Phono Pre-amplifier choice less than 100€

SDIESEL77

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Hi Guys,

I just got a cheap phono pre amp from Maplin which I m not happy with and I'd like to invest in a slightly better one but cannot exceed a budget of 100€.

What would you recommend?

Cheers
 

DIB

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What are you not happy with specifically?

You could do worse than go with the one in my signature that I've recently bought from Beresfords (of Dac fame) for £43 delivered. The same one is being sold under another badge, Revolver Phono 2 for £129.99. Same model basically.

Other than that the usual suspects, Pro-Ject, Cambridge Audo, NAD all do good budget phono amps for about £80/£90 that will probably beat the Maplins cheapo one quite easily. You can pick up decent Pro-Ject phono boxes secondhand for around £50, same with CA and NAD, off Ebay.

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SDIESEL77

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Thanks guys, the maplin one produce very low volume level and the quality of sound.....
 
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What cartridge are you using? Most cartridges/phono amps output level under that of a CD, for example, so it's not unusual to have to crank the volume on your amp up.

Try the Rega Fono mini. It's available for £56 in quite a few places and will be a notable upgrade, but note it's MM only. If you want MM and MC, then try the Musical Fidelity V-LPS.
 

SDIESEL77

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Thanks for the advices.

I m currently using an old Ortofon OMB 10 but I ordered a new GRADO Prestige Green that I should receive this week. Hopefully it will be better with the new one
 

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