Question Should I add a Phono Stage

NorthEastVinyl

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I'm a real novice when it comes to systems. I have read up to provide myself with a little knowledge but still have much to learn.

My question is - is it worth adding a dedicated Phono Stage to my system. I have a Rega Planar 1 turntable, an Onkyo A-9010 amplifier and Q-Acoustics 3010I speakers.

I wondered whether adding a Rega Fono Mini A2D MkII would be worth it? Would it make a noticeable difference or would it make more sense to stick with what I have?

Thanks.
 

Gray

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I'm a real novice when it comes to systems. I have read up to provide myself with a little knowledge but still have much to learn.

My question is - is it worth adding a dedicated Phono Stage to my system. I have a Rega Planar 1 turntable, an Onkyo A-9010 amplifier and Q-Acoustics 3010I speakers.

I wondered whether adding a Rega Fono Mini A2D MkII would be worth it? Would it make a noticeable difference or would it make more sense to stick with what I have?

Thanks.
You may call yourself a novice, but nobody here is more qualified to answer your question than you (even if they happened to own, or have heard the Rega Fono and A-9010 together).
No doubt there would be a difference, whether you'd consider it better / worth the money.......
 

NorthEastVinyl

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You may call yourself a novice, but nobody here is more qualified to answer your question than you (even if they happened to own, or have heard the Rega Fono and A-9010 together).
No doubt there would be a difference, whether you'd consider it better / worth the money.......
Yes, I guess you're right. I suppose also the level I am looking at, it is not particularly high risk. Thanks.
 
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NorthEastVinyl

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that was my point for£95 there isnt any reason to go for a phono stage over and above a cartridge upgrade.
otherwise look at the Project Phono Box MM/Mc
Ah, cheers. A cartridge upgrade is another thought I’d had so maybe that’s the direction I should head first. Thanks
 

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