Hey DIB what phonos?
The Rega MM is only temporary just to get me up and running with the ST40 - i missed out on bargain the other week - Dino MK2 with never connected PSU used for £400 - bargain as its £1000 new
Yes I wondered about your Rega Fono in relation to the rest of your system, and thought you might be looking at the next one up the chain, Rega Aria? Out of my price range but highly regarded.
It seems there are a host of great phono amps around the £300-£500 range, so after a fair bit of reading up I decided to have a listen to a Rothwell Audio Rialto and organised a weeks home demo with my dealer, and that's what I've got hooked up at the moment.. When I picked it up yesterday it was connected up with a Funk Firm turntable (with a 2M Blue incidentally
) playing through some beautiful Harbeth Super HL5 speakers. I didn't notice which amp was being used unfortunately, but the sound as you would expect was sublime.
As well as the Rothwell, I'm also going to have a listen to a Graham Slee Reflex M amp, which again I've only ever read good things about, though it is a good deal more expensive than the Rothwell.
I just felt that my new Pro-Ject TT is a definite step up from my old P3 and it deserves to get the best performance I can from it.