Top 10 Best Home Audio Phono Preamps
for May 2022

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Mini 5654 Vacuum Tube Phono Preamp Home Stereo Audio Pre-Amplifier Headphone Amp

Douk Audio Mini 5654 Vacuum Tube Phono Preamp Home Stereo Audio Pre-Amplifier Headphone Amp

by Douk Audio
What We like

Mini size and excellent performance: all designs full of details, solid aluminum knob, potentiometer for smooth multi-level gain adjustment, grey integrated moulding aluminum alloy shell decorates with special red tube cover and knob, looks vintage and elegant. Compact T4 PRO will give you a different acoustic enjoyment with large dynamic and sweet tube sound even in limited space.

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Product Features

  • T4 PRO tube preamp meets more HiFi needs: MM phono input, converts phono signal to line level signal, with low-noise integrated circuits and high-quality components to ensure clear and clean sound. 3.5mm AUX input, amplify the low level audio signal from your phone, tablet, PC, MP3 etc., easier to drive amplifier or active speaker and greatly improve the sound quality.
  • 3.5mm headphone output and perfect circuit design: T4PRO also with built-in classic headphone amp circuit(2*NE5532), easily to drive 32-300 ohm headphones. Reasonable and advanced architecture, TI TPA5430 for power management, TL071+JRC2068 phono preamp circuit etc., enjoy HiFi analog sound and first-class design with an unbeatable low cost.
  • Imported JAN5654 tubes and vintage warm sound: default comes with JAN5654 tubes, improves everything associated with your music such as detail, transparency, immediacy, richness, dynamic, tone etc., much better than 6J1 series especially in human voice. Pluggable tube socket for tube rolling and sound-shaping, easy to pick from and alter the sound signature to one's preference.

Imported jan5654 tubes and vintage warm sound: default comes with jan5654 tubes, improves everything associated with your music such as detail, transparency, immediacy, richness, dynamic, tone etc., much better than 6j1 series especially in human voice. pluggable tube socket for tube rolling and sound-shaping, easy to pick from and alter the sound signature to one's preference. 3.5mm headphone output and perfect circuit design: t4pro also with built-in classic headphone amp circuit(2*ne5532), easily to drive 32-300 ohm headphones. reasonable and advanced architecture, ti tpa5430 for power management, tl071+jrc2068 phono preamp circuit etc., enjoy hifi analog sound and first-class design with an unbeatable low cost. T4 pro tube preamp meets more hifi needs: mm phono input, converts phono signal to line level signal, with low-noise integrated circuits and high-quality components to ensure clear and clean sound. 3.5mm aux input, amplify the low level audio signal from your phone, tablet, pc, mp3 etc., easier to drive amplifier or active speaker and greatly improve the sound quality.

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FX AUDIO Box 01 Phono Preamp RCA Input Output MM Phonograph Preamplifier for Turntable DC 12V Low Noise Pre-amp for Home Audio Stereo Recorder Player (Silver)

FX-AUDIO- FX AUDIO Box 01 Phono Preamp RCA Input Output MM Phonograph Preamplifier for Turntable DC 12V Low Noise Pre-amp for Home Audio Stereo Recorder Player (Silver)

by FX-AUDIO-
What We like

FUNCTION OF BOX 01 PREAMP The pre-amp is ultra low noise, RIAA certification, easy to set up, gives you a increased vinyl sound quality. Built-in high-quality positive and negative power supply circuit can filter impurities, improve sound performance, reduce noise, and keep low distortion. Output of turntable will be improved from 3mV to 300mV/1V through this phono pre-amp

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Product Features

  • MM PHONO PREAMP Phono turntable preamp for turntable with MM (moving magnet) cartridges, only for phonograph without built-in preamp. Phono signal can be amplified to high level output to play clear and natural music with this turntable preamp. The preamp is RIAA equalization curve, optimizing phono cartridge response
  • ALLUMINUM ALLOY PHONO PRE-AMP Black immersion gold PCB board with great impact-resistant, stability and wet-resistant, high precision low noise metal film resistors, low noise and low distortion op amp chip NJM2068, aluminum alloy metal wire drawing shell. Chic metal texture, with great wear resistance, high temperature resistance, corrosion resistant and long-lasting

Alluminum alloy phono pre-amp black immersion gold pcb board with great impact-resistant, stability and wet-resistant, high precision low noise metal film resistors, low noise and low distortion op amp chip njm2068, aluminum alloy metal wire drawing shell. chic metal texture, with great wear resistance, high temperature resistance, corrosion resistant and long-lasting Mm phono preamp phono turntable preamp for turntable with mm (moving magnet) cartridges, only for phonograph without built-in preamp. phono signal can be amplified to high level output to play clear and natural music with this turntable preamp. the preamp is riaa equalization curve, optimizing phono cartridge response

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Pro-Ject Audio - Phono Box DC - MM/MC Phono preamp with line Output - Blk

Pro-Ject Audio

Phono Box DC, MM/MC Phono preamp with line Output, Blk

by Pro-Ject
What We like

Small size allows installation close to record player

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Product Features

  • Compact phono preamplifier
  • Adjusts for MM or MC cartridge via switch on rear panel
  • Ultra-low impedance output stage

Adjusts for mm or mc cartridge via switch on rear panel Compact phono preamplifier Ultra-low impedance output stage

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Cambridge Audio Alva Solo | Phono Preamp for Moving Magnet Turntable

Cambridge Audio Alva Solo

Phono Preamp for Moving Magnet Turntable

by Cambridge Audio
What We like

GREAT ADDITION TO ANY AMP The Alva Solo is a perfect for your amp that doesnt have a phono preamp built in or a great upgrade for your amp with one built in. You will notice more smoothness and warmth with less distortion and background noise.

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Product Features

  • DESIGNED FOR VINYL Cambridge Audios Alva Solo is a dedicated moving magnet phono preamp designed to give you a superb sonic experience from your favorite record collection using its switch mode power supply and surface mounted circuit board.
  • TECH SPECS - MAX POWER CONSUMPTION 10W, GAIN @ 1KHZ 39dB, NOMINAL OUTPUT 300mV, SENSITIVITY FOR NOMINAL OUTPUT 3.35mV, EQUIVALENT INPUT NOISE ~0.09uV, RIAA CURVE ACCURACY +/- 0.65dB 30Hz-20kHz, DIMENSIONS (H X W X D) 1.9x6.9x5.2, WEIGHT 1.5lbs
  • ATTENTION TO DETAIL The Alva Duo's switch mode power supply and surface mount technology delivers short signal paths and a faster response with precision and lower background noise so you don't hear a hum over the vinyl's low-level signals.
  • SUBSONIC FILTER & BALANCE CONTROL The Alva Solo will even work if your vinyls are a little worse for wear. The subsonic filter and balance control eliminate low frequency rumbles from imperfections in your vinyl for an accurate soundstage.

subsonic filter & balance control the alva solo will even work if your vinyls are a little worse for wear. the subsonic filter and balance control eliminate low frequency rumbles from imperfections in your vinyl for an accurate soundstage. attention to detail the alva duo's switch mode power supply and surface mount technology delivers short signal paths and a faster response with precision and lower background noise so you don't hear a hum over the vinyl's low-level signals. tech specs - max power consumption 10w, gain @ 1khz 39db, nominal output 300mv, sensitivity for nominal output 3.35mv, equivalent input noise ~0.09uv, riaa curve accuracy +/- 0.65db 30hz-20khz, dimensions (h x w x d) 1.9x6.9x5.2, weight 1.5lbs designed for vinyl Cambridge Audios alva solo is a dedicated moving magnet phono preamp designed to give you a superb sonic experience from your favorite record collection using its switch mode power supply and surface mounted circuit board.

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Cambridge Audio Alva Duo | Phono Preamp for Moving Magnet & Moving Coil Turntables

Cambridge Audio Alva Duo

Phono Preamp for Moving Magnet & Moving Coil Turntables

by Cambridge Audio
What We like

DESIGNED FOR VINYL Cambridge Audios Alva Duo was designed to give you a superb sonic experience from your favorite record collection using its state-of-the-art switch mode power supply and a new surface mounted circuit board.

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Product Features

  • ATTENTION TO DETAIL The Alva Duo's switch mode power supply and surface mount technology delivers short signal paths and a faster response with precision and lower background noise so you don't hear a hum over the vinyl's low-level signals.
  • TECH SPECS - MAX POWER CONSUMPTION 10W, CARTRIDGE SUPPORT Moving Magnet | Moving Coil, GAIN @ 1KHZ MM: 39dB | MC: 60dB, NOMINAL OUTPUT 300mV, SENSITIVITY FOR NOMINAL OUTPUT MM: 3.35mV | MC: 305uV, DIMENSIONS 1.9" x 8.5" x 6.2", WEIGHT 2.1lbs
  • HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER Cambridge added a unique 6.35mm headphone jack directly into the phono stage so you can listen in private. The integrated headphone outputalso means no need to turn on your amplifier just to power your headphones.
  • SUBSONIC FILTER & BALANCE CONTROL The Alva Duo will even work if your vinyls are a little worse for wear. The subsonic filter and balance control eliminate low frequency rumbles from imperfections in your vinyl for an accurate soundstage.

subsonic filter & balance control the alva duo will even work if your vinyls are a little worse for wear. the subsonic filter and balance control eliminate low frequency rumbles from imperfections in your vinyl for an accurate soundstage. attention to detail the alva duo's switch mode power supply and surface mount technology delivers short signal paths and a faster response with precision and lower background noise so you don't hear a hum over the vinyl's low-level signals. headphone amplifier cambridge added a unique 6.35mm headphone jack directly into the phono stage so you can listen in private. the integrated headphone outputalso means no need to turn on your amplifier just to power your headphones. tech specs - max power consumption 10w, cartridge support moving magnet | moving coil, gain @ 1khz mm: 39db | mc: 60db, nominal output 300mv, sensitivity for nominal output mm: 3.35mv | mc: 305uv, dimensions 1.9" x 8.5" x 6.2", weight 2.1lbs

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Fosi Audio Box X2 Phono Preamp for Turntable Preamplifier MM Phonograph Preamplifier with Gain Gear Mini Stereo Audio Hi-Fi Pre-Amplifier for Record Player with DC 12V Power Supply

Fosi Audio Box X2 Phono Preamp for Turntable Preamplifier MM Phonograph Preamplifier with Gain Gear Mini Stereo Audio Hi-Fi Pre-Amplifier for Record Player with DC 12V Power Supply

by Fosi Audio
What We like

Three switchable gain modes: 39, 42, 45 dB. Adjustable gain levels to give you customizable control and outstanding compatibility. Entry-Level high-end analog sound and top-notch circuitry for an unbeatable low cost.

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Product Features

  • Tube MM Phono Preamplifier: Converts phono signals to Line Level Signals with low-noise integrated circuits and high-quality components to remove low-frequency noise ensure clear sound quality. Designed with grounding post to protect your turntable.
  • Applicable vacuum tube model: 6K4/6J1/6J4/GE5654/6AK5/66*In vacuum tubes, etc. You can replace the vacuum tubes to DIY your stereo system. Different tube with different sound.
  • Tube Preamplifier: It's also a tube preamp with 3.5mm AUX Input. Designed and assembled by Fosi Audio from high-quality components. Great warm, smooth-sounding.

Applicable vacuum tube model: 6k4/6j1/6j4/ge5654/6ak5/66*in vacuum tubes, etc. you can replace the vacuum tubes to diy your stereo system. different tube with different sound. Tube mm phono preamplifier: converts phono signals to line level signals with low-noise integrated circuits and high-quality components to remove low-frequency noise ensure clear sound quality. designed with grounding post to protect your turntable. Tube preamplifier: it's also a tube preamp with 3.5mm aux input. designed and assembled by Fosi Audio from high-quality components. great warm, smooth-sounding.

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Douk Audio T3 PRO MM Phono Stage Preamp Mini Stereo Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

Douk Audio T3 PRO MM Phono Stage Preamp Mini Stereo Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

by Douk Audio
What We like

With gain adjustment switch(OFF-39dB-42dB-45dB), convenient to match better with different audio signals, the front panel are machined with wire drawing and frosted technology, looks more fashionable and distinctive.

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Product Features

  • Reasonable curcuit layout and concise wiring to ensure HiFi clear sound with low noise, adopting 2PCS 6A2 vacuum tubes(can be replaced by 6K4 / 6J1 / 6J4 / GE5654 / 6AK5 / 6*1n) to make sound warm, dynamic and sweet, bringing extremely high-quality listening experience.
  • With MM signal input and 3.5mm AUX input(with priority), can be used as a MM phono preamp and a tube preamp, compatible with many audio devices such as MM record player, phone,TV, MP3 players, CD players, DAC, computers etc. to satisfy different demands.
  • Notice: this is only a preamp, which needs to be used with amplifiers or active speakers.
  • Mini size with exquisite appearance, aluminum alloy chassis with better shielding performance and gold-plated terminals with lossless transmission, perfectly suitable for MM record players and other audio sources.

Notice: this is only a preamp, which needs to be used with amplifiers or active speakers. Reasonable curcuit layout and concise wiring to ensure hifi clear sound with low noise, adopting 2pcs 6a2 vacuum tubes(can be replaced by 6k4 / 6j1 / 6j4 / ge5654 / 6ak5 / 6*1n) to make sound warm, dynamic and sweet, bringing extremely high-quality listening experience. With mm signal input and 3.5mm aux input(with priority), can be used as a mm phono preamp and a tube preamp, compatible with many audio devices such as mm record player, phone,tv, mp3 players, cd players, dac, computers etc. to satisfy different demands. Mini size with exquisite appearance, aluminum alloy chassis with better shielding performance and gold-plated terminals with lossless transmission, perfectly suitable for mm record players and other audio sources.

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Fosi Audio Box X1 Phono Preamp for MM Turntable Mini Stereo Audio Hi-Fi Phonograph/Record Player Preamplifier with 3.5MM Headphone and RCA Output with DC 12V Power Supply

Fosi Audio Box X1 Phono Preamp for MM Turntable Mini Stereo Audio Hi-Fi Phonograph/Record Player Preamplifier with 3.5MM Headphone and RCA Output with DC 12V Power Supply

by Fosi Audio
What We like

Features Power Switch & 3.5MM Headphone Output: The unique power switch button design is very convenient to use. You can enjoy high-quality music with headphones through the 3.5 mm headphone output. Note: RCA line output and AUX headphone output can be output simultaneously.

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Product Features

  • MM Phono Preamplifier & DC12V Power Adapter: Output Voltage Level: 2V max (P-P) at 10K Ohms, SNR: 70dB, THD: 0.08% @ 1kHz and 3mV, Frequency Response: Standard RIAA. Equipped with DC12V high quality power supply.
  • Converts Phono Signals: Compact ultra-low noise phono turntable preamp that converts phono signals to line level signals. Designed with grounding post to protect your turntable.
  • 3.5MM / RCA Output: BOX X1 supports MM turntable input, 3.5MM headphone output and RCA line output for powered speakers. Note: You can connect a power amplifier through the 3.5MM or RCA output, then connect the passive speakers.

3.5mm / rca output: box x1 supports mm turntable input, 3.5mm headphone output and rca line output for powered speakers. note: you can connect a power amplifier through the 3.5mm or rca output, then connect the passive speakers. Mm phono preamplifier & dc12v power adapter: output voltage level: 2v max (p-p) at 10k ohms, snr: 70db, thd: 0.08% @ 1khz and 3mv, frequency response: standard riaa. equipped with dc12v high quality power supply. Converts phono signals: compact ultra-low noise phono turntable preamp that converts phono signals to line level signals. designed with grounding post to protect your turntable.

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FX AUDIO MM Phono Preamp Turntable Preamplifier RIAA Amplified Line Output Mini Stereo Audio Hi-Fi Phonograph Preamp with Ground for Vinyl Record Players Low Noise Operation(with Power Supply)

FX AUDIO MM Phono Preamp Turntable Preamplifier RIAA Amplified Line Output Mini Stereo Audio Hi-Fi Phonograph Preamp with Ground for Vinyl Record Players Low Noise Operation(with Power Supply)

by FX AUDIO
What We like

ADVANCE ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS COMBINATIONThe record player preamp adopts OP amp IC (NJM2068) and high quality positive and negative power circuit design, as well as high precision metal film resistance, can effectively reduce noise and distortion, improve the quality and clarity of sound quality.

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Product Features

  • SPECIAL FOR TURNTABLE The PHONO preamplifier is designed to be used for amplifier without "PHONO" input. The one of feature is audio RIAA curve more balance and equalization,the other is signal amplification.The stereo phono preamplifier for turntable provide more convenience and sound quality enjoyment for the audiophile.
  • HIGH QUALITY MATERIALThe phono preamplifier is dedicated to vinyl record turntable, providing sound amplification and reducing distortion and noise.The turntable phono preamp is made of black gold-sinking craft PCB board and 1.6mm epoxy glass fiber cloth RF4 board, which has good impact resistance, moisture resistance and high temperature resistance
  • MM PHONOThe HiFi phono preamp adopt Moving Magnet, which is more suitable for rock, popular, and even jazz. The output level of MM phono is higher than MC,it is low cost, high cost performance, better durability and easy to replace.The output level of CD/ DVD player is about 2mV, while the output level of the MM phono is about 3mV. The output level of the phono must be raised to a high level via amplification before the sound played back.
  • INPUT & OUTPUTMM input is mainly connected with left and right channels of vinyl record turntable;GND is the ground connection between ground interface and vinyl record turntable;The RCA output is mainly connected to the power amplifier and active speaker.Warming Tips:The product is only suitable for vinyl record turntable. Please confirm the phono pickup model of vinyl record turntable before buying them.

mm phonothe hifi phono preamp adopt moving magnet, which is more suitable for rock, popular, and even jazz. the output level of mm phono is higher than mc,it is low cost, high cost performance, better durability and easy to replace.the output level of cd/ dvd player is about 2mv, while the output level of the mm phono is about 3mv. the output level of the phono must be raised to a high level via amplification before the sound played back. high quality materialthe phono preamplifier is dedicated to vinyl record turntable, providing sound amplification and reducing distortion and noise.the turntable phono preamp is made of black gold-sinking craft pcb board and 1.6mm epoxy glass fiber cloth rf4 board, which has good impact resistance, moisture resistance and high temperature resistance input & outputmm input is mainly connected with left and right channels of vinyl record turntable;gnd is the ground connection between ground interface and vinyl record turntable;the rca output is mainly connected to the power amplifier and active speaker.warming tips:the product is only suitable for vinyl record turntable. please confirm the phono pickup model of vinyl record turntable before buying them. special for turntable the phono preamplifier is designed to be used for amplifier without "phono" input. the one of feature is audio riaa curve more balance and equalization,the other is signal amplification.the stereo phono preamplifier for turntable provide more convenience and sound quality enjoyment for the audiophile.

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SUCA-AUDIO Phono Preamp for Turntable MM Phonograph HiFi Vacuum Tube Preamplifier with Gain Gear Mini Stereo Audio Hi-Fi Pre-Amplifier for Record Player with DC 12V Power Supply

SUCA-AUDIO Phono Preamp for Turntable MM Phonograph HiFi Vacuum Tube Preamplifier with Gain Gear Mini Stereo Audio Hi-Fi Pre-Amplifier for Record Player with DC 12V Power Supply

by SUCA-AUIDO
What We like

Internal Layout Details: Reasonable current layout and concise wiring to ensure HIFI clear sound and low noise.Create cost-effective products with heart and bring the best user experience to customers.

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Product Features

  • Vacuum Tubes Replaceable Design: Tubes can be replaced by 6K4 / 6J1 / 6J4 / GE5654 / 6AK5 / 6*1n and ect, you can DIY your stereo ststem with different tubes. sound warm, dynamic and sweet, bringing extremely high-quality listening experience.
  • Gain Adjustable Design: 39/42/45 dB gains levels switchable,different output gain is convenient to match different audio signal better, give a customizable control and great listening experience.
  • Tube Preamplifier for Turntable: Converts phono signals to Line Level Signals with low-noise integrated circuits and high-quality components to remove low-frequency noise ensure clear sound quality. Designed with grounding post to protect your turntable.
  • 2 in 1 Turntable Preamp: With MM signal input and 3.5mm AUX input(with priority). It can be used as an MM phono preamp and a tube preamp. Compatible with many audio devices such as MM record player, phone,TV, MP3 players, CD players, DAC, computers etc. to satisfy different demands.

2 in 1 turntable preamp: with mm signal input and 3.5mm aux input(with priority). it can be used as an mm phono preamp and a tube preamp. compatible with many audio devices such as mm record player, phone,tv, mp3 players, cd players, dac, computers etc. to satisfy different demands. Vacuum tubes replaceable design: tubes can be replaced by 6k4 / 6j1 / 6j4 / ge5654 / 6ak5 / 6*1n and ect, you can diy your stereo ststem with different tubes. sound warm, dynamic and sweet, bringing extremely high-quality listening experience. Gain adjustable design: 39/42/45 db gains levels switchable,different output gain is convenient to match different audio signal better, give a customizable control and great listening experience. Tube preamplifier for turntable: converts phono signals to line level signals with low-noise integrated circuits and high-quality components to remove low-frequency noise ensure clear sound quality. designed with grounding post to protect your turntable.

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