If your amplifier doesn't have a built-in phono stage to boost the signal from a turntable, then you'll need one of these – a dedicated phono preamp – to do the job for you.

Below you'll find options at a number of different pricepoints, including phono preamps suitable for budget, mid-range and high-end turntables.

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Under £100
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Rega Fono Mini A2D

Reviewed on 27th February 2012 at
£85

If you've just jumped on the first rung of the vinyl ladder, this budget phono stage is an awesome little investment.

A previous Award-winner, the Fono Mini A2D is a moving magnet design, but also features a front-mounted USB socket to enable you to transfer your vinyl to a PC should you so wish.

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Under £200
Under £300
Under £900

Rega Aria

Reviewed on 4th January 2016 at
£800

A phono stage of rare quality under £1000, the Rega Aria will perform superbly – as long as the rest of your system is suitably talented.

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Under £2000

Cyrus Phono Signature/PSX-R2

Reviewed on 4th April 2016 at
£1,900

This is a top class phono stage for similarly talented high-end turntables. We love the way it sounds and the ability to fine-tune cartridge loading with the remote works perfectly.

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