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 and mid-range turntables - there's even an option for ultra high-end decks.

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Best phono preamp under £100
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Tested at £85

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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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Best phono preamp under £200
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Tested at £160

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Fast, organised and dynamic, this box offers great quality on a budget. The Gram Amp 2 Communicator is low on frills but high on quality.

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Best phono preamp under £300
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Tested at £200

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Although it lacks the detail of other similarly priced phono amps, the Award-winning Rega Fono more than justifies its price in terms of dynamics and scale.

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Best phono preamp under £1000
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Tested at £800

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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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