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
Rega Fono Mini
Rega Fono Mini A2D
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Tested 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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Best phono preamp under £200
Graham Slee Gram Amp 2 Communicator
Graham Slee Gram Amp 2 Communicator
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Tested at £160

It doesn't look like much and it doesn't feel like much, but the Graham Slee Gram Amp 2 'Communicator' is a brilliant little box. It keeps things simple: it's a moving-magnet phono stage, with one set of inputs and one set of outputs. Performance is fast, organised and dynamic. This device may be low on frills, but it's high on quality.

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Best phono preamp under £300
Rega Fono MM MK2
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Tested at £200

Jump up from the Graham Slee to this Award-winning Rega phono preamp and you'll be treated to greater weight and scale, which more than justifies the extra cost.

It's a moving-magnet model, so just be sure it's compatible with your turntable before you take the plunge.

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Best phono preamp money no object
Aesthetix_Io_Eclipse
Aesthetix Io Eclipse
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Tested at £16,790

Okay, we know almost £17,000 for a phono stage is a serious amount of money for such a niche product. But if you're serious about vinyl replay, and have the kind of record player, amplification and speakers to justify this kind of outlay, then this is the phono stage for you.

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