Urgent! Is Cambridge Audio 640p phono stage a step up from my integrateds?
As can't afford a fancy Graham Slee Era Gold V phono stage yet i'm thinking of buying a Cambridge Audio 640p to partner my Rega P3/24, Ortofon 2m blue. Will this be better quality than the inbuilt phono stage on my Marantz PM 6002? I haven't actually used the inbuilt phono stage as everybody always says they're inferior to separate phono stages plus I once plugged the T.V through it and got a nasty noise (even with the volume at zero), stupid I know. Worried I might have damaged it anyway. The Cambridge seems to get glowing reviews almost everywhere i've looked but i'm worried it will sound like budget kit and i might be best off saving my pennies for a better stage. The Rega is as yet unused as putting the final touches to my system so looking forward to hearing it.