Although plain in design and a little cramped for connectivity, the Zphono XRM from Parasound is a performance powerhouse.
Audio-Technica’s moving coil cartridge has morphed into a five-strong range, starting with the AT-OC9XEN step-up model.
QED’s Reference XT40i is a reasonably priced cable that will help your system sound as clean as possible.
Better known for its DACs, Chord’s experience in analogue amplification shines through in the new Huei phono stage.
Pro-Ject goes own brand, producing a talented moving coil cartridge that works well with all genres of music.
The Quintet Blue is modestly priced by moving coil cartridge standards, but it delivers an excellent all-round performance.
Rega’s high-end phono stage shows the company has the talent to compete at the highest price levels.