Those looking for the ultimate money-no-object phono stage would do well to start with Nagra’s Classic Phono
iFi’s Zen Phono is an ambitious phono stage, and one of the cleanest sounding components we’ve heard at the price.
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.