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User review of the month, September - Rega Fono Mini A2D

While much of the turntable revival may be centred around affordable, plug 'n' play decks, plenty of good budget (and more expensive) turntables require the addition of a signal-boosting phono stage.

Furthermore, a phono stage can be a cost effective upgrade for any vinyl system, typically offering better performance than integrated phono stages.

That's the case with this month's winning user review, which sees a Rega Fono Mini A2D phono stage breathing new life into a much-loved Pioneer turntable.

Over to simonpj145, who waxes lyrical in the review: "It has 'woken up' my record collection. Listening to Ziggy Stardust was an experience I've just not had with digital or with the previous phono stage. Just spent the afternoon going through my collection, Flock Of Seagulls and so on. Great time!"

A previous Award-winner, this Rega phono stage is now a few years old, so there are alternatives, but as it's still on sale for £89, you may feel emboldened to act on this hearty recommendation.

simonpj145 wins a pair of Lindy Cromo NCX-100 noise-cancelling headphones worth £100 for his user review.

Each month we'll be picking a winning review - simply write your own review to be in with a chance of winning the competition for October.

You can review any product you own that's listed on What Hi-Fi?. Just search for the product and then click the user reviews tab on the product's review page.

Need some inspiration? Look back on previous user review of the month winners, which have featured an Arcam amp, a Denon system, B&W speakers, a 4K OLED TV and SoundMagic headphones.

MORE: How to write your own user review

Joe Cox

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys mixing vinyl and cycling.