How do you know it's time for external phono stage

I have a Classe CAP-100 with the optional phono board. I upgraded my Rega Planar 3 to a P25 a couple of years ago. I upgraded my Super Elys to a DV20XH a couple of months ago. I listen to every type of music. My speakers are Spica TC-60's. Should I expect great improvements from an external phono stage? If so, how much should I expect to spend? Any recommendations? Thanks!

Showing 1 response by ptmconsulting

You'll probably have to spend a bit to improve on the Classe's phonoe stage. Of course if you're willing to shell out $1500 or more there are plenty of used phono stages available that are truly great. But it's always a matter of degree --- and money.