For me I really enjoy the Cambridge Audio 640P Phono preamp with the turntables I've had/have. What is the TT and cart that you have with your associated gear you mention?
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After some research I think I'll probably go with the Musical Fidelity V-LPS Mk. II, although the 640P seems to be a close second. Right now I'm just using a super low-end AT LP60...I know, I know. I've just spent a lot on the amp, dac, speakers, cables and other assorted equipment, so the turntable will have to wait for an upgrade. However, right now I just want to get decent vinyl sound so I'm gonna grab a phono preamp for now.
Rolfs, (Bellari), for less than 100 bucks!!! It was matched to a Luxman PX 100 with a Clearaudio Classic Aurum cartdrige, played through an NAD C375BEE integrated amplifier ... that's before the Lux CA combo found their way into a vintage system ... sounded awesome!!! Rolfs, (Bellari) entry level kicks butt!!!
If you can save up to around $500, the Jasmine LP2.5DU phono stage is one of audio's great bargain. It easily competes with a couple of $4000 phono stages I've had and compared favorably to a Mark Levinson phono stage in the Dagogo review. This thing has a separate power supply and built like a brick, the front is beautifully finished with glass and elegant lit up logo.
Find a Pass Labs Pearl for about $150-$200, then later if you need more gain due to Pearl only having 40db of gain add a Hagerman Picollo head amp for $250, that will give you up to 66db. I think Pass Labs Pearl can compete with $1000 plus pre's. Some say it get close to the real Pass Labs. Put better caps and fuse and it plays with much more expensive amps. I have the non upgraded cap version Pearl in a second system it sounds better to me than a PS Audio Parts Connextion modded GCPH I use to have. I sold my modded pearl and missed it so much I bought another Pearl and plan to mod it again. You know when you buy it again it must be pretty good.