Phono amp question,


My amp is an integrated Melody with no phono .I am running my turntable through a Marantz 1070.Would a cheap dedicated phono amp..."Bellari vp 29",Hagerman bugle,art USB ..ect..." sound any better? I do have several old integrated amps I could play with.Thanks
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I had a cheap antique sound labs phonolux and preferred it over an aesthetix rhea. Coupled with a good SUT it kicked a$$
NO it will not, All these $200 models do not sound that good. you need to buy something used that was $600 and is now $300...Trust me, you'll be glad you did.
I have found that that even budget external preamps will out
perform many built in phono sections of most mainstream
integrated amps/receivers. Also, and most importantly, they
are much more quiet. Here is a simple test. Are you getting
any discernible hiss, before signal, from your speakers with
your current phono stage? I have used many budget models that
were very near silent even when ears were pressed against the
speakers. Once the needle meets the vinyl, the music will flow
much better emanating from a black background.

Your not talking a lot of money here - try one and hear for
yourself.

I agree with Paraneer, there are some excellent low priced
phono preamps out there.

I was so intrigued by this
phono preamp that I had to try one. I had never heard of
this one until Tone Audio reviewed it.

It's a killer little unit. For $300, probably the buy of
the century. Can you do better? Sure, but at a much higher
price.

Highly recommended!
Several that might meet your needs.
http://www.vista-audio.com/
http://schiit.com/products/mani
https://emotiva.com/products/pres-and-pros/xps-1
http://www.haglabs.com/collections/phono-preamps/products/bugle2