I posted a few weeks back on deciding between a Rogue Sphinx, Rega Elex-R, etc. I've heard both of thesesince then and I'm still looking. My latest options: I can get all of these within a $150 of each other: Simaudio Moon 240i Marantz KI Ruby Marantz PS14S1
I should mention that I need a good phono stage, at least until I can pull the trigger on a separate phono amp. I'm looking for some feedback from anyone who has heard any/all of these amps. Thank you!
The Simaudio and the Ruby are both very good modern designs, the other Marantz a bit older. It comes down to a matter of taste. The Ruby might be a little more forgiving/relaxed/warm/liquid, insert your adjective of choice.
+1 @cal3713 — It’d be most helpful to know what you thought of the Sphinx and Elex and what characteristics are most important to you in terms of sound reproduction along with associated equipment and room description.