Will SS mess with my tubes??


I have an old vintage tube receiver that has a weak phono stage. Im thinking of getting a Pro-ject phono II preamp. Will this ruin the nice tube sound I am currently getting or just enhance it?
iricha1
Yes it will make them worse.
Don't listen to Tarsando, I think he's just messin' with ya. (I think)
no a good phono stage will actually make it better look for one that has mm mc options. your output on your current is probably to low. enjoy
Tarsando, care to offer exactly why? Your post offers no usable info..... certain SS Phono stages are better then some tube units and seeing how Iricha never mentioned what tube rec he has how are we to assume a SS Phono would not be a nice upgrade over his unknown integrated phono?
I would be willing to bet that any number of even budget Phono stages will trump his current one.
Irichal, Lets assume that you have a modest TT set up with a MM stylus. If that is so then a modest SS phono pre-amp is an excellent idea. They are simple and usually quiet. And you stand a reasonable chance of improving the phono stage you have on your reciever. I'm not experienced with budget SS MM phono stages but they abound. Sorry I couldn't help more. But if you have more than modest stuff and have the appropriate budget clue us in on the equipment, type of cartridge, and your budget.