Parasound's Awesome Z Series
I’m a big fan of these products. They’re smart, attractive, solidly built, and, from what I’ve heard so far, they sacrifice little in performance. The Zphono-USB, in fact, remains my reference phono preamplifier, eliciting the sort of drama, impact, and scale from my records that I didn’t realize was possible.
While earlier Z models’ half-width, rack-mount design made obvious their pro-audio/custom-install provenance, select models are now available in a handsome silver chassis.