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Musiclover80
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Help choosing the right Phono Preamplifier

I need help with the phono stage upgrade. I like the mofi studio phono but it is noisy. I want to get a better phono stage and it is very challenging to hear things and demo at stores these days. I will upgrade the cartridge next; I will move to a moving coil; the mofi master tracker is great for now. I’m after a more 3D soundstage and nice instrument separation and space. I want a purer analog sound; I know I have a solid-state amp, but I love the Hegel sound. I am not sure if I will benefit from a tube phono stage or solid-state.

My current system:

· Hegel H390 Integrated amp

· Bluesound Node Streamer

· Dynaudio Contour 20i

· Rel t7x sub

· Audiolab CD transport

· Fender Mofi Precision Turntable with master tracker

· Mofi Studio phono

I am looking at these phono preamps:

Icon Audio PS2 MM Tube Phono Preamplifier: $1,250.00

Sutherland Insight Phono Preamplifier: $1,399.00

Musical Surroundings Nova III MM/MC Phono Preamplifier: $1,500.00

PATHOS IN THE GROOVE MM / MC PHONOSTAGE: $1,895

Hegel V10: $1,650.00

EAT E-GLO PETIT TUBE PHONOSTAGE: $1,699

Thanks for reading and your comments ;)

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