Do you remember those records that your grandparents used to play? Maybe you’ve seen them at your local thrift stores. Just like fashion, old trends tend to come back. In the last few years, vinyl has regained popularity in today’s day and age! Vinyl has also become trendy among the younger generation for their vintage feel and aesthetic appeal.
Which is why artists are not only releasing their albums in digital formats, but also on standard vinyl. Whether you’re new to vinyl or a long time vinyl collector, we all know you need a record player and/or turntable to play these disks. But, did you know that you can enhance your listening experience with the help of a dedicated phono stage? Keep on reading to learn how you can get the most from your vinyls and elevate your audio setup!
What is a Phono Stage?
Unfortunately, phono cartridges emit a low output signal, which requires a phono stage to amplify. The built in phono stages on many products like receivers are typically very basic. A dedicated phono stage will provide more flexibility, features, and most importantly, sound quality.
The phono stage acts as a middleman between your turntable and amplifier since most modern amplifiers don’t allow you to directly connect a turntable to an amplifier. Adding a phono stage to your audio setup allows you to amplify the sound from your turntable ensuring that you get the best quality audio from your vinyls.
Our Favourite Phono Stages:
From new vinyl collectors to long-time audiophiles, the addition or upgrade of a dedicated phono stage can help elevate your listening experience. At Noteworthy Audio, we proudly source a wide selection of both tube and solid state, as well as MM, MC, and step-up transformer Phono Stages. From industry leading manufacturers including Audio Note, Rega, Rogue Audio, and more. Check out some of our favourite products below:
- Audio Note M1 + M2
- Rega Aria MK3 Phono Stage
- Chord HUEI Phono Stage
- Luxman E-250 Phono Stage
- Rogue Audio Ares II Phono Stage
Feel free to reach out!
Whether you’re new to the hifi world or if you’re looking to get the most out of your music collection, we’ve got you covered at Noteworthy Audio. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about turntables and phono stages or if you’re looking into investing into building your audio setup, don’t hesitate to get in touch!
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