I’m writing for help. I need to purchase a phono stage (I lost mine in an electrical event) and have narrowed it to three, all of which I’ve heard before the pandemic and that are available on the affordable used market. What I cannot figure out is whether they would technically (not sonically) sit well between my turntable/cartridge and preamp (PS Audio Signature).
Is there anyone who would be willing and able to help me figure this out? The three, listed below, have different presentations (strengths and weaknesses) but they are all acceptable to me from the perspective of wallet and sound profile. If anyone is up for it, please contact me. Maybe as payment I could send you an album?
These are the three contenders:
- Art Audio Vinyl Reference
- Ayre P-5xe Phono Preamplifier
- JE Audio HP10 Phono Stage
Thank you kindly!