I need a new phono preamp. Right now I'm using a BBE phono pre, but it doesn't have gain which is a bitch. I use my table strictly for sampling, so there's no reason for a mixer...I just need a preamp.
So what do you guys recommend for a quality phono preamp, with gain capabilities, preferably rack mountable.
The Manley Steelhead is rack mounted, but VERY expensive. For lower
cost phono preamps, try the NAD PP-1 (?), or the Creek, both are under
$200 but also don't have any gain control. You might want to find an
old Marantz, etc. hi-fi receiver and use the preamp in that as well.
Dynaco PAS 2 or 3 tube preamps can be had for under $100 and have
good phono sections.