Anyone know about phono preamps?
I am looking to resurrect an old turntable. My receiver does not have a phono input, so I will need to by an external phono preamp. My main question is should I go for Tubes or Solid State? Currently I am leaning towards tubes since they seem to be regarded more highly in the turntable community. I guess they have imperfections that are desirable and produce a "fuller" sound. I am a young whipper snapper though, so I do not have any nostalgic reason for preferring them and have never even heard the difference (yet).
I am looking at the "Yaqin ms-23b" amp as the most affordable tube solution right now (knowing I might swap out the tubes). I dont suppose anyone here has experience in this area?
Solid states are like an order of magnitude cheaper.... People say you get what you pay for though.
The SS preamp I am looking at would be the "ART DJ-PRE II" which seems to be the best value in the field without much debate.