ATK wrote:Thanks for explaining, and really the price is not an issue as long as I can find a good pre-amp that can deliver good sound.
If price is not an issue how much are you willing to spend? The price of a phono preamp can range from what a meal at MacDonald's for you and your significant other costs all the way to "I can buy a new car for that much".
My suggestion is to listen to Alec's suggestion.
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