Hi everyone. First post here on this tremendous forum
Looking for a phono stage to add to my set up. Currently I'm using the inbuilt phono from my rather average Kenwood Basic C1 pre-amplifier (don't worry, this is getting upgraded soon). My budget is $500. So far, the following look promising:
Lehmann Black Cube (second hand)
Graham Slee Gram Amp 2 SE (people on the vinylengine don't seem to think much of GS..)
Jasmine LP2.0 (leaning towards this)
Trigon Vanguard II
Project Phono Box SE II (or this)
Cambridge Audio 640P
If anyone has experience with any of these models I would greatly appreciate your input (ha!). Also, if you have any other recommendations for the price, I'm all ears (haha!).
I suppose I should also mention I'm using a Pro-Ject Debut SE III TT with a Ortofon 2M Blue cartridge and a Quad 405-2 powering Quad 12L speakers.