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Multitest phono pre-amps – Part 2 – MoFi – Cambridge – Musical Fidelity – ProJect – Primare

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Rounding - Conclusion

It was an interesting audio/music journey for your author. As you well know, your author doesn’t do much with vinyl. There are all sorts of reasons for that – including convenience and laziness – but fair is fair: vinyl is fun. And it makes you listen to music differently. More intensely. And that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it!

What can we conclude from this mass test of nine pre-amps and some more variations with Sbooster power supplies?

First of all: power supply is everything…. yes: there we go again. But it’s just a fact. Bad power supply = inferior performance.

Then: everything is matching and taste. Your player’s element has to match the pre-amp. So what we experience here does not necessarily go so well or badly in your set-up. However: the signature will match reasonably well, we estimate.

What we mainly want to give is: try it out. Borrow a few pre-amps to experiment with. Learn what you like!

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Conclusion

It was another fascinating trip. A trip in which we learned a lot ... and saw things confirmed again. Think about it: power supplies are very decisive for sound! Audio = power supply. And that is also true for these nine phono pre-amps. The models with a clean power supply simply sound better. What else have we seen confirmed? Matching is important ... The pre-amp and cartridge must work well together. In short: borrow a few models and go play at home!

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Product

Link to store

Price

Cambridge Audio Duo
349EUR
Pro-Ject
599EUR

Winkels met Cambridge Audio

Sint-Antoniusstraat 15
2300 Turnhout, BE
Joseph Bensstraat 21
1180 Ukkel, BE
Bredabaan 1031
B-2930 Brasschaat, BE
Pelikaanstraat 126
2018 Antwerpen, BE
Schoenmakersstraat 19
6041EX Roermond, NL
Grotestraat 23
5931 CS Tegelen, NL
Parkweg 23
8084CG 't Harde, NL
St. Ceciliastraat 28
5038 HA Tilburg, NL
Breestraat 146-148
2311CX Leiden, Zuid Holland, NL
Korevaarstraat 2 e-f
2311 JS Leiden, NL
Spoorstraat 18
7491 CK Delden, Overijssel, NL
Steenstraat 54
6828 CM Arnhem, Gelderland, NL
Beethovenstraat 9-b
1077 HL Amsterdam, Noord Holland, NL

Winkels met Musical Fidelity

Grotestraat 23
5931 CS Tegelen, NL
Parkweg 23
8084CG 't Harde, NL
Breestraat 146-148
2311CX Leiden, Zuid Holland, NL
Steenstraat 54
6828 CM Arnhem, Gelderland, NL

Winkels met Primare

Sint-Antoniusstraat 15
2300 Turnhout, BE
Joseph Bensstraat 21
1180 Ukkel, BE
Bredabaan 1031
B-2930 Brasschaat, BE
Pelikaanstraat 126
2018 Antwerpen, BE
St. Ceciliastraat 28
5038 HA Tilburg, NL
Markt 3
3131 CR Vlaardingen, NL
Korevaarstraat 2 e-f
2311 JS Leiden, NL
Koningsstraat 35
2011TC Haarlem, Noord Holland, NL
Theresiastraat 151 - 157
2593 AG Den Haag, Noord Holland, NL
Beethovenstraat 9-b
1077 HL Amsterdam, Noord Holland, NL

Winkels met Pro-Ject

Sint-Antoniusstraat 15
2300 Turnhout, BE
Joseph Bensstraat 21
1180 Ukkel, BE
Pleinweg 136
3083 EP Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, NL
Bredabaan 1031
B-2930 Brasschaat, BE
Pelikaanstraat 126
2018 Antwerpen, BE
Schoenmakersstraat 19
6041EX Roermond, NL
Grotestraat 23
5931 CS Tegelen, NL
Parkweg 23
8084CG 't Harde, NL
St. Ceciliastraat 28
5038 HA Tilburg, NL
Geldropseweg 105
5611 SE Eindhoven, NL
Breestraat 146-148
2311CX Leiden, Zuid Holland, NL
Korevaarstraat 2 e-f
2311 JS Leiden, NL
St.-Katelijnevest 53
2000 Antwerpen, BE
Beethovenstraat 9-b
1077 HL Amsterdam, Noord Holland, NL