Cambridge Audio Duo (Graphite) MM/MC Phono Preamplifier/Headphone Amp

Cambridge Audio Duo (Graphite)

MM/MC Phono Preamplifier/Headphone Amp

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”Rarely does Cambridge fire too wide of the mark, but the Duo hits right at the centre of the target.”– ‘What Hi-Fi’ – 5 Star review.

Quality headphone amp

If you want to hear every nuance and background detail of your favourite music then listening with headphones takes some beating. Use the dedicated headphone amp built into the Duo and you’ll experience a whole new level of detail. With a precise volume control you’ll get exactly the right level – whatever your choice of headphones.

Perfect for amps without a phono preamp built-in
Many amplifiers no longer come with a built-in phono preamp, which is fine if you don’t use vinyl but not so good if you want to spin some records. The Cambridge Audio Duo is a dedicated phono preamp, meaning you can add a record deck to just about any amp or system with a standard AUX input. This means your choice of stereo amp or receiver is greatly expanded and, of course, you can retain the Duo phono preamp if you upgrade your main amp.

Perfect for amps with a phono preamp built-in!
Even if your main amplifier already has a phono preamp built-in, the chances are that the one inside the Duo is considerably better. Using a dedicated, switch mode power supply, the Duo is far quieter than most built-in phono preamps. The revised circuit board layout with surface-mount components further reduces noise and distortion. Factor in the shielded casing and you’ll simply hear more music and less background noise.

MC cartridge compatibility
One of the biggest advances over its little brother, the Solo, is the ability to amplify MC (Moving Coil) cartridges. These have an even lower output than MM (Moving Magnet) cartridges and require dedicated amplification. Once correctly amplified, the sound quality is stunning with a smoother yet more detailed sound. If you're serious about vinyl then fitting a good quality MC cartridge is an upgrade that you won’t regret.

Subsonic filter
Not all records are pressed the same – due to the poor quality of vinyl used, some sound considerably nosier than others. Wear and tear can play its role in reducing the quality, too. With its subsonic filter, the Duo filters out low frequency rumble; reducing distortion and protecting your speakers’ woofers from excessive wear.

Give your system a double whammy upgrade, with the Cambridge Audio Duo.

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Free UK delivery on orders over £50

Next working day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call your local store or our Telesales team for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.
”Rarely does Cambridge fire too wide of the mark, but the Duo hits right at the centre of the target.”– ‘What Hi-Fi’ – 5 Star review.

Quality headphone amp

If you want to hear every nuance and background detail of your favourite music then listening with headphones takes some beating. Use the dedicated headphone amp built into the Duo and you’ll experience a whole new level of detail. With a precise volume control you’ll get exactly the right level – whatever your choice of headphones.

Perfect for amps without a phono preamp built-in
Many amplifiers no longer come with a built-in phono preamp, which is fine if you don’t use vinyl but not so good if you want to spin some records. The Cambridge Audio Duo is a dedicated phono preamp, meaning you can add a record deck to just about any amp or system with a standard AUX input. This means your choice of stereo amp or receiver is greatly expanded and, of course, you can retain the Duo phono preamp if you upgrade your main amp.

Perfect for amps with a phono preamp built-in!
Even if your main amplifier already has a phono preamp built-in, the chances are that the one inside the Duo is considerably better. Using a dedicated, switch mode power supply, the Duo is far quieter than most built-in phono preamps. The revised circuit board layout with surface-mount components further reduces noise and distortion. Factor in the shielded casing and you’ll simply hear more music and less background noise.

MC cartridge compatibility
One of the biggest advances over its little brother, the Solo, is the ability to amplify MC (Moving Coil) cartridges. These have an even lower output than MM (Moving Magnet) cartridges and require dedicated amplification. Once correctly amplified, the sound quality is stunning with a smoother yet more detailed sound. If you're serious about vinyl then fitting a good quality MC cartridge is an upgrade that you won’t regret.

Subsonic filter
Not all records are pressed the same – due to the poor quality of vinyl used, some sound considerably nosier than others. Wear and tear can play its role in reducing the quality, too. With its subsonic filter, the Duo filters out low frequency rumble; reducing distortion and protecting your speakers’ woofers from excessive wear.

Give your system a double whammy upgrade, with the Cambridge Audio Duo.
Brand Cambridge Audio
Colour Graphite
Weight (KG) 0.95
Dimensions HxWxD (mm) 48 x 215 x 159
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the sound of this! Bought this to upgrade my pro-ject phono box. What an upgrade! The sound is super spacious and incorporating a solid headphone amp as well - just class. Very pleased!
Date published: 2021-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Cambridge Quality Having never used a preamp before I was not sure what to expect. I have gone back to vinyl which has necessitated an overhaul of my system which included an audiophile pair of headphones. Although my Fluance deck had an integrated preamp I wanted more and invested in the Cambridge Audio Duo. In the words of the Richer Sounds manager the difference will be “Night & Day” and it was. Excellent pure sound from my Vinyls.
Date published: 2020-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cambridge Audio Duo - Exceeded Expectations I've been suffering with a poor pre-amp for years, so it is with no hint of exaggeration that the addition to my set-up of the Cambridge Audio Duo really transformed my listening experience. It's absolutely fantastic. There's no background noise, and the depth it gives to the sound is wonderful.
Date published: 2020-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb phono stage I bought this based on Noel Keywood’s review. I have to say it is superb for the asking price. A good deal from the Plymouth store. I use a Ortofon MC and it shows it’s qualities. Solid bottom end, great detailing. I use a LP12 and Naim Supernait and I don’t feel the need to upgrade further. I reckon you’d have to spend five fold of what the Duo costs for a worthwhile improvement...a bargain, high quality phono stage.
Date published: 2020-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive sound, strong build quality Flawless, looks really nice too. Works well with pro-ject turntable
Date published: 2020-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound I bought MS10 speakers as I wanted some small speakers with a big sound on a budget. They have surpassed my expectations and I am very much enjoying them!
Date published: 2020-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Phono pre-amp with a headphone socket Purchased recently to drive a new pair of Accoustic Electric AE1 Active speakers, replacing an old but excellent Naim and Linn system I'd had for years but sadly no longer have space for. The MC circuit works really nicely, and the inclusion of the headphone jack is a real bonus. My only, really minor, niggle is that the volume knob only operates the headphone and not the RCA output. I can use the volume controls on the speakers, but as there is one on the back of each it's slightly less convenient. Of course a lot of active speakers have a remote including a volume control in which case that wouldn't be a problem (and I knew of it before my purchase).
Date published: 2020-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all round I bought this a few weeks ago, and could not be happier, it has rejuvenated the sounds off my albums, listening through phones, I'm hearing stuff that I never heard on my collection
Date published: 2020-10-11
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Cambridge Audio Duo (Graphite) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 42.
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Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 14 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Free UK delivery on orders over £50

Next working day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call your local store or our Telesales team for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.