Cambridge Audio Solo (Graphite) Moving Magnet Phono Preamplifier

Cambridge Audio Solo (Graphite)

Moving Magnet Phono Preamplifier

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£149.95
Whatever amp you have, the Cambridge Audio Solo gets you closer to the true sound of vinyl.

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 Solo is a dedicated Moving Magnet 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 Solo 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 Solo is considerably better. Using a dedicated, switch mode power supply, the Solo 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.

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 Solo filters out low frequency rumble; reducing distortion and protecting your speakers’ woofers from excessive wear.

Make a stronger connection with your record collection, with the Cambridge Audio Solo – it’s the best upgrade to your vinyl playback you can make.

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£14.95 Fully refundable if unused

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

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by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call 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.
Whatever amp you have, the Cambridge Audio Solo gets you closer to the true sound of vinyl.

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 Solo is a dedicated Moving Magnet 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 Solo 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 Solo is considerably better. Using a dedicated, switch mode power supply, the Solo 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.

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 Solo filters out low frequency rumble; reducing distortion and protecting your speakers’ woofers from excessive wear.

Make a stronger connection with your record collection, with the Cambridge Audio Solo – it’s the best upgrade to your vinyl playback you can make.
Brand Cambridge Audio
Colour Graphite
Weight (KG) 0.68
Dimensions HxWxD (mm) 48 x 176 x 132
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smart looking, decent sounding pre-amp Paired it up with my Rega Planar 1 and played thru Cambridge audio 1 hifi .. difficult to big up a pre amp but it’s smart, subtle, small enough to slide down side of the hifi and sounding good!
Date published: 2020-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent bit of kit.. Like many over lockdown I’ve dug out my old vinyl. Had no turntable, so bought a Rega Planar 1. Needs a pre-amp, so purchased a Cambridge Audio Solo from Richer Sounds. It’s a perfect combination. Records sound better than ever, and setup was easy. Looks good too. Delivery was efficient. Ordered online and delivered 3 days later. Well done all.
Date published: 2020-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy to set up. Good quality sound Excellent easy to set up. Simple controls. Good quality sound
Date published: 2020-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic phono stage All i can say i am amazed the alva solo is a special bit of kit it has transformed my vinyl listening pleasure i am using it with a sony amp and a dual 505-1 deck which i love and didn't think i could improve the sound straight after connecting the solo the stereo seperation was enhanced the mid range and top end were crystal clear while retaining the depth of base a smooth but clear defenition i am so glad i chose the solo and experiance made better by the fantastic help from your staff avery happy listner now many thanks s jones
Date published: 2020-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great amp to compliment my deck Lovely sounding and looking thing, goes perfectly with Pro Ject deck and Naim Muso
Date published: 2020-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic, couldn't be happier I bought this last month since my old Technics amp had finally died and I'd no way of listening to the stacks of vinyl I have. I connected it to my turntable and the other end to my Sonos system and switched it on and dropped the needle. Perfect sound. I'm so happy I can now listen to my records during lockdown.
Date published: 2020-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solo, So Great This was a replacement for a previous Cambridge pre-amp. No background hum, no pop when it kicks in, it just does its job perfectly. Sound stage is brilliant, everything in the right place and great definition. If you don't need the headphone socket on the Duo then this is your pre- amp. Great sound and at a great price.
Date published: 2020-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Little PreAmp Extremely happy with my Pre-Amp, i didn't want to skimp on a cheap generic device so opted for Cambridge Audio Solo, as my AV Receiver was without a phono stage input. Boy am i pleased i did, the sound quality is fantastic and i am enjoying my vinyl records like never before. Installation is simple as you can imagine, and operation of device is easy, the automatic standby feature is great for those absent of mind moments too!
Date published: 2020-05-01
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Cambridge Audio Solo (Graphite) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 37.
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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 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.