Cambridge Audio Solo (Graphite) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 64.
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Cambridge Audio Solo (Graphite)

Moving Magnet Phono Preamplifier
£129 Our price history: £199 from 31/03/22 to 22/11/22
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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.
General
Manufacturer's Warranty
24.0000
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
176 x 48 x 132
Weight
Weight (KG)
0.68
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Essential Phono Stage. The Cambridge Audio Solo does a fine job on the output of my Rega Planar 1 Turntable. The sound quality is excellent. No earth connection needed with this turntable. Useful Auto power down after 20 mins.
Date published: 2022-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cambridge solo phono pre amp review I bought the solo after weeks of reading reviews online of various phono pre amps. I had the phono stage in my av receiver which sounded OK but was prone to noise. So my first outboard phono stage was the fosi audio box x2 which I bought over a year ago after watching a positive review on YouTube. It sounded poor in my system until I replaced the supplied tubes. This improved the sound massively and I was happy until I replaced my audio technica cartridge for an ortofon. I now found that loud passages of music would sound distorted. After weeks of comparing reviews my shortlist was the Rega mm mk5 and the Cambridge solo. I had heard the Rega on a demonstration and was impressed by how good the overall sound was, Very life like and nothing overdone. I decided to go for the solo purely on perceived build quality and looks. (it looks sooo much better than the rega , I would recommend looking at the internals on both, you can tell the level of engineering that has gone into the Cambridge by comparing its pcb layout to the Rega). So how does it sound. Smooth I guess would be a good description. Very good deep bass resolution you can hear each individual note and texture. The midrange is clean, detailed and sibilance free. The treble is smooth and silky with no harshness but enough clarity and bite. Background noise and hiss is very well controlled, almost completely silent. I'm really impressed by how good it is overall. The only thing I don't like is the power light stays on when on standby although it's dimmer than when it's playing. My only regret would be not buying one the first time round, instead of being tight fisted and buying the fosi audio. Lesson learnt you get what you pay for.
Date published: 2022-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great go-between I have added this between a Project Debut Carbon Evo turntable and a Sonos Port to provide life to my vinyl collection. It is small and unobtrusive but powerfully perfect for this purpose. My LP's have never sounded better with clarity and depth
Date published: 2022-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This makes such a difference Since the Audio-Technica AT-LP120XBTUSB deck comes with its own built-in phono stage I wasn't sure I needed anything better. The built-in phono stage certainly works ok, but there was a bit of a hum when playing at high volume, despite the ground connection, so I thought I would try the Pro-Ject Phono Box MM suggested in the 'Do you need?' box. A chat with telesales convinced me to aim higher with the Cambridge Audio Solo - a lot more expensive but well worth it, to judge by the sound. It really does make a difference. Great service as ever from Richer Sounds.
Date published: 2022-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple but great It was so simple to set up and start enjoying straight away. Matches my deck and amp perfectly and the sound is clear and full.
Date published: 2022-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smaller than you think For the price, it is built really well. It feels like a quality product however much smaller than I was expecting. If I am honest I haven't seen much of a difference adding this pre-amp to my existing amp (Pioneer A400) when listening to my records (Technics SL-1200GR - turntable) but I have been advised that the more you use the better it iwill sound. Since it was only £150 I thought I would give it a try.
Date published: 2022-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow I was pleased with the phono pre amp on my Yamaha AS-501, but once I replaced it with this unit my vinyl has come alive! Better highs and lows my turntable has never sounded so good! Really pleased with this upgrade!
Date published: 2022-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent preamp My previous Cambridge phono preamp packed up after many years. This replacement is superb.
Date published: 2022-02-19
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