Cambridge Audio Solo (Graphite)

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Cambridge Audio Solo (Graphite)

Moving Magnet Phono Preamplifier
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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.
Weight
Weight (KG)
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cambridge Solo Phono Amp Easy to set up. Minimalist, quality design, good value. Sound open, detailed, spacious with good channel separation. Much better than the built-in phono amp on my Teac TN300 turntable. I upgraded the mains cable - it's good to have that option, especially when you can get away with something shorter.
Date published: 2021-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Sound Brings LPs to Life I purchased this to replace an ageing Nad PP1 to link a Dual CS506 deck to my Azur 651A. What a difference! Sound quality is truly excellent, really has revitalised my vinyl collection.
Date published: 2021-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features and a very rich sound Had this amp as a 60th birthday present what superp choice .
Date published: 2021-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing difference to the sound I have the whole 9 yards with Cambridge Audio. The CXA81, CXNV2 and CXC. I had a turntable with a phono output, and as the CXA81 doesn't have a dedicated phono port, the sound was very light and tinny, but not unlistenable. That said, WHAT A DIFFERENCE the Solo has made. Having a dedicated pre-amp has boosted the sound to a level that sounds as good as a CD or any "hi res" digital stream/file. Incredible difference and, at this price, unbeatable value.
Date published: 2021-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding value You think your built in phono stage is good, then you plug this in instead. Night and day improvement in detail, imaging, bass and dynamics. Just reaching for one record after the next. Solid build quality for the money as well.
Date published: 2021-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great phono stage for the money! Hooked up with my Rega P3, this phono preamp is doing great job. Rega, previously playing with Iota VX combo, wasn’t as clear and punchy as it is now. Signal is transferred to CXA81 which is then doing miracles for money paid. It’s all budget on the end, but with amazing value. I would only go for duo if you’re considering moving coil in the future. I’m happy with my moving magnet Ellis2 and solo would do for me. Definitely recommended!
Date published: 2021-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound for the price Although my old amp has a built in phono stage I found that when I connected it with my recently upgraded turntable it did not cut the mustard. After reading reviews and doing some research I chose the CA solo. Made a big difference to the quality of sound. Very pleased.
Date published: 2021-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delighted with my new Cambridge Audio Solo. I’ve had this disc preamp for a couple of weeks now, to replace the broken left channel) internal disc preamp in my vintage (it was state of the art 50 years ago!) Quad control unit and power amplifier system. By using only the right channels, I could compare the Cambridge unit with the Quad. Difficult to be certain, but I think th3 Cambridge had the edge - which is high praise!
Date published: 2021-01-25
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Find out full details here.

Buy now, pay later available in-store or by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 and 10-month options.

Call your local store or our telesales team for details

For purchases over £500, you can settle the balance in 6 months, and in 10 months on purchases over £1000 and pay no interest whatsoever. If you settle part of your loan in the deferral period you won’t pay interest on that part. You can still pay off the loan sooner if you make additional payments. If you’d rather spread the cost over 36 months, you can set up a loan repayment plan when the payment-free period comes to an end at 19.9% APR representative. 19.9% interest. A one-off settlement fee of £29 will be applied. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. Richer Sounds Limited acts as a credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance acts as the lender. Click for eligibility criteria or to Find out more.