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.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phono pre-amp for MM cartridge. Been using this pre-amp for a couple of weeks now. Is only compatible with MM cartridges, but does the job fantastically well. Didn’t think it worthwhile to buy the Duo version for £100 extra as I only intend using MM cartridges in the future. Basic but solid piece of kit, a bargain for the price.
Date published: 2019-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent upgrade for vinyl fans While chatting to the assistant about dacs he suggested trying this phonostage to upgrade the analogue sound of my audiotechnica lp3 turntable: I had been wary of the hassle and expense of upgrading the cartridge so on impulse decided to go with this together with some cambridge audio rca cables. It was very easy to set up and instantly transformed sound of my entry level kit lending it superb attack and clarity and filling out the bass. The. Whole set up now sounds much more high end and all for a relatively modest outlay. Definitely recommended if you are using a moving magnet cartridge.
Date published: 2019-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Huge upgrade on my previous pre-amp. Highly recommended
Date published: 2019-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Had a great salesman let me take home a solo and a project preamp to see if I can hear a difference. After comparing it was instantly noticeable how great the solo was. Really impressrd with the sound I get from it. buikt quality is awesome as well.
Date published: 2019-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great sound very happy with how my old vinyl is now sounding and my down loads
Date published: 2019-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Execellent bit of kit.... Amps up the original Rega P3 very nicely indeed. Shame they no longer do it in black. If you don't have a dedicated phono stage on your pre-amp/intergrated amp.... THIS is the pre-am you need. Believe me; I've tried 'em all.... and this is the one!
Date published: 2019-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great pre amp for my turntable. Had this for a few weeks now and I'm impressed with the effect the additional power provides. It's warm, and expansive even at low volume. Well worth the price.
Date published: 2019-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great piece of kit. Bought this with a Pro next Carbon Debut turntable. Installed easily to my existing equipment. Great sound - live it. Chester people were brilliant. Thank you.
Date published: 2019-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple solution to aggravating problem Clearly the Cambridge Audio Solo is a highly effective means of connecting a turntable (without a phono stage output) to an amp/pre-amp (without ditto input). My problem was that, although my Audio-Technica AT-LP5 turntable and Denon AVR-X2200W AV Receiver - both purchased from RicherSounds over the last 3-and-a-half years - had both, even connecting an earth cable between the LP5 and the AVR (to the latter's chassis) could do nothing about the 'orrible, intrusive, mains hum everytime I wished to listen to the remnants of my once-massive vinyl collection. Much head-scratching and hair-pulling did nothing to resolve the issue until it dawned on me at last that the problem was the Denon which whilst having a standard 3-pin IEC mains input connector had, like most US-originated tech, no earth connection to the mains; connecting the LP5 to the Denon's chassis was a fruitless waste of time. The Cambridge Solo however, is fully earthed and by, interposing this between the LP5 and the AVR, all is now right with the world - no longer am I plagued with that highly annoying hum, in addition to which there is a distinct improvement in the sound quality from my system. So... no regrets about the additional outlay for the Solo - only that I no longer have many of my better LPs, rather than poorly "re-mastered" CDs and downloads - grrrr!
Date published: 2019-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well designed well built pre-amp Having phono pre-amps built in to both my Teac TN350 turntable and my Onkyo A9010 both these sounding a little on the harsh side. I decided to purchase the Cambridge Audio solo, the results from this pre-amp are stunning giving a much warmer sound and with a lot more depth than either of the built in pre-amps. From the moment you unpack this unit you can see the workmanship that has gone into it. Well worth the money.
Date published: 2019-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice upgrade Upgraded from the built in phone stage of my Audio Technica LP3. Easy to set up and a big improvement.
Date published: 2019-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from well balanced sound I have upgraded from a cheap entry level phono pre-amp for my technics sl1200 and Denon DRA-100 and boy I should have done this a long time ago. This Cambridge Audio Solo blew me away, I love the sound and the fact that it's also esthetically very pleasing doesn't hurt. Nice surprise: the package also included an EU cable, so saved me some extra euros.
Date published: 2019-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cambridge Solo I wanted one unit that did all and this is it! Well worth it
Date published: 2018-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cambridge Audio Solo . A real investment towards the true sound of vinyl , adds a new dimension to the records played in my pub .
Date published: 2018-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound and design The solo is connected between a project turntable and my DM40 - I am very pleased with the sound, and I like the design and colour of the box. It is certainly a lot better than the cheap pre amp I had before, it as improved my listening of my vinyl collection
Date published: 2018-05-16
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