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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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

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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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible bit of kit Collected this today from Prestwich, plugged it into my Marantz Pm7001 integrated amplifier, played an acoustic track through it, disconnected and went back to the built in preamp, played the same track, reverted back to the Solo, wow, what a huge difference. Brighter, clearer sound from my turntable and at a bargain price.
Date published: 2021-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value for money, I simply love this preamp I've got it running from my Technics 1200mk2 equipped with a VM95ML cartridge to this preamp and to my JDS Atom 2, and it sounds terrific. Highly recommend, good delivery too, on time and they didn't just leave it on the porch aha
Date published: 2021-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm up Been on for 3 days now warmed up nicely, sound vastly improved from cold, I disabled the auto standby For constant performance
Date published: 2020-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple to set up Very happy with my new preamp! Very stylish, well built and easy to set up and use. Cables could have been longer.
Date published: 2020-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Allowed me to use my Rega Planar 3 with CXA61 Amp I upgraded my Amp to a Cambridge CXA61 and needed the Solo phono stage to use my Rega Planar 3 turntable, which I recently had upgraded with new wiring. Coupled with the Fyne Audio F501 speakers everything sounds great and I can persecute my family and the neighbours with loud electronic music at will.
Date published: 2020-12-06
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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.
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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.
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