Cambridge Audio Solo (Graphite) Moving Magnet Phono Preamplifier

Cambridge Audio Solo (Graphite)

Moving Magnet Phono Preamplifier

In stock

In-Store Clearance Item

Open Box Guide Price
(5 available across all stores)

£114.95
 

Remember, these are clearance items and therefore condition and accessories/promo items supplied may vary. Please call/email the store to check the price/stock/condition and reserve your clearance bargain. Unfortunately due to costs, and size, TVs can’t be mail ordered from store, or transferred between stores.
ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS ARE FULLY GUARANTEED FOR 12 MONTHS. Please note that extended guarantees are not available on these products.

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.
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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An improvement over the 551P...? I think so.. I recently purchased this to see if this newer Solo MM phono amp was an upgrade on my older, CA551P (also an MM phono amp with no extra functionality). And, I think it is...there's certainly a bit more punch, and I think there's greater detail at the higher end too. Up until this purchase I was fairly happy with the older 551P - it sounded nice and warm, and importantly it matched the rest of my ageing CA kit, with blue LEDs etc.... But now I'm faced with a dilemma...this new Solo pre-amp certainly appears to be an improvement, which, as a standalone upgrade, would be perfectly sensible...however, the difference in appearance to my existing kit might possibly end up with an 'across the board' upgrade..a bonus for Cambridge if not for my wallet!! Oh hi-fi, why dos thou tease me so...
Date published: 2020-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pure sound Not sure whether it's the pre amp or the amp itself (CXA81) but the combination is sounding might fine! Really clear and bright sound.
Date published: 2020-11-08
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
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In-Store Clearance Item

Open Box Guide Price
(5 available across all stores)

£114.95
 

Remember, these are clearance items and therefore condition and accessories/promo items supplied may vary. Please call/email the store to check the price/stock/condition and reserve your clearance bargain. Unfortunately due to costs, and size, TVs can’t be mail ordered from store, or transferred between stores.
ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS ARE FULLY GUARANTEED FOR 12 MONTHS. Please note that extended guarantees are not available on these products.