Phono stages & amplifiers
An amplifier is a vital component of any stereo system, taking the input signal from your source (e.g. CD player or turntable), using mains power to 'amplify' or enlarge it, and feeding it through to a set of speakers. Not all amplifiers are made the same; just like how all great wines or beers don't taste alike, each brand of amplifier has its own nuances in the reproduction of sound.
We have a range of great value stereo integrated amplifiers for your home sound system from Rotel, as well as phono preamplifiers from Pro-Ject Audio. A phono cartridge, which reads the musical information from your records, outputs a very weak signal. A phono preamp bears the sole duty of boosting that signal so that it’s loud enough for an amplifier to perform its duties of reproducing your music.