There’s something uniquely pleasurable about listening to vinyl, something that digital media can’t reproduce in quite the same way. However most hi-fi amplifiers won’t let you plug in a turntable directly. You need to connect via a phono stage (also known as a phono preamp) to make the very small signal from the turntable powerful enough for your main amp to work with.
But it’s very easy to add noise at this stage, which is why we’ve designed the CP1 using premium components chosen for exceptional accuracy, amplifying the signal without distorting it.
The CP1 works with all popular turntables that use a Moving Magnet cartridge (the stylus or needle). For a high-end audiophile turntable with a Moving Coil cartridge see the CP2 premium phono stage which works with both types.
Phono pre-amplifier with moving magnet (MM) input stage
Single-ended ‘Class A’ gain stage with audiophile passive RIAA equalisation
Acoustically damped full metal chassis with thick brushed aluminium front panel
Balance control for fine correction of cartridge imbalance
Discrete transistors for the all-important input stages instead of the more common integrated circuits
Eco-friendly <1W Standby power consumption
Available in black