Help choosing an amp for a turntable
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I have a Pioneer PL-115D turntable. I am currently running it through a solid state preamp I bought off ebay, then to my speakers. I am getting ready to get a pair of Sennheiser HD-497s, and then build a cmoy or mint for it. I would like to build a tube preamp for my turntable so I could run Turntable -> tube preamp -> cmoy -> Sennheisers. Are there any recommendations for a DIY phono preamp kit? If I had a marked PCB I think I could handle it. I am looking to spend no more than $100 on the preamp. Thanks for any help.
 
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You won't find a tube phono stage for under $100. The cheapest worth having is probably the bottlehead at about $300 -- no PCB, however. The best super low budget phono stage is still probably the hagtech bugle which is about $70 if run from batteries (an AC PS adds about $60). Quality wise it is pretty comperable to a cmoy. A higher quality phono stage would deserve a better amp.
 
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Thanks for the reply. I definately won't be building a tube amp anytime soon. Would the Hagerman Bugle be worth the money if I alread have a decent (imho) preamp?
 
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