Cambridge Duo Phono Pre-amp for Moving Coil and Moving Magnet Cartridges
Due to the low-level signals created by a turntable, not all hi-fi amplifiers will let you connect directly to a record player. The phono preamplifier boosts this signal to something a power amplifier can work with. The challenge at this stage though is that noise can easily be added.
This is why we’ve designed the Duo around exceptional components that deliver the warm and detailed sound that’s synonymous with vinyl, all without distorting the signal from your moving magnet cartridge turntable. The switch-mode power supply improves performance by switching outside of audible frequency to drastically reduce hum and the new circuit board layout uses surface-mount components to reduce noise.
Enjoy the warmth of vinyl privately thanks to Duo’s integrated headphone output. Uniquely, we integrated a 6.35mm headphone jack directly into the phono stage, so you can still enjoy your records when there’s no option to play out loud.
The integrated headphone output also means no need to turn on your amplifier just to power your headphones, resulting in a more eco-friendly listening experience.
The Duo seems to exude an air of accomplishment. It’s a solid, lightweight piece of tech that just looks plain good... A rich and rewarding listening experience I just can’t tear myself away from... Few other options out there can match this kind of listening experience, which to put it mildly, is pretty amazing.
Squeeze every inch of detail from your record collection with our highest quality moving magnet and moving coil phono stage, with integrated headphone amp; the Duo Phono Preamplifier.
"IT'S A WELL-SPECIFIED, FULL-BODIED, DYNAMIC PERFORMER, AS CLASSY AS A MATINÉE IDOL IN A SMOKING JACKET. YOU REALLY CAN’T GO WRONG."
- WHAT HI-FI?, APRIL 2018
Moving Magnet | Moving Coil
MM: 39dB | MC: 60dB
MM: 3.35mV | MC: 305uV
MM: ~0.09uV | MC: ~0.08uV
+/- 0.3dB 30Hz-50Hz
MM: >90dB | MC: >70dB
MM: <0.0025% | MC: <0.20%
MM: 47k Ohms | MC: 100 Ohms
MM: >85dB | MC: 75dB
48 x 215 x 159 mm (1.9 x 8.5 x 6.2")