Parasound's ZPhono MM/MC phono preamp is arguable the best budget unit of its kind on the market today. The sound quality is fantastic and the build quality is excellent too. If you're considering another brand, do a little research on this one, which isn't as well known as it should be.
ZPhono has a 4.7/5.0 rating on Audio Advisor, and gets a solid measurement rating from Audio Science Review as well.
- Works with all line level receivers, preamps and integrated amps
- RIAA curve accurate to 0.25 dB
- Ultra-low distortion
- Switchable gain for moving magnet or moving coil cartridges
- Exclusive AC polarity switch to eliminate hum
- Ultra high-speed, low-noise opamps
- Audiophile grade resistors and capacitors
- Gold-plated RCA input and output jacks
- Unique half-rack width chassis; 1 rack space high
For full specifications please see Parasound's web page here: