Good phono stage to use with a Decware Super Zen Triode Amplifier

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BJF

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Hello! I am new to this forum and haven't had a good system for 30 years. I recently purchased a Decware Super Zen 2.3 watt amplifier and Omega CAM speakers. I would also like to use my vintage Marantz turntable with this system. I'm hoping people might have suggestions for a reasonably priced phono stage--something on the inexpensive side to get me going but works decently with this system. I'm wondering if the Shiit Mani  phono stage for $129 would be a good choice?

Tubefly

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Hello BJF,

This forum might not be the best place to post this question, and a few more details my help too. For example:
  • What Model Turntable?
  • What cartridge is mounted?
  • Is price that the determining factor?
  • Do you ever listen to Mono, old London, or 78?

Personally, I'd look at https://www.haglabs.com/collections/phono-preamps/products/bugle3-phono-preamp-mm-mc, or https://artproaudio.com/product/precision-phono-preamp/, or http://parksaudiollc.com/ depending on your needs. Obviously, none of these are tube stages, and there plenty of worthy contenders in that category as well.

Best, Alan

BJF

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Thank you for the response. I'm definitely a newbie, so I am happy for the questions.

Marantz 6370Q turntable. I bought it new back in the day.
I also need a cartridge. I'm thinking about a grado MM, maybe a/ Green3 Prestige 3 Series
Never never listen to mono, old London or 78

One option for price might be to wait until I can afford a Decware phono stage.

Thanks again, Brian