It is not hard to find a high quality phono stage if you have a lot of money to spend. Acquiring a really musical phono amplifier which meets the demand of today's highly dynamic moving coil and moving magnet carrtridges that sells for under $2,000 is another matter.
There certainly are a lot of contenders.But so far one marque stands out for its quality of reproduction,reliability,and quietness. That marque is Trigon.
Manufactured in Germany, Trigon produces 3 phono stages which match our criteria, the Vanguard II, the Vanguard II w/VolcanoII power supply and the Advance.
All 3 phono amplifiers are MM/MC compatible with a wide range of adjustment over both gain and load impedance.