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So have a Technics direct drive TT with onboard preamp into a tube amp which is very nice but cant manipulate the sound at all so bass/treble etc dont always come through well. Am going to buy a phono stage (Cambridge Duo) to mitigate some of this but do i need a dedicated preamp as well? Mainly since a cartridge uprade might need more power?

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9 hours ago, shamrocks said:

So have a Technics direct drive TT with onboard preamp into a tube amp which is very nice but cant manipulate the sound at all so bass/treble etc dont always come through well. Am going to buy a phono stage (Cambridge Duo) to mitigate some of this but do i need a dedicated preamp as well? Mainly since a cartridge uprade might need more power?

The Cambridge “phono stage” you mentioned is a phono pre amp. As long as your tube amplifier works to get a line level signal from a source then you shouldn’t need anything else. the Duo can handle moving magnet and moving coil cartridges so even if you swapped your cartridge out it’s unlikely you would need anything else. 

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On 7/11/2022 at 7:32 AM, shamrocks said:

will the phono stage help bring out some of the highs and lows or will i need another component (like an equalizer?) to do that? Since there appears to be no way to adjust "tone" (again, thread for dumb questions)

Depends on what phono stage you get. Some may have an EQ… I would be curious what amp/speakers you are using, if those were of good quality an EQ usually isn’t even needed 

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