Lehmann Audio Black Cube SE phono preamplifier

Basically a slightly revised version of the now-classic Black Cube phono stage with a beefy outboard power supply, the Lehmann wound up being “first among equals” in our extensive survey of affordable phono preamps. Possessing an overall sound quality closer to our favorite $3K phono stages, the SE sounded “smooth, seamless and tight,” becoming one of our preferred references at this price point.