It used to be that every single receiver or preamp had a built in Phonostage. The way it used to work is that you would buy a turntable, plug it in, and start spinning records. When the CD came to dominate, manufacturers stopped including a Phonostage and thus the need for a standalone component.
Thorens MM 002 Phono Pre-Amplifier replaces the renowned MM 001. Developed from the ground up, the MM 002 is a clear step forward, offering excellent Moving Magnet sound quality at a very affordable price point.