Industry Reviews - Stellar Phono Preamplifier

The midrange on this phono preamp is as open, uncongested, transparent, and revealing as that of any phono preamp I've heard at any price. I recommend a listen to the Stellar to anyone in the market for a new phono preamp, regardless of price. I don't think I've ever written that before.


The Stellar Phono preamplifier projects an expansive sound stage, with the ability to extend wall to wall and create the illusion of the venue imagined by the artist.

Positive Feedback

Stellar offers the best performance for price, often outshining some far more expensive competitors. This preamp should be welcomed by experienced vinyl fans as well as newcomers to this marvelous medium. You would have to spend a lot more to seriously challenge what this affordable and great-looking component delivers; its ability to change critical settings from your easy chair is a real bonus. Highly recommended.

Tone Audio

The PS Audio Stellar phono preamplifier, once again, offers an incredible amount of features for the money-just like the PS Audio phono preamplifiers of yore. It's also incredibly neutral, which makes it the perfect phono stage for evaluating cartridges. I found myself continually swapping out the ZYX Bloom 3, the Hana ML and the Sumiko Starling I reviewed for The Occasional No. 6 because the Stellar was so adept at revealing the differences between them.

Part Time Audiophile

When it comes to an examination of price versus features and performance, the Stellar Phono Preamp will not leave the listener wanting for much more. From front to back, the PS Audio Stellar Phono Preamplifier is a well-designed, well-thought-out audiophile component with excellent sonics at a very reasonable price.

Future Audiophile