Published On: October 21, 2020

Audio-Technica's New Phono Preamp Is Built for Better Performance

Published On: October 21, 2020
Last Updated on: March 9, 2022
We May Earn From Purchases Via Links

Audio-Technica's New Phono Preamp Is Built for Better Performance

The new AT-PEQ30 phono equalizer has a selectable moving magnet and moving coil input and features all-metal construction for superior isolation from EMI and RFI interference

Audio-Technica's New Phono Preamp Is Built for Better Performance

By Author: Home Theater Review
The staff at is comprised of experts who are dedicated to helping you make better informed buying decisions.

Upgrade your turntable setup with AudioTechnica's new AT-PEQ30 phono equalizer, a sleek upgrade from your turntable's built-in phono preamp. With support for both Moving Magnet and Moving Coil cartridges, the AT-PEQ30 also features all-metal construction for superior isolation from EMI and RFI interference. Available now, the AT-PEQ30 retails for $229.

Additional Resources
Audio-Technica Offers Some Sound Advice for the Holidays at
• Audio-Technica Releases Versatile New Turntable at
• Audio-Technica ATH-ANC700BT Wireless Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones Reviewed at

Keep reading for more from Audio-Technica:

Audio-Technica today announced the introduction of its AT-PEQ30 phono equalizer, designed to add a phono stage to a turntable setup or to serve as an upgrade from a turntable's built-in phono preamp. The AT-PEQ30 accommodates MM (moving magnet) and MC (moving coil) phono cartridges and is designed for superlative sound quality.

"Our new AT-PEQ30 is ideal for users who need a great-sounding phono stage for use with a turntable that doesn't have a built-in phono preamp," noted Bob Peet, Audio-Technica US Marketing Manager. "It's also a high-value solution for listeners who want to upgrade from their turntable's built-in phono preamp and enjoy improved sound quality from their record collections."

The Audio-Technica AT-PEQ30 offers a selectable MM and MC input with a fixed gain of 35 dB (MM) or 59 dB (MC). Its input impedance is 47 kiloohms for MM and 120 ohms for MC, for compatibility with a wide range of phono cartridges. The AT-PEQ30 delivers a 250 mV line-level output for both MM and MC cartridges.

The AT-PEQ30 is built from premium-quality precision components, with a machined aluminum front panel, gold-plated input and output connectors and other refinements. Its FET inputs ensure low noise and precise RIAA equalization with a smooth, accurate tonal balance from 20 to 20,000 Hz. Measuring just 1.9 inches high by 7.8 inches wide by 4.9 inches deep for easy installation in any system, the AT-PEQ30's all-metal construction provides superior isolation from outside electronic and radio frequency interference (EMI and RFI).

The Audio-Technica AT-PEQ30 phono equalizer is currently available at a suggested retail price of US$229.

Subscribe To Home Theater Review

You'll automatically be entered in the HTR Sweepstakes, and get the hottest audio deals directly in your inbox.
Subscribe to Home Theater Review
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
© JRW Publishing Company, 2023
As an Amazon Associate we may earn from qualifying purchases.

linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram
Share to...