it's gotta have a pre-amp stage, my H/K doesn't have phono.
I was looking at the Stanton t50x, it looks really nice but then i found out it doesn't have a phono stage.
To be honest, I know nothing about these things. I just want something cheap that will make old LP's sound good. New or used- if anyone's got any suggestions that'd be great. $100 or less would be even better. My Dad's old beatles LP's are in the closet collecting dust.