Hello people. I have an A22/DAVE with the optional phono stage fitted. Recently I had a deteriation in the playback of vinyl, the sound was almost the same as a cartridge/needle failing. I have tried an off board phono stage to prove the cartridge or on board stage. It is the on board stage that is at fault. I contacted Arcam today. They say they want the whole amp back to look at the problem. This is a pain as this is not the first time I have had problems with this amp. It is also the heart of my system and leaves me with nothing running at all. My question is. Has anyone had any similar problems? If it is just the phono stage, then I may just take it out and buy an off board stage to save losing the amp again. Many thanks in advance for any help. Mike.