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Offline gdv

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Basic Phono Preamp...
« on: March 25, 2014, 11:19:40 AM »
Looking for an economical basic phono preamp for a friend who needs to hook up TT to stereo w/o phono input...

Parts Express has this one below that I plan to get, unless anyone has one laying around gathering dust, my budget is $20 max

http://www.parts-express.com/behringer-pp400-microphono-ultra-compact-phono-preamp--248-6348

thanks!!!
George
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Re: Basic Phono Preamp...
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2014, 12:25:30 PM »
I actually do have one of those behringers, it's not fantastic but it works.

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Re: Basic Phono Preamp...
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2014, 06:19:33 PM »
A garage sale receiver might also work, for close to the same money.  Or, Tom may have a budget model at the shop.
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Re: Basic Phono Preamp...
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2014, 07:45:01 PM »
I'll be curious to get your impressions.   

The only cheap phono pre I've heard that I felt was halfway decent was the ART DJPRE II.   If you could bump up to $49, I think you would be quite surprised by the quality of that little unit.

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Re: Basic Phono Preamp...
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2014, 08:30:39 AM »
I searched around AudioKarma.   A couple guys claim that the ART is better sounding than a Jolida JD9.   I've never heard the JD9. but that is quite a claim as it is ten times the cost.

Offline gdv

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Re: Basic Phono Preamp...
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2014, 10:04:03 AM »
Thank you for all the great research/input...

Guess I should have clarified the use for this phono preamp...

I am replacing a Sound Design/Yorx type of all-in-one type of system with an Aiwa all-in-one system (She WANTS an all-in-one system!!!).  I'm hooking up an economical Sony turntable (complements of Rev - Thanks!) to the Aiwa which has no phono input...  My systems/receivers have phono inputs as needed...

A basic phono preamp unit will work fine based on this system.  Just needed an OK one, & decided to purchase from Parts Express...

Thanks again,
George
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Re: Basic Phono Preamp...
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2014, 06:02:01 PM »
George, when you get it, plug it into a real system and give it a go for a few hours.   You know, for research sake.

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Re: Basic Phono Preamp...
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2014, 08:14:53 PM »
That little NAD sounds very good and is a steal at $60.
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