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    Hi all! I find myself wanting to hook up my AR turntable and spin some of the vinyl I squirreled away years ago. Not seeing a lot of new recievers with phono inputs. I have a couple of vintage recievers that would work, but remote control is a must. Would also like to have some digital inputs, along with bluetooth and network connectivity. So far it looks like there are a couple of Onkyo and Harman Kardon models that fit the bill. Just seems like I must be missing something. Is there a better way to do this? External phono preamp? No need for HT reciever, since room layout/TV location/seating location makes stereo a better solution. Wife wants to use it, so extreme simplicity of operation is a plus.

    Open to all suggestions, maybe there is something I am not even considering that would be perfect for this.

    Cheers!

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    Pioneer Elite SX N30. Google for best HT receivers 2017. Also most report weaker signal with phono input compared to other sources...so heads up...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by stan View Post
      ... External phono preamp?...
      Resorted to this in the past - It's basically "how much do you want to spend" scenario.

      "Not a Speaker Designer - Not even on the Internet"
      "If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter."

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      • #4
        Build your own pre-amp, depending on your sonic prefrences you can get it just how you want. I would tell you to build a tube pre-amp. If you like to build pre-fab kits, check out: http://bottlehead.com/?product=reduc...eamplifier-kit

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        • #5
          TCC brand has some very affordable and simple phono preamps. You might want to check that old AR out to see how it is functioning, mine was pretty much shot after years of storage.

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          • #6
            When my dad upgraded to a newer receiver that didn't have phono input, I build him a simple RIAA preamp and fit it inside the base of his turntable, so his turntable has a normal "line-out" that you can plug into anything. It's a good setup, I'm actually surprised that a lot of turntables weren't made like that.
            Don't waste your money on a new set of speakers, you get more mileage from a cheap pair of sneakers. Next phase, new wave, dance craze, anyways it's still rock and roll to me!

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            • #7
              What is your price range? If you don't need an AVR, there are a lot of 2-channel integrated amps out there with phono inputs.
              -Kerry

              www.pursuitofperfectsound.com

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              • #8
                Check out OutLaw Audio. Not cheap at about 1G, but a solid performer all around.

                Good luck, Mark

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                • #9
                  Most Stereo Receivers have a phone input.
                  http://www.accessories4less.com/make...ceivers/1.html

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                  • #10
                    Way, way back when I purchased my first set of stereo equipment, I discovered that the receiver I had just bought didn't have a phono pre-amp! So off to Radio Shack I went, to buy one. Just go and get yourself a nice separate phono pre-amp.
                    Last edited by ; 05-14-2017, 12:08 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for the helpful tips and links. Still haven't decided what I am going to do. Trying to keep my expenditure low, definately under $500. If I go with a seperate phono preamp, then there are even more choices, making it even harder to decide. Something will appear at some point that seems like the ideal way to go. I might look at some used equipment, but would prefer to go new.

                      Cheers!

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