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Can i use a DVD player for an amp for a turntable?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by UKben, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. UKben

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] I want to connect a turn table up to it, will it work? These our the speakers conneicted to the dvd player [​IMG]
     
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    Unless there is a phono input, the answer is no. In that case you'll need a phono stage. Most receivers will offer that in the form of a phono input
     
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    You "could" buy a phono pre-amp. http://www.amazon.com/TC-400G-Phono-Preamp-Pre-amp-Preamplifier/dp/B000J46TFW/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1358947869&sr=1-2&keywords=recoton+phono
     
  4. UKben

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    Okay great, what does it do?
     
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    Phono pre-amp? Self explanatory. Cause the only "definition" of a Phono pre-amp is that it is a, uhm, well gee...a phono pre-amp.
     
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    In case it wasn't obvious enough...cause you can't get much more obvious... You cannot, at all, end of every single discussion you could ever possible have about any turntable at all ever made, ever...at all, connect one to your HTiB without one. And if that needs further explanation. You have to have one, period, end of discussion. Buy one, period.
     
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    Okay u cant expect every 1 to know as much as you im not a technical guy and ive never had a turntable/amp. What type of wires do i need to connect it to the dvd. Im guessing a turntable will have wires to plug into pre amp. Thanks
     
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    Have you not clicked the link I provided from Amazon? One side that says "IN" is red/white with a ground. The other side that says "OUT" is red/white. Your HTiB input is red/white. How much more explanation do you need?
     
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    By the way, you never said... "I don't have a turntable, I need to buy one". This one has a built in pre-amp. There is a switch you "switch" to choose which mode the pre-amp needs to be in. http://www.amazon.com/Technica-AT-LP60-Automatic-Driven-Turntable/dp/B002GYTPAE/ref=sr_1_10?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1358964614&sr=1-10&keywords=turntable+with+pre-amp
     
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    You cannot connect a turntable to the DVD player and expect it to work. You can expect it not to work. Some receivers come with a phono connect, many do not. If you have a receiver that does not have a phono connection, you will need a phono stage as others have said.
    There are two types of phono cartridges... you can read about them here...
    http://www.ehow.com/list_6776055_types-phono-cartridges.html
    If your receiver requries a specific cartridge (assuming there is a phono input), make sure you have that one. Otherwise, you will need a phono stage.
    The turntable typically has its own set of wires... one red and one white. Depending onthe turntable, there may also be a ground wire, typically green in color, which would connect to a screw on the receiver chassis.
    If you do need a phono stage, then the turntable wires go into that and the phono stage wires plug into an input source on your receiver.
    Oh... and the phono stage plugs into a receiver or amplifier... not the DVD player.
    Hope that helps.
     
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    He has a DVD player HTiB. The Audio Technica comes with a pre-amp built in.
     
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    The phono cartridge in a turntable outputs a very low level signal (approx 5 mV for "moving magnet" type cartridges, and 0.5mV for "moving coil" types). This tiny signal needs to be boosted to approx 100-200mV before it can adequately drive a receiver or preamp. More important, the music on phonograph records is recorded with a form of equalization called the "RIAA Curve". This equalization (pre-emphasis) boosts the highs and reduces the low frequencies during recording. When music is played back, the reverse (de-emphasis) needs to be applied in order to return the high and low frequencies to the original levels they were at (or as close to it as possible) when the music was recorded. This de-emphasis (a.k.a., RIAA compensation) and the boosting of the tiny signal from the phono cartridge can only be performed by a phono stage. That is why you can't just plug a turntable into a DVD player and expect it to work. Glen
     

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