HK and Marantz receivers have no phono input ???

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  1. Robert_Dufresne

    Robert_Dufresne Stunt Coordinator

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    Looking to buy a new receiver and reading the threads on this and other sites I found that HK and Marantz have good reviews .
    Going to the webpages to get more info I was dissapointed to find out that neither of them have phono input jacks, no even on the top of the line models.[​IMG]
    Did I miss something or did these companies realy
    give up on phono ???
    Excuse my english
    Robert
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  2. Pete Gia

    Pete Gia Stunt Coordinator

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    I understand they do it to hold down cost.
     
  3. John Garcia

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    Fewer people are vynil heads these days. I haven't broken out my vynil in a loooong time. [​IMG] No phono on my 6200 anyway.
    Should be no problem to locate a phono preamp though, which will allow you to run the TT through any analog input.
     
  4. Ian_A

    Ian_A Agent

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    If you are looking at getting an receiver with Phono In the Denons have them build in. With the only exception being the base unit 1602 that I am aware of. I have the 1802 and I feel it is a great receiver, it all comes down to personal choice.
     
  5. Joseph_Mikhail

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    You can buy a phono to RCA adapter for a couple bucks.
     
  6. Chris PC

    Chris PC Producer

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    Yeah, its pretty lame, but you can buy a small phono preamp for $15-25 USD.
     
  7. Tony AP

    Tony AP Auditioning

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    It looks like they've left the phono inputs to the stereo receivers...I guess they figure those still clutching to vinyl aren't in the market for home theater, they'll be satisfied with 2 channel sound. The Marantz SR4120 and the HK3470 each have phono inputs. I don't know if that's what you're in the market for, though.
     

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