Phono Inputs

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  1. Roy Wallace

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    Hey gang: I have been looking at Onkyo receivers at the local dealer and have decided that the 601 model easily suits my needs. However, for the three or four times a year that I get nostalgic, I would love to have a phono input, which this unit lacks.
    Now I could jump up to the 701, but I don't really want to pay nearly double just to play vinyl once in a while.
    My questions are: I have read somewhere that you can get an input adapter so you can use a regular input for the phono. Can someone give me a bit of information on these?
    Now about the 701: I have not had a chance to demo it yet, but do you 701 owners feel that taking it over the 601 would be worth the extra cost?
    I do not see wanting to upgrade from even a 601 for a long time, but if the 701 were significantly superior, I could probably justify the added cost.
    One last thing: I read a review of the 601 and it said that it was a warm receiver. Am I right in thinking that it being warm would compliment the brighter Klipsch speakers? I heard the Synergy series paired with a Denon (Can't remember which one) receiver and thought they sounded fine, but it was a really quick listen and I am really just beginning to learn what sounds good to me, which seems to be nearly every setup I listen to[​IMG]

    Thanks for the help,
    Roy
     
  2. PaulT

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  3. Steven_N

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    I use a NAD PP-1. It connects between my turntable and the LD input of my receiver. You can get one now in the $60-75 range on Ebay or if you look around. NAD also has a newer version (NAD PP-2). I really can't comment if it's better than the PP-1. I've been very happy with my setup and you won't go wrong with this unit.
     
  4. Chu Gai

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    An excellent choice by Paul.

     
  5. Roy Wallace

    Roy Wallace Stunt Coordinator

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    Thank you for the advice, guys. I knew I could count on you[​IMG]

    Roy
     

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