Phono pre?

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  1. ChrisHeflen

    ChrisHeflen Supporting Actor

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    I just found a place that is clearancing out a MMF 2.1 LE turntable and thought about getting it.

    I have the Anthem Avm20 and would need a phono pre ?
    How does this work and can you get an inexpensive one and still have it work good?
    What am I looking at for cables? Just standard rca's?

    Or is all this stupid?
     
  2. Philip Hamm

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    It's not stupid.

    You need a phono pre if your receiver/preamp doesn't have a dedicated "PHONO" input. www.partsexpress.com has one cheap, so does Radio Shack, either would be fine. Standard RCAs are all you need, and a ground wire.
     
  3. Dan Driscoll

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    For the money, the NAD PP-2 is a very good little phono preamp and would match nicely with the MMF-2.1, IMO. You can find them new at just about any shop that sells turntables or on AudioGon.

    Radio Shack had a small, battery power phono pre that was pretty popular. It's called the "Little Rat" by most people, but I don't think RS sells it anymore.
     
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  5. Philip Hamm

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    waitaminute.....

    It is stuipd if you don't have any vinyl to begin with..... Spending this much on a new format with limited availility is quesionable.... Unless you scrounge at the Salvation Army or used vinyl stores or your basement....

    Vinyl is neato!
     
  6. ChrisHeflen

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    I think what I am gonna do is go the pawn/shop garage sale route for a turntable and then see how far I get with it that way on the cheap.
    If I find that I'm liking it a lot then I'll pursue it on a bigger level.

    Thanks for the help guys
     

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