Simple Question- Do the new receivers...

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Todd Smigelski, Jun 11, 2003.

  1. Todd Smigelski

    Todd Smigelski Stunt Coordinator

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    ..have the capability (connection) for a turntable? I thought I heard somewhere that you need a special RF 'in' in order to connect your turntable. ie it just cant connect to an 'Aux' or 'tape 2'

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    It's called "Phono" connection, some newer receivers have them, some don't. I believe you can purchase an adapter that allows you to convert phono to regular audio connection that can be plugged into aux/tape, but I don't know for sure.
     
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    Todd,

    Many receivers no longer have phono inputs. The inputs are regular RCA pin jacks, but the output voltage from a magnetic phono cartridge is not the same as that from tape decks, vcrs, etc. With receivers that lack phono inputs, you need to buy a separate "phono pre-amp" to make the signal compatible with regular inputs on the receiver. These are available from Radio Shack for maybe $20 or so, though there are more expensive and presumably better ones available.
     
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    some turntables have built in phone pre amp that allow yout to plug into any standard input.
     
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    Most Sony receivers (certainly All of the better ones) still have a Phono input. For most, it is a waste of what would otherwise be a perfectly usable input, but for people with collections of vinyl, it is a welcome feature.
     
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    Yamaha's also feature this feature it seams to be on the RX--V7xx and above though. I've got the RX-V730 and this was one of 2 main reasons I chose my reciever.
     

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