Where can I find a phono plug adapter?

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  1. Scott_AH

    Scott_AH Stunt Coordinator

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    My dad just purchased a new Kenwood receiver that doesn't have a phono plug and he's trying to connect his old turntable to it. I checked Radio Shack and they have an adapter that will make it work for $60 but he would rather not spend that much on something he uses once or twice per year. Does anyone know where to find one of these online for cheaper?

    Scott
     
  2. PatrickLG

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    Make sure the adapter has an RIAA EQ circuit.


    $60.00 for a phono preamp is not bad.
     
  3. Scott_AH

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    I honestly don't even know what that is. Maybe someone could explain this to me. My dad really doesn't need anything special. As long as it works, it's ok. Sound quality is not important.

    Scott
     
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    Records are cut with an EQ curve, basically highs are accentuated and lows are attenuated. Because its analog and the low frequencies can not be cut on a record due to its depth.
    If the amplifier does not have a phono in plug, you need a phono pre-amp to restore the equalisation to flat.
    Heres a cheap example:
    www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S-D0h3C3nhr6R/ProdView.asp?i=137SP2&id=morephotos&a=&s=0
     
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