Suitable Pre Amp for Technics SL-D21 turntable

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    Well, the first thing to do is check and see if your all-in-one has a PHONO input, if it does, it's a done deal. You've got everything you need.

    If not, and assuming the Turntable does NOT have it own built-in pre-amp, then this pre-amp is probably as good as any.

    You could try going to or calling Richer Sounds to see if they have any other recommendations.

    So -

    Check to see if you amp has a PHONO input, if so, your cool.

    Check to see if your Turntable has it's own built-in pre-amp, if so, your cool.

    If not, then you need to buy an external pre-amp, and if £20 is your budget then this is probably OK.

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    Thanks Steve, I don't think they are phono sockets on the all-in-one, as it just says AUX on them, and I know the turntable does not have a pre-amp built in, so, this could be the way to go huh?
    Thanks and Regards,
    Scott
     
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    Again, it depends on your budget limits. If £20 is OK for you, then Richer Sound has a long history as a reputable dealer, and can certainly be trusted.

    However, if you can go as high as £40 to £60, there are a few other options.

    Really, all the pre-amp is giving you is the RIAA phono curve. Because bass signals cut such a wide groove in vinyl records, they had to cut down the bass and accent the treble. On playback, they run it all through a filter that is the exact opposite of the filter the used to cut the record. The reverse filter brings everything back to flat frequency response.

    RIAA equalization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Anyone else got any thoughts on this?
    Thanks,
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