Turntable amplifier needed for TX 606

Shaun666

Well-known Member
Just wondered if anyone can recommend a good turntable amplifier so I can connect my TT up to my new ONK since it doesn't have separate inputs for phono.
 

jwlawler

Active Member
Just wondered if anyone can recommend a good turntable amplifier so I can connect my TT up to my new ONK since it doesn't have separate inputs for phono.
Is it a particularly good turntable? If not, another possibility is to change the turntable, some these days contain a pre-amp and can output at line levels. But, it may only be the cheap models which do this. I bought a cheap turntable a while ago so that I can occasionally play my old vinyl. It contains a pre-amp. At the time, my main amp was a NAD receiver and had a phono input so this feature was an unused curiosity. Now that I have switched to an Onkyo 605, I need it (on the very rare occasions that I play any vinyl).

An odd possibility would be to use an old stereo amp which I guess that you have. Connect the turntable to it and its auxiliary out (or tape out of there is no aux out) to a suitable input on the Onkyo.
 

Shaun666

Well-known Member
Is it a particularly good turntable? If not, another possibility is to change the turntable, some these days contain a pre-amp and can output at line levels. But, it may only be the cheap models which do this. I bought a cheap turntable a while ago so that I can occasionally play my old vinyl. It contains a pre-amp. At the time, my main amp was a NAD receiver and had a phono input so this feature was an unused curiosity. Now that I have switched to an Onkyo 605, I need it (on the very rare occasions that I play any vinyl).

An odd possibility would be to use an old stereo amp which I guess that you have. Connect the turntable to it and its auxiliary out (or tape out of there is no aux out) to a suitable input on the Onkyo.
It's a Linn Axis so not thinking of replacing it. Just want a small pre-amplifier. I see Nad and Project make a few including ones that have USB connection as well so just wondering if anyone has used one of these and what they think of them.
 

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