using a preamp for phono

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi Stereo Systems & Separates' started by mitchvon, Dec 6, 2004.

  1. mitchvon

    mitchvon
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    I wonder if anyone can help. I have a Yamaha AV receiver which being quite a recent model needs a phono preamp when connecting a turntable to it. The turntable that I
    have - the Bush MTT1 - has a built-in preamp with on/off switch. When that is
    switched on the TT plays OK through the receiver. However, the volume is
    only about half that of my other sources ie the DVD, CD, minidisc and tuner. I thought that a preamp is supposed to
    boost the volume level up to that of the CD and DVD etc.
    If I added a standalone phono preamp to my system (with the TT's preamp
    switched off) would it increase vinyl playback volume to the level of the CD and DVD etc?
     
  2. Mandel

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    You may well still have that problem with an external preamp. I've found that anything that is being preamped by the amps internal decoder (ie if you are using an optical/coax input) is much louder than my deck or my computer sound card...
     

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