View Full Version : cheap phono pre?
09-30-2002, 05:31 AM
Can anybody recommend a decent phono preamp?
If not, can I hook a pre into a pre's tape loop? I understand that this wouldn't be the best option, but will it work?
09-30-2002, 08:36 AM
No, it won't work. You can bag a simple, yet effective phono pre on ebay for around $25. A step up to the Nad and Parasound models will take you to $110 or so....
10-01-2002, 03:44 PM
Crutchfield has one for $50, and Parts Express has one for, I think, $80.
10-01-2002, 05:29 PM
I looked at the one from parts express for $69. It looks like a good deal. Rolls makes it and most of their stuff is good pro audio stuff. One cool thing about it is that it is DC powered with a wall adaptor. You could use it off batteries for some extra cleanness possibly.
10-02-2002, 12:28 AM
I have the radio shack "little rat" preamp. it's pretty good, actually very good for 25 bones. check out the vinyl area on audioasylum for more info.
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