Sunday morning is my favorite time to get out the vinyl and today is no different except it's the first time I've done so since installing the new NAD power amp.
No disappointment here, though there does seem to be a drop off in volume output as compared to a CD played at the same volume setting.
I know the NAD is doing its job so I have to wonder if the receiver (onkyo 707) is the bogey here and if so, will a phono pre-amp make a difference?
Looking at phono pre-amps in the past reminded me just how much $$ we can spend on this hobby. The two preliminary choices I selected to fit my budget and vinyl interest levels were the NAD PP-2 and the Cambridge 640.
Leader in the clubhouse at that time was the NAD, based on a couple on-line reviews I was able to uncover. Given my recent NAD amp addition, I'll likely stick with that brand, but could always use some guidance from the audio shamans.
1. Will a pre-amp make up for the perceived weakness I believe to be an issue with the receiver?
2. Are there other competitve pre-amps at this price point I may have missed?