Ever since I picked up my Denon DP-11F tt I was wondering about what the difference is between the 2 options of input settings. MY Onkyo P-301 only has 1 phono input and that's it. I plugged in the RCAs from tt to pre and it's working fine.My cartridge is a Grado GF-3 which whileis no longer made it seems to have a very good reputation. If I were to replace the cart I think for $60 Grado Blakc1 would be my choice 1 because of funds and it is the screw w/ nut type not the P-mount.So higher end pres do have the option on which input to use ,so how do you know?
1 thing that I do not like about the tt is that while you have to depress a power on switch to turn on then hit start when the record ends the power stays on until you again release power button to off position .My old Dual shut down when a record was over .