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    Default Phono preamp question

    Greetings all....

    After I got my LSiM703's and hooked them up to a Dynaco type custom tube amp and tube preamp I started craving a turntable to go retro even more so and was lucky enough to find a Technics SL-1100 turntable that I'd say is a 7.5 out of 10 because of a few minor scratches and lack of being clean. I polished out the scratch in the cover and got it almost swirl free and a Sharpie made the edge scratches disappear on the edge of the recess the platter sits in.

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    I heard the TT while connected to a receiver and the Shure V15 Type 3 cartridge with new stylus made the LP sound decent through a pair of old Advents.

    I'm trying to stay cheap with a phono preamp and found this ART phone preamp at this link:

    http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=245-876

    at Parts Express. It's $50 and was wondering if anyone knows if this will get me going with listening to my old Monkees albums for the time being?

    Thanks in advance...Blake
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    I used that little ART until I got my current Pro-Ject Tubebox DS and was quite happy with it, go over to the Audiokarma turntable page and do a search on the ART DJ PreII, they LOVE the thing! Keep in mind this thing will only work with moving magnet cartridges not the moving coil variety (unless you use a step-up transformer). Everything I've read says you will have to spend $200 to $300 to better it, it definitely seems to be the winner in the budget phono pre catergory.
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    CD Player: Jolida JD-100 Preamp: Cambridge 840E Amp: Odyssey Kismet Stereo
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    Thanks...Parts Express is 15 minutes from home...sounds like ill be up and spinning in no time.

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