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Connection to home theater problem

I need to know if I my JVC tunrntable, AL-FQ5, has a built in phono preamp which is need to connect to my ONKYO system or I will have to get one to make it work with my system.

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I do not know this model, but I am pretty sure it will not have its own preamp. Built-in preamps are a relatively recent phenomenon.

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