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Akai PX-E855K turntable - switchable pre-amp - how?

I recently found this turntable amongst my daughter's stuff. Still works fine and I would like to use it with my Griffin iMic to copy vinyl to CD. Looking at the 'blurb' I found on the net, it allegedly has a pre-amp which can be switched on or off but how is this done? Or does this not apply to the E855K? I'd like to switch it off as I believe my stand alone pre-amp will be better than the turntable's.

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  • rodpaddock Jan 17, 2009

    This of course refers to the AIWA PX-E855K - nothing to do with Akai!!

  • rodpaddock Jan 19, 2009

    Certainly seems to have a pre-amp when I look at the wave form using Audacity compared with my other turntable which certainly doesn't have a pre-amp. I guess the info that it was possible to switch it off was a bum steer. There is no obvious switch. I've decided to use Audacity's 'Effect' options to improve the quality. Many thanks anyway

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To my knowledge this is no switchable pre-amp on this unit. Just connect to your own phono pre-amp and you should be ok.

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