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RIAA preamp Do I need a seperate RIAA preamp if I want to connect a turntable without one or does the DX930 have one built in?

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  • Peter Bszrmnyi
    Peter Bszrmnyi Apr 21, 2014

    actually no. I tried it and it does not need a preamp

  • Peter Bszrmnyi
    Peter Bszrmnyi Apr 21, 2014

    Actually no. I tried it and it does not need a preamp.

  • Pennywhistler
    Pennywhistler Apr 21, 2014

    Then why did you ask??

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Just plug the turntable into your phone inputs. If there is next to no volume then you need a preamp because you have a magnetic (low output) cartridge. If you have a piezo type cartridge the output should be enough to drive the amplifier to rated output. Of your unit does not have a phono input I can tell you that it definitely does not have a preamp built in.

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    Pennywhistler Apr 20, 2014

    This is so wrong as to make you cry.

  • richie46 Apr 20, 2014

    The info was correct but there were a few typos. Sorry.

  • Pennywhistler
    Pennywhistler Apr 21, 2014

    I'll just do one -- all PHONO inputs acceot magnetic cartridges ... and have for 60 years. No PHONO input has accepted a piezo cartridge since 1960. If for some reason you have a piezo cartridge (though no one has made them for decades. plug it into a LINE jack.

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    Pennywhistler Apr 21, 2014

    PS - The receiver does have a PHONO input.

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Yes. You need a phono pre-amp connected to one of your line-level inputs.

I've seen them for $20.

Posted on Apr 20, 2014

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    Pennywhistler Apr 21, 2014

    Whoops! Though teh manufacturer itself does not list a PHONO input as a feature, I saw it listed on a review. So you do not need a separate pre-amp.

  • Pennywhistler
    Pennywhistler Apr 21, 2014

    Whoops! Though teh manufacturer itself does not list a PHONO input as a feature, I saw it listed on a review. So you do not need a separate pre-amp.

  • Pennywhistler
    Pennywhistler Apr 21, 2014

    Add a Comment Sorry I posted incorrect info.

  • Pennywhistler
    Pennywhistler Apr 21, 2014

    Add a Comment Sorry I posted incorrect info.

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    Pennywhistler Apr 21, 2014

    But .... since it obviously has a PHONO input, why on Earth would you need to ask if it has a PHONO input?

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    Pennywhistler Apr 21, 2014

    God alone knows why everything came through twice.

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Yes, if it only has speaker-level inputs it would require an amplifier to properly drive it. Name the sub and maybe we can answer the second question.

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