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I have a Kenwood VR715 home theater receiver and I want to connect a turntable to it. Do I need a preamp to do this?

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If you purchase a new turntable, most of them come with a preamp. Usually turns on with a switch located on or under the unit.

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Yes you will need a pre-amp to connect a turntable to this unit. For the AUX input you will need something that can output 400mV into 47k ohm, somewhere like RadioShack should have what you need. Please update the question & let us know if the information given was useful to you - Good Luck!

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