Phono Pre-Amps

Most old turntables only had a phono output, which means you needed a special phono (as opposed to line, tape, aux, dvd, cd) input on your amplifier. A phono signal is much weaker than a line signal and so you need to boost it, which means that most amps with a phono input have a little pre-amp attached to that channel to boost the signal

All the Audio-Technica turntables we sell have pre-amps in them, so you don't need to boost the signal with a pre-amp but you might want the little mixer we sell so you can control volume and plug some other sound sources into the same speakers.

XENYX 302 USB
Mixer- $109

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Bung this little guy in between your deck and speakers to allow you to 1) plug more things in 2) control the volume easily and 3) place your speakers far away by simply buying longer speaker cables :)

Features

  • Ultra-compact and ultra-low noise analogue mixer with USB/Audio interface
  • Powered through USB or external adaptor
  • Built-in stereo USB/Audio interface to connect directly to your computer
  • Free audio recording, editing and podcasting software plus 150 instrument/effect plug-ins and ultra-low latency driver downloadable
  • State-of-the-art XENYX Mic Preamp comparable to stand-alone boutique preamps
  • Neo-classic "British" 2-band graphic EQ for warm and musical sound
  • 2-Track input assignable to Headphone or Main Mix output
  • 2-track inputs & outputs for routing flexibility (NB: 2-Track inputs can't be sent to 2-Track outputs, to prevent feedback issues)
  • Main Mix plus separate Phones output
  • High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
  • 3 Year Warranty

 

For more information, please visit the manufacturer's website.

PP400 Pre-Amp - $55

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Boost your phono signal to a line signal with this little gadget

Features

  • Converts your phono signal to a line level signal
  • State-of-the-art phono preamp to accommodate all magnetic pickups
  • Dedicated RCA and1/4" TRS output connectors
  • DC 12 V adapter included
  • High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
  • 3 Year Warranty

 

For more information, please visit the manufacturer's website.