ART DJ PRE II Phono Preamp with RIAA Equalization

Brand:| Model: DJ PRE II
If you need to amplify and EQ your vinyl records to interface with your audio workstation, sound card, home stereo system or playback monitor system, the DeeJayPRE II gives you flawless audio reproduction in a rugged and reliable package.
  • Connects a turntable to any receiver, mixer, or soundcard
  • RIAA equalization
  • Selectable input capacitance for optimum cartridge performance
  • Dual RCA-type inputs and outputs
  • Ground terminal
  • Switchable low-cut (rumble) filter
  • Power supply included
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Weight: 1.7 lbs.  
Due In: 2/6/2015
List Price$60.00
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ART DJ PRE II Phono Preamp with RIAA Equalization

The DJ PRE II (formerly named the "Phono MicroPRE") acts as an interface between your turntable and your audio recording / playback system. The analog input capacitance can be switched between 100pF and 200pF to optimize your phono cartridge response. A switchable low cut filter removes turntable rumble while leaving the audio pristine. The front gain trim control and signal/clip LED allow you to optimize the preamp’s gain for a wide range of input sources. The built-in low noise phono preamp circuitry is highly accurate and precisely conforms to the RIAA standard. The line output jacks are low impedance and can be used with any sound card.

Housed in an all aluminum black anodized case, the DJ PRE II can be powered by a wide variety of external supplies. If you need to amplify and EQ your vinyl records to interface with your audio workstation, sound card, home stereo system or main monitor system, the DJ PRE II gives you flawless audio reproduction in a rugged and reliable package.

Specifications: • Frequency response: 10 Hz -50 kHz, +/-0.5 dB • THD: 0.01% Typical @ 1 kHz • Hum and noise: >90 dB below clipping • Input impedance: 47k ohms in parallel with either 100pF or 200pF • Maximum input level: 40m Vrms @1 kHz • Maximum gain: 45 dB @ 1 kHz • Input/Output connections: RCA • Maximum output level: +6 dBu (1.4Vrms) • Filter type/response: Switchable, low cut, -3 dB @ 22 Hz • Power requirements: 7-12VDC or 9-12VAC @ 150mA • Dimensions: 1.75" H x 4.2" W x 3.5" D • Weight: 1.25 lbs.

ART DJ PRE II Phono Preamp with RIAA Equalization
  • BrandART
  • ModelDJ PRE II
  • Part Number245-876
  • UPC840402016472
  • Product CategoryPhono Preamps
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (16 Reviews)
  • Weight1.7 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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ART DJ PRE II Phono Preamp with RIAA Equalization
ART DJ PRE II Phono Preamp with RIAA Equalization is rated 4.6875 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful little preamp.This is my first phono preamp and every preamp/receiver I have ever owned already has a built in setup. So far it sounds great, but I will be adding a different power supply to see how the sound characteristics go per a suggestion of another review. The only gripe I have is that the output is low and it requires me to turn up my receiver. I'll remedy this with a secondary preamp at a later date.
Date published: 2015-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful purchaseWe had an old B&O turntable that no longer worked with our receiver that we had to replace due to lightening. Hooked it up and listened right away. Very easy to do.Thank you so much for recommending!
Date published: 2012-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing product cannot recommend highly enoughHaving a high end system I was surprised by the sound of this product. It was great for the price. The mids and highs were good but the bass was lacking just a little weight. I knew some other audio products offer power supply upgrades and that a d/c power supply should sound better. So I tried a 12 volt 2 amp power supply. This little preamp really came to life. The mids and highs were more smooth and the bass was unbelieveable. If you use one designed for the Leapai amp(part #129-078) the correct plug is already there. With this upgrade you will not find a better phono preamp under $200.
Date published: 2012-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best $50 preamp availableI am an audiophile, and I consider this to be the only cheap preamp that an audiophile can live with. It's not perfect, but it's far better than a TC-750, unmodified VP29, or any other under $100 unit. In the case of the VP29, it can sound a little cleaner than this one if you bypass all the electrolytic caps, add cartridge loading caps (why would they forget that?) and add an internal ground wire between connector and board.This is a nice looking and rugged unit, but the lights are a little bright. I used it with a Grado Black cartridge with the level set a "0". Output was a little low, but easily made up for at the volume control. The light would sometimes go red at this setting, but I could hear no distortion when it did. I am thankful that this company chose to make a clean sounding preamp in this price range!
Date published: 2012-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow!! Great big pre-amp in a small packageI bought this because my new multi-media receiver doesn't have a phono section and I'm addicted to some of my vinyl. At the price, I was prepared to be disappointed and, maybe, need to send it back.All I can say is this is the best "phono section" I've ever had, in any of the pre-amps and receivers I've owned.Even if your amp has a phono section, you owe it to yourself to try this little guy; plug it into any available line input. Be prepared for a very pleasant surprise.One gripe: The front panel LEDs are way too bright and there's no on/off switch. To defeat the lights, I have to unplug the power supply.But, given the great job this guy does, I can live with that.
Date published: 2012-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best you are going to find at this priceGranted the first one of these I received was defective, but Parts Express immediately sent out a replacement via Fed Ex. I needed a phono preamp that had decent gain. Most put out a pitiful, weak-kneed 150 to 300mV. This one puts out 1.5 volts, enough to directly drive a power amplifier and it sounds great to boot! It also offers switchable capacitance to best match to your cartrige and a 20Hz rumble filter, which tames speaker excursion on warped records.
Date published: 2011-01-18

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ART DJ PRE II Phono Preamp with RIAA Equalization

i have a Yamaha rxa1020 that has a in put for phono but no place to add my klh transient noise eliminator has to be after the pre. amp section. would the ART DJ II SOUND AS GOOD AS MY YAMAHA,S PRE AMP?TURNTABLE TO ART TO KLH INTO YAMAHA

Asked by: JAY G
Having never heard the Yamaha, I can't subjectively predict what any audible difference would be between it and the ART phono preamp. The ART is a quality product and has RIAA equalization. My feeling is that it should work just fine connected to an alternate input on the Yamaha.
Answered by: Eric Chandler
Date published: 2014-09-24

Having better gain using this preamp, can I still go through my receiver's phono input?

Asked by: Tonywollmann
If its labeled "phono" that means it is already an RIAA phono curve--you may get more gain, but the "slant" will be off if you use this preamp. I would use an AUX input. That is line level and "flat" EQ. I wish this was less complicated, but the end result will be worth it!!
Answered by: Joe from San Francisco
Date published: 2013-11-07

will it work with moving coil cartridges?

Asked by: koala
Yes. The RIAA curve is so low frequencies don't have to be recorded at usual level Otherwise the grooves would be too large in the vinyl. So the record player electronics boosts the bottom end and reduces the HF level--so the result is accurate reproduction of the recording. This is true for any cartridge. On tape, digital or analogue, this is not a problem.
Answered by: Joe from San Francisco
Date published: 2014-02-06

What is a good power source for this product?

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Asked by: Nikolitis
A great power supply for this phono preamp, would be one designed for the Lepai 2020 amplifier. Part #129-077 or #129-078 would be excellent. I am using part#129-078 with great results. The bass is deeper and the highs are clearer. Also this set allows the power supply to be put on the floor away from sensitive audio components. I also added a ferrite core part #110-450 to the power cord to prevent EMI interference from traveling back to my system. These supplies have the correct plug for direct connection to the preamp.
Answered by: Bahnstormer
Date published: 2012-12-10

Is hum & noise in the specs the same as signal to noise ratio

Asked by: Bahnstormer
Hi. Yes, you are interpreting that correctly.Cheers.
Answered by: Dr. Zhivago
Date published: 2012-08-24

What is RIAA equalization?

Couldnt help but ask how does RIAA eq affect analog media? After all, it has no DRM.
Asked by: DiscoDuck
RIAA is only used on vinyl, ever hook up an old turntable up to a regular amp? You will notice a distinct lack of low freqencies and high frequencies seem exagerated. RIAA equalization makes it flat.The reason why it is done like this it to reduce hiss during playback, minimise grove damage by reducing the movement if the stylus during low frequencies and allow for reduced groove width which lets more music to fit on a record.
Answered by: mtg90
Date published: 2012-08-11

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