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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
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.
Date published: 2014-09-24
Having better gain using this preamp, can I still go through my receiver's phono input?
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!!
Date published: 2013-11-07
will it work with moving coil cartridges?
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.
Date published: 2014-02-06
What is a good power source for this product?
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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.
Date published: 2012-12-10
Is hum & noise in the specs the same as signal to noise ratio
Hi. Yes, you are interpreting that correctly.Cheers.
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.
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.
Date published: 2012-08-11