What Does a Phono Preamp Do?
A phono preamp boosts your turntable's phono audio level up to a more speaker/stereo receiver-friendly line level, giving you better volume and increased sound quality. If you're planning on hooking up your turntable to a computer, stereo receiver, bookshelf speakers, or any other modern audio equipment, you're going to want this preamp to get the high sound quality that you expect from vinyl.
Do I Really Need It?
Most likely, you do. The majority of newer stereo receivers and speakers lack a phono input, which would directly connect them to the turntable. You'll need the preamp to connect to the phono output of the turntable and the line input of the receiver/speakers. And even newer turntables that may feature a built-in preamp probably aren't going to give you the highest quality sound that could be achieved from an external preamp.
Quick, Easy Setup
You don't need to be a sound engineer or techie to understand this preamp's setup process. It takes only a minute to power up the preamp with it's included 12 Volt DC Adapter. After that, it's just a matter of using RCA cables (NOT INCLUDED) to hook the preamp to both your turntable and your stereo receiver, speakers, or other audio device.
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