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Help..how to hook my turntable to my marantz sr-7000?

Old 08-20-00, 01:53 PM
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What devices do I have to purchase?
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Old 08-20-00, 02:22 PM
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Does your turntable have a audio hookup..preamp??? My turntable connects directly into my receiver!! Nothing else is needed!!!
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If I recall correctly, the SR-7000 does not have a phono input. Unlike other line level equipment like a cassette recorder or CD player, the output from a phono cartridge must be re-equalized via a special circuit.

Thus to connect your turntable, you'll need to purchase a phono preamp. Musical Fidelity and Creek make some inexpensive ones (about $200).

Plug the output leads from your turntable into the input on the phono preamp and the output from the phono preamp into any of the available line level inputs on your receiver (e.g. aux). You'll also need an extra set of interconnects to go between the phono pre and your receiver.

Of course if your receiver has a phono input, skip the above and just plug the turntable into the inputs marked "phono."

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My receiver does not have a phono preamp....I connected my cables from the turntable into the cd slot and it works fine.
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my turntable only has rca red and white.
i'll look at preamps, thanks. looks expensive though.
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djones6746, while your approach may produce sound, it can't work "fine." Unlike CD's and cassette's, LP's are not mastered with a flat frequency response. The signal encoded on vinal is altered from flat according to RIAA specs. In addition to boosting the signal, the phono preamp re-equalizes the recorded signal to produce a "flat" frequency response.
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Originally posted by audrey:
djones6746, while your approach may produce sound, it can't work "fine." Unlike CD's and cassette's, LP's are not mastered with a flat frequency response. The signal encoded on vinal is altered from flat according to RIAA specs. In addition to boosting the signal, the phono preamp re-equalizes the recorded signal to produce a "flat" frequency response.


All I use it for are old 50's albums so it sounds good enough for me....I guess if I was playing more modern records, I would notice a difference!!!

I do believe my turntable has a built-in preamp which is probably why it sounds okay!!

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