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drunkennewfiemidget
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Icon 1 posted April 16, 2006 17:47      Profile for drunkennewfiemidget     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
As you may or may not be aware, Amanda's an old-school LP junkie. We have a small collection of records, and I recently bought her a record player to play them on.

The unfortunate part, however, is that I have 2 home stereo amps. One of them is a new fandangled one with Dolby Digital, DTS, fibreoptic connectors, etc, but it does not have a phono input.

The other is an oldschool analog only 4 speaker system with only rca inputs, but it does have a phono input.

I'd like to put the record player in the living room on the new fandangled amp I own, but that would require I buy a phono preamp to hook it up. The local Radio Shack (Now called 'The Source' since Radio Shack doesn't exist in Canada anymore) has them for $50 which I think is probably grossly overpriced for the hardware involved.

So I'm wondering how difficult it is to build my own, or if anyone has any ideas for locating one of these puppies cheaper than $50? Any URLs to schematics? (And I'd rather not use eBay because A) I hate eBay and their broken policies, and, B) most eBay sellers want as much in shipping for the tiny little device as they want for the device, often bringing the price damned near the original $50 I'd pay at The Source and without a warranty.

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Moe Monkey
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