0 Items / $0View Cart | Secure Checkout
Free Shipping
Home>Phono Pre-Amps
 

Phono Pre-Amps

Pre-amps boost or amplify the small signal coming out of your cartridge on the tonearm to get the signal up to what is called "line-level". This will fix the very common symptom of having extremely low sound from your turntable. Around 10% of what you might expect. This will occur if you try to hook up an older turntable to a newer amp or receiver that does not have an input on the back that specifically says "PHONO" near the red and white 'rca' inputs. If you connect a turntable to any other input such as AUX , LINE IN, TAPE, CD, VIDEO you will get super low volume until you install the preamp "in series" between the turntable and the amp or receiver as depicted here.



If you have a phono input as depicted below then you won't need a preamp. However, in some cases a common cost cutting measure is to replace a rarer, more expensive moving coil (MC) type cartridge with a more common, less expensive type moving magnet (MM) cartridge.  In this case you still have to consider a preamp unless your current arrangement can handle either MM or MC type cartridges.  If it can you will see a switch on your current preamp or near the phono input of your older stereo labeled MM/MC.

 
 Products (Total Items: 12)
 3.5mm Patch Cord, 9 inches
3.5mm Patch Cord, 9 inches
Average Rating 0 Review(s)
 $3.00
"RCA" PreAmp copy
"RCA" PreAmp copy
Average Rating 2 Review(s)
 $27.95
Today: $25.95 On Sale
B Tech MM/MC PreAmp
B Tech MM/MC PreAmp
Average Rating 1 Review(s)
 $95.95
Grado PH-1 PreAmp
Grado PH-1 PreAmp
Average Rating 0 Review(s)
 $499.50
iCONNEX USB preamp
iCONNEX USB preamp
Average Rating 3 Review(s)
 $41.00
Today: $31.00 On Sale
LKG PreAmp
LKG PreAmp
Average Rating 3 Review(s)
 $23.95
Pyle Pro PAD5 USB Phono Pre-Amp
Pyle Pro PAD5 USB Phono Pre-Amp
Average Rating 0 Review(s)
 $31.00
PylePro PP999 Phono Preamplifier
PylePro PP999 Phono Preamplifier
Average Rating 1 Review(s)
 $27.95
Today: $22.95 On Sale
RCA to RCA Patch Cord
RCA to RCA Patch Cord
Average Rating 1 Review(s)
 $2.00
RIAA Preamp with Output Control
RIAA Preamp with Output Control
Average Rating 2 Review(s)
 $73.50
Today: $65.00 On Sale
Switch PreAmp
Switch PreAmp
Average Rating 1 Review(s)
 $43.95
Today: $35.95 On Sale
Tonar Vinyline MM/MC PreAmp
Tonar Vinyline MM/MC PreAmp
Average Rating 0 Review(s)
 $119.95
 
Web service for currency conversion