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4189 Tonar Vinyline MM/MC PreAmp
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4189 Tonar Vinyline MM/MC PreAmp

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4189 Vinyline High Performance Phono Preamp

Your complete package includes:
> free Priority Mail in the USA with delivery confirm code.
> US/Int'l Wall adaptor - 110v.

from a recent customer........
"Hello, I just wanted to express my appreciation for the Excellent service & product! I placed my order online Monday afternoon and received the Tonar pre-amp yesterday. After a few hours of listening to vinyl I feel it's an incredible bargain in phono pre-amps. I spent 3-times as much for a Gram-Slee SE MM-only phono preamp and the Tonar sounds just as good in the MM setting and it has the capability of MC as well. In addition to that the Tonar is encased in metal and the Gram Slee is housed in plastic which leaves it prone to picking up noise, which has been a problem. As a result the Slee is probably going on Craigslist or eBay or being retired as a back up. I wish all purchases I make in the future can have as great a pay-off as this one has been.
Thanks guys!"

With outstanding specs and care in workmanship, we are happy to offer this Tonar brand high end pre-amp for better and best quality systems of all brands.  With a signal to noise ratio far above what any record can produce, you will never outgrow this unit.

Selecting The Cartridge Mode
The Vinyline preamplifier must be used in either the MM (moving magnet) or MC (moving coil) mode. If you are unsure of your cartridge type, please refer to the information that came with the cartridge or consult a dealer. The push-button switch on the back of the unit allows you to select the correct setting for your cartridge. With the switch depressed it is in the MC mode and with the switch out it is in the MM mode. Please refer to the photo below. Be sure to
disconnect the power supply before changing the mode to prevent possible overload of the signal.

Connecting the turntable

Before making any audio connections, please disconnect the power supply.

Connect the turntables audio cable to the RCA jacks on your Vinyline preamplifier. It is important that the left and right channel connections are made correctly: the right channel is usually marked red and the left channel is usually white or black. If there is a grounding wire connected to the turntable, it should be connected to the GND terminal post. Please refer to the photo below.

Connecting to the amplifier
Connect an audio cable from the OUT jacks on the Vinyline preamplifier to a line input on your amplifier (e.g. AUX, Tuner, Tape, CD). (Do NOT use an input marked Phono as it will be overloaded by the already amplified signal). Again, make sure that the left and right channels are correctly connected.

Power Supply Connection
The Vinyline phono preamplifier is supplied with a power supply suitable for your local hydro type (e.g. 110 or 220v). Check the label on the power supply to be sure you have the correct type for your area. Before plugging the power adaptor into a wall receptacle, first connect the low voltage output lead from the power supply to the â€Å“16V ACâ€Â socket on the back of the Vinyline preamplifier. (refer to photo on P.1) Do not use any other adaptor except the one supplied.

Common Troubleshooting Tips
• No audio signal on one or both channels:
-Audio RCA plug not fully inserted into the jack of either the Vinyline
preamplifier or the main amplifier.
-Defective cable plug or a break in the cable.
-Power supply for Vinyline not plugged in or Amplifier not turned on.

• Noticeable hum:
-No ground wire connection from the turntable to the Vinyline preamplifier grounding post.
-Possible ground loop problem. Try different grounding scenarios, such as removing the
grounding connection or connecting directly to the main amplifier grounding post.

• Output from the Vinyline preamplifier too loud, too soft, or distorted:
-Incorrect setting of the MM/MC switch. Turn down the amplifier volume control and change
the MM/MC selector switch. Slowly turn up the amplifier volume control to verify that the problem
has been corrected. If you are still experiencing problems, please consult with your dealer

Your Vinyline phono preamplifier is warranted against factory defects for one year. Keep your receipt as proof of purchase and return the unit to the selling dealer for warranty handling. The unit will be repaired or replaced at the discretion of the manufacturer. Modifications or changes of any type to the product will nullify the warranty and release the manufacturer of any liability. The manufacturer accepts no responsibility for damage caused by not adhering to these instructions for use.

5 Stars
Best in class...
I've tried various budget phono preamps overt the years (i.e., TCC-750&760LC, Cambridge 640P), and this is the best by far. It exceeds expectations, and while the gain is not the highest, it is very low noise and neutral sounding. Highly recommended.
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Reviewed by:  from Poughquag, NY. on 4/25/2017
5 Stars
Tonar Vinyline Pre-amp
Item works very well. IMO the performance vs price is excellent. I like the option of MM/MC. No issues to date and love listening to the old vinyl that I had stored for years.
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Reviewed by:  from Texas. on 10/9/2015
5 Stars
Tonar Vinyline MM/MC preamp
Phono inputs on my amplifier no longer function I ordered this product to boost line level input so I could connect through auxillaty input ports Product was received very promptly. Connection was simple, and very happy to report that it solved my problem. I will use phono player for both stereo and old mono LP's . Very pleased this unit has the flexibility to adapt to both MM abs MC This is a well built and well designed hi quality unit Would highly recommend Very pleased
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Reviewed by:  from Charlotte NC. on 3/9/2016
5 Stars
4189 Tonar Vinyline preAmp
Easy to install and use. Works well for its intended use.
Reviewed by:  from Chico, CA. on 12/19/2021

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