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MNSubbie
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Yamaha HTR 5660 and Realistic Turntable Help

I am trying to make my LAB400 Turntable (vintage 1980) work with my Yamaha Receiver, and wonder which input to use. Have not been able to find anything in the 400 pg Yamaha Owners Manual(its a novel). Currently, inputs called "CD" "Tuner" and "D-TV/CBL" are in use and working fine with their obvious sources.
Those that remain are called DVD, MD/CD-R, V-AUX, VCR-1, and VCR2/DVR. Which one would be best for the turntable, and are there any other settings on the receiver that need to be adjusted to make the turntable work right? Any ideas or advice would be appreciated

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That receiver does not have a phono input.

You will have to get a phono preamp which can be plugged into any of the remaining audio inputs on the receiver.  For a budget phono preamp consider the TCC TC-760LC for $74 or the Rek-O-Kut Professional Preamp MKII for $70.

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entry level phono pre amp

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=248-6348

$20.00 can't beat that, plus has a ground nut, most at this price do not.

i use this with my yamaha, very nice, may one day upgade to one with a gain control, but this one works very well

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While that phono preamp might be satisfactory

for creating underwhelming mp3 files from one's vinyl, it is certain to be underwhelming as well for vinyl playback in a analog system. I believe we are talking about entry level audiophile here, not just plain entry level audio.

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sure it's entry level, but only in price

sure it's entry level, but only in price

i been using the preamp with great results, and i have had others that are ture audiophiles say it sounds pretty good, just because is $20 doesn't mean it's "underwhelming". 

i just wanted to give another option as a starting point

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Behringer PP400 MicroPHONO ultra-compact phono preamp

This phono pre-amp produces a lot of noise at about -40dB due to the lack of filtering on the power supply, satisfactory for non-critical recording applications, such as creating mp3s from one's vinyl, but unacceptably high when quality of playback is required. You get what you pay for and you can't convince me that this is a viable solution for good quality vinyl playback.

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ok fair enough :)

ok fair enough :)

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