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TOPIC: Best way to connect turntable with SHD

Best way to connect turntable with SHD 10 months 4 days ago #45618

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Hi all

I am using the SHD as my main preamp that is directly connected to my active loudspeaker K&H O198. The SHD replaced a Classe Audio DR5 with a good phono input. Now, I am wondering what‘s the best way to connect my turntable to the SHD. Does it make sense to invest into a good phono preamp or does it make littel sense due to the AD/DA conversion?
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David
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Best way to connect turntable with SHD 10 months 3 days ago #45619

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dachermann wrote:
Hi all

I am using the SHD as my main preamp that is directly connected to my active loudspeaker K&H O198. The SHD replaced a Classe Audio DR5 with a good phono input. Now, I am wondering what‘s the best way to connect my turntable to the SHD. Does it make sense to invest into a good phono preamp or does it make littel sense due to the AD/DA conversion?
Thanks and best regards,
David

I connect my turntable via my phono preamp. I wouldn't worry too much about the AD/DA conversion. Think about the modern music studio and recording systems. AD/DA conversions are taking place all of the time. The important thing is the room correction. Whatever detrimental effects, if any, are introduced by the AD/DA conversion are far superseded by the beneficial effects of Dirac. BTW, the DR5 was an excellent preamp in its day. You should be able to resell it to offset the cost of the phono preamp. Unfortunately, the good ones are $$$.
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Best way to connect turntable with SHD 9 months 2 weeks ago #45817

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@David,

Indeed, a little phono preamp would work well. These are quite common online and will do the trick to feed your analog input of the SHD.

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Best way to connect turntable with SHD 9 months 5 days ago #46145

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Hi there

Thanks for your input - I decided to go for a diy solution based on THEL components.

Best regards,
David
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Best way to connect turntable with SHD 9 months 5 days ago #46147

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I would definitely use a phono pre-amp. Note that an important function of a phono pre-amp is to provide the RIAA equalisation, so it's not just a question of signal level, although this is a definite consideration too.
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Best way to connect turntable with SHD 9 months 5 days ago #46151

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dachermann wrote:
Hi there

Thanks for your input - I decided to go for a diy solution based on THEL components.

What are THEL components?
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