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Best way to connect turntable with SHD 1 year 5 months 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 1 year 5 months ago #45619

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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?
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 Whatever detrimental effects, if any, are introduced by the AD/DA conversion are far superseded by the beneficial effects of Dirac.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 1 year 5 months 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 1 year 4 months ago #46145

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Hi there

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

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Best way to connect turntable with SHD 1 year 4 months 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 1 year 4 months ago #46151

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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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Best way to connect turntable with SHD 5 months 2 days ago #53316

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Sorry, missed your question - Built this phono-pre:
www.thel-audioworld.de/module/phono/Phonovorstufe-S.htm

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