New memberUsername: Oakleyframer
Worcester, Worcestershire United Kingdom
Post Number: 1
my setup is
NAD C5432 cd (not that it matters!)
Tannoy mercury m3
spanking new project genie mk 3
so i got the turntable and set it up as best i could following the instructions and it just about plays when directly through amp but i have to have the amp full blast to get a just about listenable level out of it, and even then the sound is very flat and empty, the bass and treble nobs did nothing to the sound, now
from what ive read i gather i will need a preamp so ive ordered one just to get the thing up and running, its a behringer p400, my question really is how important is a decent preamp in getting a good sound out of my records? how much will this preamp actulally improve my listening? will it make it so i can adjust the bass and treble on my NAD amp?, if ive made a massive booboo by buying cheap then could anyone reccomend one which would complement my system, baring in mind like most people out there im not exactly made of money and theres always a budget, as you can probabily tell from what i already have im no hardcore audiophile i just love music and want a reasonable system to listen to it on!
thanks in advance-jake
Platinum MemberUsername: Jan_b_vigne
Post Number: 17281
Yes, you need a phono pre amp. It will take the very weak signal coming from your turntable's cartridge and step it up to a level which will allow you to achieve full volume from your amp.
The table you purchased is not a bad product, there are better but at a higher cost. If you are serious about playing vinyl, you would hear an improvement in many ways with a better quality table - at a higher cost.
Platinum MemberUsername: Glasswolf
Columbia, South Carolina America
Post Number: 14712