Noob question re running pre amp into peered speakers

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Limeydog
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Noob question re running pre amp into peered speakers

Post by Limeydog » 03 Dec 2019 21:25

Hello,

Sorry, I have looked on several sites and forums, and I think I know the answer but I don't want tomato an expensive mistake:

1) I have an Audio-Techica AT-LP60-BT turntable which I believe has a bit in Pre-Amp.

2) It has a Phone/Line switch which my understanding means I can bypass the built in amplifier

3) My understanding is a Pre Amp such as ART DJPRE II Phono/Line Pre-Amplifier will produce better quality amplification than the one built into the deck

4) If I run my Audio-Techica AT-LP60-BT via a ART DJPRE II Pre-Amplifier into Edifier R1280T Active Bookshelf Speakers (which I understand to be power and therefore not requiring the pre-amp) will this set-up still benefit from the Art Pre-Amp? i.e. how does this set-up resolve the fact that there is a pre-amp and Powered/Active speakers?

Please correct me where I have got the wrong end of the stick. Many many thanks. Ant

Alec124c41
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Re: Noob question re running pre amp into peered speakers

Post by Alec124c41 » 03 Dec 2019 21:39

The phono preamp corrects the response curve, and raises the signal level to line level.
In this case, the ART DJPRE II Pre-Amplifier also seems to have a volume control.
If the speakers have volume controls, you can set them to max, and use the preamp to control your volume.

Cheers,
Alec
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Re: Noob question re running pre amp into peered speakers

Post by andybeau » 03 Dec 2019 21:40

Yes run lp60 (switched so built in phono is off) to ART DJPRE II to powered(active) speakers will work

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Re: Noob question re running pre amp into peered speakers

Post by bernard1 » 03 Dec 2019 21:45

Limeydog wrote:
03 Dec 2019 21:25
4) If I run my Audio-Techica AT-LP60-BT via a ART DJPRE II Pre-Amplifier into Edifier R1280T Active Bookshelf Speakers (which I understand to be power and therefore not requiring the pre-amp) will this set-up still benefit from the Art Pre-Amp? i.e. how does this set-up resolve the fact that there is a pre-amp and Powered/Active speakers?
Do not confuse preamp and phono-preamp. You need a phono preamp to amplify and RIAA equalize the cartridge signal. For that, you use either the AT-LP60 built-in phono preamp and feed directly the powered speakers, or either the phono output of the AT-LP60 goes in the ART-DJ phono preamp which produce a line level output for the powered speakers.

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Re: Noob question re running pre amp into peered speakers

Post by Limeydog » 03 Dec 2019 22:10

Alec, thank you and mercy; Andy cheers and thanks; Bernard mercy beaucoup. So So helpful, seriously, very grateful. Muchas gracias all!!

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Re: Noob question re running pre amp into peered speakers

Post by British Raj » 04 Dec 2019 16:43

I have a similar query on another thread I started yesterday... except I am driving B&O Beolab 8000 active speakers. No volume control on the speakers. I was wondering if a decent phono headphone amp would work.
When I plug my smart phone to the speakers, the sound is perfect but I want to play my vinyl on them without putting the signals through an integrated NAD 3020E as that amp is humming.
Any advice gratefully received.

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Re: Noob question re running pre amp into peered speakers

Post by Alec124c41 » 05 Dec 2019 12:33

British Raj wrote:
04 Dec 2019 16:43
I have a similar query on another thread I started yesterday... except I am driving B&O Beolab 8000 active speakers. No volume control on the speakers. I was wondering if a decent phono headphone amp would work.
When I plug my smart phone to the speakers, the sound is perfect but I want to play my vinyl on them without putting the signals through an integrated NAD 3020E as that amp is humming.
Any advice gratefully received.
The output from a phono/headphone preamp would be equivalent to the output from your phone, so that should work.

Cheers,
Alec

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