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Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:36 pm
by todd.brust
i got one...i ended up going with the Stanton STR8-60AL.......i can't wait to get IT!

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:57 pm
by JimJ[VT]
Welcome to the analog brotherhood :)

What are you running for a preamp?

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 6:13 pm
by John
'JimJ[VT wrote:]What are you running for a preamp?


:cwm11: Going to take a shot in the dark here and guess he hasn't thought about that!

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:33 pm
by todd.brust
nope i have not......i have a lat 70s kenwood KR-6050 that is getting refurbished by a local shop....it's in awsome condition and it sounds awsome! i also need to design some speakers for it....i am using the receiver for music only....no movies or anything....i was thinking of doing 2 adire extremis speakers in towers...maybe ported or PR or a possible T-line if i can figure out how to do it...and then using a morel tweeter and designing my own crossovers.....what do you guys think of that? i looked around for a pre amp, but i don't really knwo what to look for in one....any suggestions for a pre amp?

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:50 pm
by JimJ[VT]
I did some Googling, the KR-6050 has a phono input, so you're set...

One reason I like vintage receivers over new stuff, since the '80s manufacturers have left good phono stages behind :(

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:05 pm
by Derek
you boys and your records.

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 1:41 pm
by todd.brust
so i don't need a pre amp then?

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 6:02 pm
by JimJ[VT]
The receiver's got one built in, so you're good to go...

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:32 pm
by crazyray
The receiver's got one built in, so you're good to go...


I am not familiar with your receiver. Most receivers that have phono inputs are designed for moving magnet ("MM") cartridges. Some audiophiles prefer moving coil ("MC") cartridges which require an additional level of gain. Check what you choose for compatibility before purchasing. In fact, seek pro help in choosing your cart; not all carts work well with all turntables.

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:54 pm
by JimJ[VT]
If he's buying a Stanton 'table, he's probably not going to be investing in a low-output MC anytime soon :D I can't think of any that are under $300...Denon's DL-110/160s are under 2 bills but they work fine with MM stages.

Ortofon and Shure would be my two choices for simple, easy to use product lines that work with 90% of the tonearms and phono stages out there...I can't remember if the Stanton has a magnetic platter or not, but if it does, stay away from unshielded carts like Regas or Grados...they have issues with steel platters.