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Old 25th September 2007, 12:23 AM   #1
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Question Increasing Low Signal Output cartridge using Nakamichi Dragon.

I have a lot of record's I'd like to listen. Using a Linn Asak T-DC2100K cartridge, LP12 turntable and a modest rotel RQ-970BX phono equalizer.
Its sound very nice, but the cartridge output is very low. I made this experiment to boost the signal up. Place the Rotel outputs into a Nakamichi Dragon tape recorder, and using the recording levels, in monitor mode, I can get the signal to a decent level.
The Nakamichi Dragon is a very good equipment, but is its 'preamplifier' module a quality piece, or do I need a costly phono preamplifier?

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Rafael
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Old 25th September 2007, 09:13 AM   #2
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So you have a Dragon line stage

You will probably get a better sound and less noise if you use a phono stage with sufficient gain for your cart or at least a step-up active device or transformer. And lets face it: the Rotel is not that great anyway. With a minimum of effort you should be able to build a much nicer phono stage.
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Old 27th September 2007, 01:23 PM   #3
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Thanks. I found an old PS Audio IV preamplifier, and it does the job...
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