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brsanko 16th July 2012 07:13 AM

Preamps are not "sources"!!
Why are 90% of the posts in the analog sources catagories about preamps? Preamps are not sources! Analog sources include turntables, tape decks, and radios. As far as I can figure that's it. (BTW VCRs are tape decks and TVs are radios)

pinkmouse 16th July 2012 08:13 AM

I've just had a quick glance through and I see lots of phono preamps. As I see it, they get a phono output to line level, then the "line level" forum takes over. :)

DF96 16th July 2012 09:22 AM

It is an accident of packaging whether the phono preamp is in the turntable or the amplifier. Given that a good line stage does almost nothing and is often unnecessary I am surprised that the Line Level forum has so much stuff in it.

sofaspud 16th July 2012 09:58 AM

Build it wrong and it'll be a source :)

5th element 16th July 2012 10:24 AM


Originally Posted by sofaspud (
Build it wrong and it'll be a source :)

A source of great annoyance :D

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