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Old 16th July 2012, 07:13 AM   #1
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Default 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)
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Old 16th July 2012, 08:13 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 16th July 2012, 09:22 AM   #3
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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.
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