Hi - just purchased a used Sony PS-FL1 turntable (cool slide-out drawer so it can be placed within a component rack). I want to connect this to my HT system through my AVR, but the AVR does not have a phono input.
I know the "basic" way to attach this is to get a phono preamp and run it through. But are there other ways?
The guy I bought the TT from tried to convince me to also purchase stereo amp and tuner components from him - indicating the phono section would be much better than running it through the digital AVR. I don't really want a standalone 2ch setup, as I only have the one system of speakers and no room for more.
Is it possible to connect a stereo amplifier to an AVR? If it is possible, would the sound (connecting TT to stereo amp, stereo amp to AVR) be any better than just getting a phono preamp?
Or option 3 - get an AVR with a phono section?
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