Originally Posted by crn3371
Thinking of digging my old turntables out of the garage and see how my old vinyl collection sounds on my modern system. My avr is a Yamaha RX-A720 and it doesn't appear to have phono inputs. I'm assuming I just connect the turntable to the preamp, and the preamp to one of the audio inputs on my avr. Something budget minded.
There are a ton of outboard phono preamps at various prices:
These people have a wide selection:
Also, is there anything out there that you can run the signal through to remove the clicks and pops inherent in vinyl?
Yes, your PC. There is a wide variety of free and pay for software for this purpose.
Their use is of course contingent on your PC's audio interface which may vary in terms of sound quality.
Groove Mechanic ($40)
iZotope RX (free and paid version)
SoundForge (not free)
pyro Audio Creator (not free)
Goldwave Digital Audio Editor (not free)
There is also a wide variety of audio interfaces. The one in your PC or laptop may suffice, or you may want to invest in an add-on.
Here is one popular example:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Behringer-UFO202-U-phono-Audio-Interface/dp/B002GHBYZ0Edited by arnyk - 5/13/13 at 6:42am