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Connecting Turntable to Receiver?

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I've been offered a free turntable from a friend. However, my receiver (Yamaha RX-V559) doesn't have a phono input. Is it possible to connect the turntable to any of the regular inputs, or do I need a preamp section? If I do, are there any decent reasonably inexpensive (ideally <$50) choices? I'm not looking to get into Vinyl in-depth; it's more of just a testing-out thing and a chance to get some cheap classical recordings from Goodwill.
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I've been offered a free turntable from a friend. However, my receiver (Yamaha RX-V559) doesn't have a phono input. Is it possible to connect the turntable to any of the regular inputs, or do I need a preamp section? If I do, are there any decent reasonably inexpensive (ideally <$50) choices? I'm not looking to get into Vinyl in-depth; it's more of just a testing-out thing and a chance to get some cheap classical recordings from Goodwill.
If your receiver doesn't have an input specifically marked "phono", then you'll definitely need a phono pre-amp. While you can get a cheapie phono pre-amp for less than $50.00, you can also pick up a quality (used) one for a little more cash. Look for something like a NAD PP-1 or PP-2 or Cambridge Audio P540, all will cost you less than $100.00.
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Take a look at Phonopreamps.com Home Page. I use their TC-750LC and am peased with the performance of this pre-amp. It has an adjustable output and runs $54.50 delivered. They do sell a version without the adjustable output knob for under $50 delivered.
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