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you will need a phono stage/preamp

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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post

the last - turntable -WA2- headphones, it also works as a pre amp for speakers if you couple it with a power amp. I tried it with an integrated amp and it was not as nice as with a power amp. 
personally, i dislike speakers, but that mostly has to do with asymmetrical spaces.
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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post

you will need a phono stage/preamp

Getting mixed messages here...
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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post


personally, i dislike speakers, but that mostly has to do with asymmetrical spaces.
Getting mixed messages here...

 

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/richpub/syltguides/fullview/21PCGJR9SBLQP

 

 

Here are the budget one...the Cambridge-Audio-Azur-551P is pretty good for my entry turntable.  

 

http://www.needledoctor.com/Online-Store/Budget-Phono-Preamps

 

http://www.needledoctor.com/Cambridge-Audio-Azur-551P-Phono-Preamp?sc=2&category=35249


Edited by jc9394 - 10/22/13 at 8:39am
post #28279 of 39044

You don't seem to understand what i'm asking:

I asked if the WA2 is both an amp AND pre-amp, or if it's either one or the other .
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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post


You don't seem to understand what i'm asking:

I asked if the WA2 is both an amp AND pre-amp, or if it's either one or the other .

 

WA2 is both preamp and a headphone only amp, if you are going to connect a turntable to WA2 you will need a phono stage/preamp.

 

Your question is

 

turntable-->WA2-->headphone amp-->headphones
turntable-->pre-amp-->WA2-->headphones  (the preamp you mentioned is needed)
or can it just be
turntable-->WA2-->headphones

post #28281 of 39044
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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post

WA2 is both preamp and a headphone only amp, if you are going to connect a turntable to WA2 you will need a phono stage/preamp.

Your question is

turntable-->WA2-->headphone amp-->headphones
turntable-->pre-amp-->WA2-->headphones  (the preamp you mentioned is needed)

or can it just be

turntable-->WA2-->headphones

back to square one then.

i'll look further for a good amp fitting my Grado PS1000 smily_headphones1.gif

Thank you for your help.

-CH23
post #28282 of 39044

unless you are going to use a vintage receiver, most newer (if not all) headphone amp needs a phono stage.

post #28283 of 39044
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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post

unless you are going to use a vintage receiver, most newer (if not all) headphone amp needs a phono stage.

Yes i realise this, that's why i had my hopes up on the WA2. I might still go for this amp, but now i'll have to find a good phono pre-amp.
post #28284 of 39044

This setup worked really well for me:

   turntable-->phono pre-amp-->WA2-->headphones

 

Have fun!

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unless you have one of the mid-high end turntable, I would not recommend to get one more than $500.  I have the Rega P3 and I tried few there is not enough different from the one I linked.  Once you start changing stylus and tonearm and external power, you can go higher end model phono preamp.  

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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post
 

unless you have one of the mid-high end turntable, I would not recommend to get one more than $500.  I have the Rega P3 and I tried few there is not enough different from the one I linked.  Once you start changing stylus and tonearm and external power, you can go higher end model phono preamp.  

my turntable is the SL-7, my cartridge will be one of the Grado ones (i'm thinking red), any my headphone the Grado PS1000

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Technics SL-7?

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Technics SL-7?


yes :)

post #28289 of 39044

Yea sorry, I forgot about the pre amp. I sold my turntable and my records. Dunno how that slipped my mind. 

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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post
 


yes :)

 

 

this should be good. 

 

http://www.needledoctor.com/Cambridge-Audio-Azur-551P-Phono-Preamp?sc=2&category=35249

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