How to Connect Turntable to Phono Preamp or Integrated Amplifier

How to Connect Turntable to Phono Preamp or Integrated Amplifier

August 10, 2019 10 By Kailee Schamberger


Hey everyone it’s Michael from Devoted
to Vinyl and this is the fourth video in a six-part video series that I’ve
created that’s aimed at helping you properly set up your turntable so you
can begin buying and playing your records finally right we’re almost there now if you were with me in the last
video then you know that we covered how you can go about changing your record
players stylus but in this video I wanted to focus on how you can go about
connecting your turntable to your integrated amplifier or your external
phono preamp so that’s what we will be discussing in today’s video first let’s
go over how to connect your turntable to a receiver or integrated amplifier if
you have a turntable with a built-in phono preamp you can connect to your RCA
cable that’s coming from your record player directly into the CD or auxilary
input of your receiver or integrated amplifier after you connect the RCA
cable properly don’t forget to securely connect the ground wire to now if you
are using a turntable without a built-in phono preamp such as the project debut
carbon that we’ve been using in these videos then you have two options the
first is very easy if you already have an integrated amplifier with a built-in
phono stage simply connect the RCA cables to the phono input and securely
connect the ground wire as well now if you want to use an external phono preamp
like the Vincent Pho 8 for example then there are a few additional steps you’ll
need to take but the end result is often better sound and more control over your
sound than simply using an amplifiers built-in phono section before getting started it’s important to
quickly mention how this will work first you’re going to have to connect your
turntable to your external phono preamp then you’ll be connecting your external
phono preamp to your receiver or integrated amplifier because of this
you’ll need two pairs of RCA cables to properly complete this setup to begin
you need to attach the RCA cables and ground wire to the RCA output and
grounding post of your turntable now take the other end of the RCA cable and
connect it into your external phono preamps RCA input then connect the other
end of the ground wire to the back of the external phono preamp next take your
second set of RCA cables and connect them to the RCA outputs of your external
phono preamp now we’re going to need to connect the other end of the RCA cable
to the receiver or integrated amplifier so on the back of your receiver or
integrated amplifier find an unused input like the CD input or the auxilary
input for example and connect the RCA cables just remember when you’re using
an external phono preamp do not connect the RCA cables to the phono input you
only do that when there’s no phono preamp involved in your systems
connection path be it an external phono preamp like the Vincent Pho 8 or the
shit Manny or a preamp that’s built into the turntable itself so that’s it guys I
hope you enjoyed this video and I hope it helped you a little bit as well if it
did I would love it if you can hit the like button down below and don’t forget
to subscribe to devoted to vinyl because you can be alerted whenever a new video
is uploaded to my channel and if you’re interested in learning how to properly
setup and connect your speakers so that you can finally start listening to your
vinyl records make sure you check out video number 5 in my six-part video
series thanks again for watching and I’ll see you in the next
video