By Lori Spencer

A record player preamp is a necessary piece of gear for increasing the signal of a turntable. While CD players, cassette decks, and other stereo components have plenty of gain, turntables produce much lower output and require additional amplification. That’s where the record player preamp comes in, giving turntables the extra boost they need. Phono preamps were commonly built in to older stereo receivers and power amps so that the turntable could be directly connected. Due to the consumer migration from LPs to CDs in the 1980s and 90s, most newer stereo systems don’t even have a phono input at all, much less a preamp built in.

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