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Recoton SP-2 Stereo Phonograph Preamplifier (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Recoton
  • Model: SP-2

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 4 x 2 inches ; 13.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 5 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00005T3FF
  • Item model number: SP-2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 11, 2003

Product Description

Product Description

Recoton SP-2 Stereo Phonograph Pre-Amplifier

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No, they don't put phono inputs on too many components anymore. And no, you can't plug your turntable into any old audio input. But you can use Recoton's affordable and compact SP-2 outboard phono preamplifier to give your trusty record spinner a new lease on life. Just plug your turntable's left/right RCA outputs into the SP-2, fix your turntable's ground wire somewhere on a grounded component, run a stereo analog audio interconnect between the SP-2 and your audio/video receiver or computer system, and you're ready to start enjoying the wonders of analog stereo once again.

The SP-2 applies the necessary RIAA (Record Industry Association of America) equalization curve and boosts the signal level to standard consumer line levels. Handy mounting slots let you bolt the device to the back of your receiver or entertainment case.

What's in the Box
Phono preamp, power adapter, and a data sheet.

Customer Reviews

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A. Blacker on December 19, 2003
I'm using this pre-amp to connect a turntable to a computer for burning records to CD. The sound is decent especially for the price. (Putting an equalizer between the pre-amp and the computer really helps to sound quality of those old records.)
To eliminate the AC hum make sure that you have a good ground connection (connect it to the chassis of something with a 3-prong power cord).
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 10, 2004
It's great to be listening to my old vinyl after 20 years. One channel of the preamp quit working once but I unplugged the power for a couple of days and it worked again.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Garwall on April 7, 2003
I bought this product about four years ago and have never had a problem with it. It boosts the signal from my record player to my shelf stereo with no problems at all. The other reviewer must have gotten a dud.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Donna M. Bradley on August 17, 2003
I have had this product for 3 years and have had no problems whatsoever! Recording music to my computer hard drive from my stereo using my RECOTON STEREO PRE-AMPLIFIER is a snap.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By SarCT on March 11, 2007
This product allowed me to connect my old turntable to a new amplifier - as you know if you are reading this, they don't make the 'phono' inputs on amps any more. Just plug it into AUX you say! Sorry - you need a device to amplify the turntable output to line level as well as to process it to the correct standard. This device does this - it is powered (requires an AC outlet) so no worries about batteries. It is light and unobtrusive - once you get it connected you never need think of it again. You might get a hum, if you do not have a ground terminal to connect to the thin wire coming out of your turntable. They don't put those on the amplifiers any more either. I found that if I connected the ground wire to the red audio input jack on this pre-amp that the hum completely disappeared. I just slipped it inside the red RCA cable when I pushed it onto the preamp, and it's a very snug pressure fit. It's not going to fall out.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful By C. Huang on November 30, 2004
Sent item back to the company and got a rejected mail saying, "COMPANY OUT OF BUSINESS, RETURN TO SENDER". The company address on the label is:

Recoton Accessories, Inc.

2950 Lake Emma Road

Lake Mary, FL 32746.

Made in China
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jimmy Calanchini on August 25, 2006
these preamps are pure gold, and are about as hard to find as pure gold these days too. back in the good old days (and i'm not that old), stereos came with a jack specifically for record players, and the jack had a preamp built in. but those are becoming more & more rare, which is why these preamps are necessary. most electronics retailers don't carry them anymore, either, which is a real tragedy. i went to radio shack, frys & magnolia audio (the only electronics stores in my area) and none of them carried turntable preamps (or hardly any turntable accessories at all, for that matter). radio shack said that i could order the preamp from their website, to the tune of $50. fortunately i did a google search and found the exact same item here on amazon for $20. basically, if you want to run a turntable through your home stereo or computer, you need this preamp. and this recoton one is a good product. i own 2 of them now, and they've never conked out or failed me in any way.
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