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GE 23292 Stereo Turntable Pre-Amplifier

by GE
2.4 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews

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  • Connect your turntable to your stereo
  • Requires 1 9-volt battery (not included)
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  • Brand Name: GE
  • Model Number: 23292

Product Description

Ultra ProGrade Pre-Amplifier connects your turntable to your stereo.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 1.4 x 5.7 x 8.6 inches
Item Weight 4.8 ounces
Shipping Weight 8 ounces
Manufacturer GE
ASIN B000F1ORX0
Item model number 23292
Customer Reviews
2.4 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews

2.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #515 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Home Theater Systems > Receivers & Amplifiers > Amplifiers
#2,201 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Stereo System Components
Date first available at Amazon.com March 28, 2005

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I was pleasantly surprised after hooking up the new pre-amp. I am converting my LPs to MP3 files and realized that I needed a pre-amp with my turntable. This one needed a 9 volt battery or a DC adapter (neither was included). I elected to purchase an adapter (it cost more than the pre-amp), hook it up, and start the project. It was fantastic! Unless you are an audiophile that always works with high end equipment, I don't know how you could be disappointed.
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I have a fairly good collection of jazz LPs, but hadn't been able to play them for about 20 years due to lack of a stereo setup to play the old turntable (signal from older turntables is too low for broadcasting through modern receivers). I searched for a product to record on my laptop, and this came up. Other reviewers complained of a hum, but I don't have that, except once, and re-booting the laptop stopped it. I use fantastic, free software, Audacity, to record to the PC, and then convert to MP3. I have a Phillips MP3 player, which doesn't like the Audacity MP3 files, so now I convert wav files from Audacity into MP3 using "freerip3" software (yes, also free). It's great to hear my album music again, many which are still not available on CD. Some reviewers have stated "you get what you pay for" and suggest much higher cost products produce a superior result. However, if you are playing your music on a portable MP3 player, or probably even on a car stereo, you probably wouldn't be able to detect any sound difference from the high-end amps. So if you want to possibly increase the sound quality by 1%, but pay 10x as much, go ahead. For my money, this product does everything I wanted.
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Say! Do you have a doll collection? Do you clean your Norah Jones LPs with a diaper? If so, this ain't the preamp for you. You'd be better off with some $1500 nightlight built in Helsinki. On the other hand, if you're ready to quit screwing around and share your dad's Gryphon lp's with the neighbor three doors down, buy this and get to work.
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There is nothing special about this preamp, but thus far for me, it's done what it was meant to do. You'll need to provide your own extra RCA cable to hook up to your receiver/speaker system, as well as either a 9V battery or AC adapter, but for the low price I paid for this, I didn't see much reason to complain. As far as the quality of the sound goes, you won't do much better unless you're an audiophile with at least $200 to spend on this (and only the former descriptor applies to me). Listening to my records with a full-range stereo system on a high quality turntable and this preamp in between is quite the improvement over the $99 Crosley record/CD/cassette/radio combo I got at Target some years ago, anyway. In fact, if you're not planning on spending at least $200 on a phono preamp, I highly recommend getting this one.
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I was at wits end trying to get one of my 6 stereo receivers to push the sound of my record player. Given, some of them are 30-40 years old and might need some tuning themselves. Anyways, I have a Stanton T.52 table, and I got a newer (2009) Sony 200w stereo receiver to hook up to it, figuring that I just needed a working receiver. The sound still barely trickled out of the speakers as the volume cranked to 50+. It was either my record player was bad, or maybe this sound needed to little boost. My wife did some searching and came across this little gem. I figured, I will drop this last 20 dollars and if it doesn't work, everything goes in the closet till I can afford to pay someone to figure it out. Well, it sure does work. It works great. Pop in a 9volt battery and your in business! I have a mild case of OCD and just need to ground out the buzz, and I'll be happy. haha. All in all, this is well worth the money. If your getting very little sound out of your record player, and have made sure needle, player, and receiver, aren't at fault, and neither have a built in amp, than this is what you need.
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Installed between my turntable and stereo receiver. While it did amplify the output there was very heavy distortion. Tried installing a ground wire but no improvement. Maybe I got a lemon. I guess you get what you pay for.
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I bought this pre-amplifier to be used with my turntable in order to record via a mixer , to my computer. Up to date, it has worked perfectly. At this moment I am using a 9-volt battery as the power source, but I am planning to use it with an AC adapter in the future.
NEW REVIEW:
About two months after I have been using it...,the right channel stopped working ! I checked the battery and it's OK. Then, I did what I explained in my original review of the product: I tried it with a 9 volt power supply...still the same problem. I double-checked the connections WITHOUT the preamp, and the signal went normally on the two channels ( of course, with very little input). So, the problem is in the preamp itself. Sorry GE (Made in China ), but I had to re-write my experience and ''eliminate'' 4 stars...
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This is definitely an entry level pre-amp. It works fine but I wouldn't use it with any kind of expensive turntable and speaker setup. But then again, if you've got an expensive turntable and speaker setup you probably already know what kind of pre-amp to use so why are you even reading this?
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