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Pyle PP999 Phono Turntable Pre-Amp
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- Connects to Turntable Output to Bring Phono Level Up to Line Level - 12V DC 110V Adaptor Included
- Load Impedance: 10K Ohms - Reference Voltage: 1V d
- Input Sensitivity/Impedance/PHONO 3 mV / 50K Ohms - T.H.D: 0.08 for 1 KHz 3 mV Input - Output Level: 2V
- S/N Ratio (A-WTD): 70 dB - Frequency Response: 20 Hz ~ 20 KHz ±2dB
- Dimensions: (W)3.54"x (H)2.13" x (D)1.02" - Weight: 0.88 Lbs
- Connects to turntable
- Input Sensitivity: 3mV at 50K Ohms (phono)
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That got real old after ten albums and I decided to try and nail down the problem. I first swapped out the turntable cartridge and needle, but the problem persisted. I then swapped out the McLelland pre-amp for the Pyle....no more dropouts!
Not only that, but the bass was much improved and the sound was louder. I'm using Audacity (an awesome free editing program) and had to amplify the songs after they were recorded using the McLelland and the bass was also very weak.
This just goes to show you that more expensive doesn't necessarily mean better. I now have a thirty dollar paperweight.
I'm in the process of re-recording the albums that were recorded using the McLelland pre-amp and the Pyle has been performing without a hitch. There's no need to amplify the songs recorded using the Pyle so it's one less thing to have to do.
The Pyle pre-amp is deceivingly small. It measures approximately 3 9/16" L X 2 1/8" W x 1 1/8" H. It doesn't have a dedicated grounding terminal like the McLelland but that isn't a problem at all. There's 4 Philips head screws on the unit. I inserted a small washer under the screw that's closest to the phono input jacks. To attach the ground wire from the turntable, I just loosen the screw and slip the prong from the grounding wire between the washer and the unit and tighten the screw. This works like a charm, no buzz/hum.Read more ›
I also tested a 1980's Kenwood receiver that had a phono input. I connected the Pyle phono preamp to the line input and did an A/B test between the Kenwood's phono section and the Pyle. The Pyle won. It had better frequency response, wider image and was more organic sounding. The output of the Pyle matched the line level input of the Kenwood but sounded a little low on my nicer Sony amp. So, the complaints below of low output level may be dependent on the amp used. There was no noticeable hum or noise. The included "wall wart" 12VDC supply is not regulated. Unloaded, in measures over 15 volts. I may build a nicer supply for it but, I digress...
The only negative I can give it is that the RCA jacks were slightly tarnished. The unit I received may have sat on a shelf for a long time. Still, it worked flawlessly. A ground wire attachment point would have been nice but I easily connected the turntable ground wire to the ground on my receiver.
If you want to rediscover the great sound of records, the Pyle Phono Preamp will get you there. I recommend it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this to connect our turntable to an RCA surround sound system. I love the simple, basic design all the way down to the minimalist packaging. Read morePublished 10 days ago by C. Baker
It helped me connect my old technical turntable to my Bose iPod docking station. Happy so farPublished 14 days ago by kellykg1
It does what it's supposed to. I am particularly pleased with it having a grounding point. I'm very happy with my purchase and would recommend to other people.Published 15 days ago by Edrick
Just what my friend needed to start playing his vinyl records again. Works better than the unit I paid three times as much for.Published 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this to archive vinyl to my computer using a Scarlett 2i2 (ADC) and this pre-amp was the weak link. It's very sensitive to electromagnetic interference (EMI). Read morePublished 19 days ago by DJRob
This allowed me to move my turntable from my entertainment center, where it hasn't been used in years, to my office where I can listen to my classic albums through my computer... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Arthur J. Darden