Home Vinyl Asylum

Welcome Licorice Pizza (LP) lovers! Setup guides and Vinyl FAQ.

RE: I also used an old ARC preamp as a fancy phono stage

I have an ARC SP-8 that I use the same way. The tape out goes to two MC 275 IV's, using the volume controls on the amps with a HO moving coil. I never have the volume controls past 2 o'clock, and I keep the ability to set the L-R balance. (That's why I got MC 275 IV's rather than later versions which don't have the volume controls.) I send the main output to a Mac 1700 receiver for TV, low-quality streaming, FM, etc. I think the SP-8 phono stage is one of the best I have ever heard overall, outside of the insanely priced ones, and better than some of those. Just MHO. It really shines when hearing it without a line stage in the circuit.
LowIQ


This post is made possible by the generous support of people like you and our sponsors:
  VH Audio  


Follow Ups Full Thread
Follow Ups
  • RE: I also used an old ARC preamp as a fancy phono stage - dgaapc7 11:41:53 06/08/17 (0)

FAQ

Post a Message!

Forgot Password?
Moniker (Username):
Password (Optional):
  Remember my Moniker & Password  (What's this?)    Eat Me
E-Mail (Optional):
Subject:
Message:   (Posts are subject to Content Rules)
Optional Link URL:
Optional Link Title:
Optional Image URL:
Upload Image:
E-mail Replies:  Automagically notify you when someone responds.