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RE: Sure. I'm open.

Real tt don't have USB ports or built in phono amps, your tt really isn't the place to put thsee for any kind of serious vinyl spinning. Some maufacturers even go as far as removing the tables power supply and the motor from the deck.

Back in the day when the record was king your receiver/integrated/preamp came with at least a mm phono stage included. I'm vintage so most of my equipment is also and have built in phono stages.

That said, I recently gifted my AR XA tt to one of my sons and he needed a phono stage, his newer receiver doesn't have one. I purchased a relatively inexpensive one from Parts Express that works just fine, figured if he decided to get into vinyl more seriously he could buy a better one later. Your budget doesn't leave a lot of room for both items, I would invest most into the table and decide later if a more expensive phono amp is needed.

As for MM vs MC, if purchasing a used table this decision may be made for you by what's on the table. MC are by and large more expensive than MM, give a different presentation that only the listener can decide if more or less to their liking, or if worth the extra money.


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