ART DJPRE II Phono/Line Pre-Amplifier

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ART DJPRE II Phono/Line Pre-Amplifier

ART DJPRE II Phono/Line Pre-Amplifier

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The "DJ" wasn't the model that was the hot item a couple of years ago, and I get a dead URL for it (? Desire to learn and share knowledge of science required as is 20 years of participation in forums (not all true).

Read more Recently retired, I now have the time and motivation to digitize selections from my rather large collection of LPs. Housed in an all aluminium black anodised case, the DJ PRE II can be powered by a wide variety of external supplies. The real cost comes from the switches, necesssary for adjustable loading, and a nice box to put it in.The ART DJ PRE II (formerly named the 'Phono MicroPRE') acts as an interface between your turntable and your audio recording / playback system. The DeeJayPRE is a phono preamp with built-in RIAA equalisation and is simply put between turntables and line input. It seems that many modern phono stages have inadequate overload margins, but far better noise performance than vinyl replay justifies. There is of course a difference that CDs are mastered to 0dBFS (all too often) whilst LPs can be cut to any arbitrary level depending on how long each side is, and what level the cutting engineer wants to achieve. The sound output on this unit is so great, that I haven't even had to adjust the Gain (something I had to do in the past to compensate for LP pressings that had less-than-desirable fidelity).

The front gain trim control and signal / clip LED allow you to optimize the preamp's gain for a wide range of input sources.I bought the ART DJ Pre II for a relatively specific reason - both my record player and my AppleTV (via a bluetooth receiver) were outputting directly to my living room speakers, and the record player signal was MUCH quieter than the AppleTV, even with the AppleTV turned all the way down. We are breaking new ground here with our first test of phono pre-amps so expect future measurements to vary based on feedback to this thread. The front gain trim control and signal/clip LED allow you to optimize the preamp’s gain for a wide range of input sources.

Thanks to its additional switchable low-cut filter, which kicks in at 22 Hz, vinyl fans who wish to cut some of the boominess from older distorted vinyl, or a turntable’s drive rumble, without cutting much out of the mix should take note of this device. The vintage turntable preamp that I had intended to use developed a faulty left channel, forcing me to remove it from the mix, and find a suitable replacement. This is my first proper turntable setup, and was wondering if anyone has any comparison thoughts between the ART DJ and the Mani… would it be a noticeable upgrade for me, and if so, what differences would I notice? It might be my imagination, but I feel like it makes it sound a little harsher than I like at hi-gain. dlaloum wrote:It also has the advantage of a high quality regulated power supply in the AVR, whereas a lot of the more economical phono stages use wall warts - which deliver relatively dirty power.I did not take a look-see at the circuitry encased, so I cannot comment on the quality of the components within.

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