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    basically to amplify the sound from the turntable, you need a phono preamp. some receivers have them built in, but not that many models these days. standalone preamps usually do the job better than a receiver with it built in.

    this is the one i use

    Pro-Ject Audio Systems

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    So i would still need a receiver but i may not need a preamp if its built into the receiver?

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    yup, you definitely need a receiver and if it doesn't have a phono input, then that's when you need a preamp. then you would have the preamp between the turntable and the receiver.
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    You can run a table through just a receiver or pre-amp, but using both gives you the best sound possible. Also, you can find old or new receivers down the line (something I did), new or old and will allow you to customize your sound or add mixers/equalizers.

    I was running my table through just a pre-amp and speakers until i was able to find a receiver, it was not as loud as i'd like, then I found an old receiver in a thrift shop and sounds much better. Right now I'm on the look out for probably a better receiver + an eq.

    And we are all noobs at one point.

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    Thanks guys.

    these are the 2 things im looking at that would be in my price range when i actually do this

    Pro-Ject Essential Turntable in Black
    Pro-Ject Phono Box II Phono Preamp

    i would probably try to find a receiver via thrift store or craigslist or something

    as far as speakers, any recommendations?

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    also another thing i was curious about is if say i got this

    Pro-Ject Phono Box USB Phono Preamp

    would i be able to essentially use my iMac as a receiver/speaker combo?

    if not is there a way to do so?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianmonsta View Post
    Thanks guys.

    these are the 2 things im looking at that would be in my price range when i actually do this

    Pro-Ject Essential Turntable in Black
    Pro-Ject Phono Box II Phono Preamp

    i would probably try to find a receiver via thrift store or craigslist or something

    as far as speakers, any recommendations?
    Like everything else, it depends on how much your willing to spend. Of course, me being poor I went the vintage route. A lot of people on CL are giving great speakers away for little to no money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianmonsta View Post
    Thanks guys.

    these are the 2 things im looking at that would be in my price range when i actually do this

    Pro-Ject Essential Turntable in Black
    Pro-Ject Phono Box II Phono Preamp

    i would probably try to find a receiver via thrift store or craigslist or something

    as far as speakers, any recommendations?
    i'm using sonys i picked up from a goodwill


    Quote Originally Posted by ianmonsta View Post
    also another thing i was curious about is if say i got this

    Pro-Ject Phono Box USB Phono Preamp

    would i be able to essentially use my iMac as a receiver/speaker combo?

    if not is there a way to do so?
    yes, that box would let you plug into the iMac to listen and record.

    i use this box from creative for that purpose -
    Amazon.com: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD USB Audio System with THX SB1240: Electronics

    from the turntable, to the preamp, to the creative xfi, to my lappy

    here's an example of how it all sounds together



    the pro-ject usb preamp is basically my creative and preamp built into 1 device

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    Thanks guys, i think im starting to get a grasp on this. Based on some quick googling it seems rather easy to run the turntable through the mac and use garageband as basically the receiver i guess. im not interested in the recording aspect, but listening through my iMac does seem interesting to me.

    i think i like the vintage route as well because of the price but im pretty sure ill drop the money on one of those pro-ject turntables, unless i come across a great deal on a old technics.

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    one of my pioneers is for sale, but my coworker has first dibs right now. i'll let you know if he still wants it. here's a vid from that table


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