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ART DeeJayPRE Turntable Phono Preamplifier with RIAA EQ

B&H # ARPPR2 Mfr # DEEJAYPRE II
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As digital audio technology moves forward, those who still favor vinyl records are finding themselves at a loss. The ART DeeJayPre is a convenient solution for professionals or consumers who recently found themselves deprived of the trusted phono input found on older receivers and preamplifiers. The DeeJayPre is a compact phono preamplifier that provides adequate gain for connection to a standard line level input on newer preamplifiers, mixers and stereo receivers.

The DeeJayPre features L/R RCA inputs and outputs with a ground screw terminal. A gain dial is provided for level adjustment and RIAA EQ compensates for low frequency loss and high frequency noise. Low frequency roll-off filter eliminates unwanted hum and rumble. The DeeJayPre is a handy utility that compliments recording studios, broadcast studios and home stereo systems alike.

RIAA EQ Compensation
RIAA EQ compensates for low frequency loss and high frequency noise and hiss.
Gain Adjust
The gain adjust provides added level control, ideal for recording and broadcast situations.
Low Cut Filter
The low cut filter switch eliminates low frequency noise and mechanical rumble.
Input Cap
Input Cap filter provides a frequency ceiling and avoids distortion due to signal peak overload.
Clip LED
A signal peak LED indicator is located on the front.
Signal to Noise Ratio >84 dB "A-weighted"
Gain 30dB @ 1kHz typical
Input Impedance 47k Ohms in parallel with 100 pF
Maximum Output Level 4Vrms
Input Connectors Dual RCA-type inputs
Output Connectors Dual RCA-type outputs
Power Requirements 12V DC (Adapter included)
THD & Noise .02% typical @1kHz
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz +/-1dB of the RIAA standard
Dimensions 3.75 x 2.875 x 1.75" (95mm x 73mm x 45mm)
Weight 1lb (454g)
ART DeeJayPRE Turntable Phono Preamplifier with RIAA EQ
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  • 1 Year Warranty
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    ARTDeeJayPre Turntable Phono Preamplifier
     
    4.5

    (based on 11 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (10)
    • Improves sound quality (9)
    • Improves system function (9)
    • Versatile (6)
    • Time saver (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home studio (9)
      • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (4)
      • Professional recording (4)
      • Amateur recording (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (7), Novice (3)

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      5.0

      Best small preamp on the market.

      By Garage Rat

      from Chciago IL

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Sound Quality
      • Improves System Function
      • Saves Time
      • Set Up A Piece Of Cake
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

        Comments about ART DeeJayPre Turntable Phono Preamplifier:

        If you don't have a $2K + turntable this will do the work nicely. Would even work for those too! Has adjustments enough to make your vinyl sound sweet. I don't have phono inputs on my Tuner and they work just fine on aux and tape inputs. Was expecting less so yes, I am super happy with this pre amp. If the lack of on/off switch bothers you Ace has a switch for a couple bucks you plug into the wall and plug anything into it. You can also plug it into a switched outlet on your amp. I have it plugged in a monster box and also have those switches for my powered speakers which I shut off when I travel or will not use them for a while.

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        5.0

        Does the trick....

        By Garage Rat

        from Chicago IL USA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Sound Quality
        • Improves System Function
        • Saves Time
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about ART DeeJayPre Turntable Phono Preamplifier:

          Ace Hardware sells an on/off toggle switch you can use with this. Plugs right into your monster circuit breaker ;-). I could have wired an in line on off switch but for that price, I'll have another beer, lol. As for the rest this item, can't really be beat for the price anywhere. Unless you start spending over 1k this is the ticket.

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          4.0

          Good Preamp, although...

          By trot

          from Ripley, MS

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Sound Quality
          • Performs As Billed
          • Saves Time

          Cons

          • No On-off Switch

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording
          • Transfer Records To Mp3

          Comments about ART DeeJayPre Turntable Phono Preamplifier:

          It does just what it says. Works great.

          I didn't think about a switch, but an On-Off switch would be handy. I have it plugged into a switched outlet on my amplifier, so when the amp is off, so is the unit. But I leave the amp on a lot more than I use the preamp device. Therefore, I have to unplug it if I don't want it running needlessly.

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          5.0

          Great way to connect phono to audio gear

          By bsatchfield

          from Tampa Bay, Florida

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Sound Quality
          • Improves System Function
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about ART DeeJayPre Turntable Phono Preamplifier:

            I purchased this photo pre to begin a massive vinyl-to-computer transfer project. The results have been great so far. The unit is solidly-built, offers great sound quality and has more features than most at this price. ART gear hasn't disappointed me yet!

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            4.0

            priced right, and gets the job done

            By mg

            from Las Cruces, NM

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Improves System Function
            • Saves Time
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ

              Comments about ART DeeJayPre Turntable Phono Preamplifier:

              a very simple to use phono pre-amp that does exactly what it's suppose to do, boost the analog turntable output up to a usable level for input into the line level input of my home recording studio equipment.

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              4.0

              Great Pre-amp! Doubles as a night light!

              By vanrugge

              from Montreal, Canada

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Improves Sound Quality
              • Improves System Function
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about ART DeeJayPre Turntable Phono Preamplifier:

                Picked this up to run my technics sl-1400 into a new receiver that was lacking a phono pre-amp. The stylus on the TT is a shure m97xe going into a Yamaha RX-A700 receiver. I just picked up a copy of the Hendrix vinyl re-issue of Axis:Bold as Love and the sound quality is incredible.

                At this price point, I don't think there is a better phono-preamp on the market. Build quality is excellent - configuration options are good. From what my ear can tell, it doesn't color the sound at all. It sends a clean noiseless signal which is exactly what I wanted.

                The only con is the insanely bright blue LED. I am alright with it not having a power switch, but as a result, I have to unplug it every night because the LED is like a beacon. It lights up the entire living room. Other than that, I am very happy with it.

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                4.0

                Works well, needs power switch

                By Professor Charlie

                from Chelsea, MI

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Improves Sound Quality
                • Improves System Function
                • Nice controls
                • Solid construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Boosting turntable input
                  • Home Studio
                  • Mobile DJ
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about ART DeeJayPre Turntable Phono Preamplifier:

                  I use the preamp to connect a nice retro turntable to a new audio receiver/speaker amp. It has great sound, and the gain control is particularly useful (allowing me to prevent rumble feedback). I also like the switchable input capacitance and rumble filters, although I haven't had to use them. It would be nice to have an on/off switch, as I only use the turntable occasionally.

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                  4.0

                  Right Price Sounds Great

                  By BLACKEYE

                  from Brooklyn, NY

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves Sound Quality
                  • Improves System Function
                  • small

                  Cons

                  • No power switch

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Mobile DJ
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about ART DeeJayPre Turntable Phono Preamplifier:

                  Connected to my turntable to a beefy shelf system. The system doesn't have a phono input so I needed a preamp to boost the volume to line level. Does a great job of it, and has some features to help with line noise, quality of sound, and level of boost. As long as you ground the turntable to it, you shouldn't get any unwanted noises. Overall the sound quality to my untrained ears is great.
                  I can also plug this into my computer via RCA to soundcard, videocard, or minijack to digitize my record collection.
                  I only give it 4 stars though because of one thing. Wish it had a power switch so when I'm not listening to records I can power it down. Right now I have to unplug it and tape the cord to it so I don't lose it behind the shelves.

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                  5.0

                  Good Deal

                  By LP Player

                  from Cape Coral, Florida

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves Sound Quality
                  • Improves System Function
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mobile DJ

                    Comments about ART DeeJayPre Turntable Phono Preamplifier:

                    For [$] I am very pleased[...] I use this on my Sony turntable which has a pre-amp, but not powerful enough when I route this through my Bose Wave music system. Works great, very happy with the purchase[...]Wish it had an on/off switch, though.

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                    5.0

                    This is the best on the market.

                    By Casau

                    from La Sarre, Quebec, Canada

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves Sound Quality
                    • Improves System Function

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances

                      Comments about ART DeeJayPre Turntable Phono Preamplifier:

                      I use this product with a technics turntable SL-B2K, very good response.

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                      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Can't Be Happier!

                      By secondcup

                      from New Hampshire

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Performance
                      • Easy To Configure

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about ART DeeJayPre Turntable Phono Preamplifier:

                          I've struggled with cheaper pre amps before and haven't been happy with the performance. After receiving this unit, I could not believe the difference. I just plugged it in and connected my turntable's grounding cord. No ground loop hum of any kind...a perfect experience!

                          If your are looking for a no hassle low cost pre-amp, I'd say you found it.

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