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Wiim Pro Plus with turntable

t3gav

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My 1st post so Hi! I'm relatively new to this so excuse the noob questions :/ I'm looking at buying a Wiim Pro Plus when they are released in the UK as I don't currently own a streamer or DAC. I currently have a Rega Planar 1 and Fono Mini connected to my Sony AVR however I notice the Wiim Pro will accept a connection from the turntable no? Am I better off using the Wiim or the Fono Mini as the pre amp? Thanks :)
 

MaxwellsEq

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My 1st post so Hi! I'm relatively new to this so excuse the noob questions :/ I'm looking at buying a Wiim Pro Plus when they are released in the UK as I don't currently own a streamer or DAC. I currently have a Rega Planar 1 and Fono Mini connected to my Sony AVR however I notice the Wiim Pro will accept a connection from the turntable no? Am I better off using the Wiim or the Fono Mini as the pre amp? Thanks :)
Hello and welcome! I'm not sure, but I think the Wiim Pro Plus input is line-level only (e.g. tuner, cassette, CD player). The Fono Mini outputs a line level signal which would work into a Wiim Pro Plus. The output from your turntable (without the Fono) would probably be too low level and need something called RIAA correction (which your Fono does). HTH
 

bobster

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If you wanted to bypass the receiver, Amir reviewed and recommended the three phono preamps below which are $150 or less. I'm considering the Schiit Mani to use with a turntable into the Wiim Pro Plus. (I set a max of $150, but there are other recommended models for more.)




I'm also considering this Schiit passive switch so I can connect both my turntable and the analog outs of a CD player to the Pro Plus:

 
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