Receivers with Phono Input
Receivers with Phono Input - For Vinyl Lovers!
Vinyl is back! But, if you've tried hooking up your record player to your receiver lately, you might be surprised to find that it doesn't have a phono stage.
It's hard to find a home theater receiver with phono inputs. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to play records on your turntable with the same receiver you use to watch movies? I sure think so.
Here are a list of receivers that have a phono stage. If you already own a receiver, another option is to buy a phono pre-amp like the . A phono pre-amp plugs into any RCA line in (like aux line in or cd line in) so you can use it with just about any receiver. Behringer PP400
Onkyo 7.2 Home Theater A/V Receiver with Phono Input! - No Phono Pre-amp required!
I own an Onkyo home theater receiver and I've been very impressed with it. It is very "smart" (it detects the audio signal and processes it) and has balanced my 5.1 speakers well. It retains the phono inputs and still does the newest technology. I just bought a bluray player and listened to TrueHD audio on it - amazing!
This model even has support for 3D! It's also wireless LAN ready, which means that it can connect to your wifi network if you plug in Onkyo's wireless adapter. We did this on our Onkyo, and it's made streaming music from our computer, Pandora, and vTuner easy!
Onkyo says that if you love vinyl, they've got you covered!
If you want a receiver that can deliver true 7.2 surround sound, then this receiver may have all of the features you want!
You can connect pretty much anything to this receiver: your turntable, blu-ray player, CD, DVD, more! Amazing!
Plus it has AccuEQ Room Calibration, a system for balancing your speakers so that they will deliver the best possible sound quality!
(BTW, there is no cassette tape input/output, but you could use the VCR/DVR input/output for that.)
Denon AVR-3313CI Networking Home Theater Receiver - 7.2 channel AV Receiver / 125 Watts per Channel
In addition to having a phono input, this has the latest video technology too. This receiver has circuitry to upgrade all video signals to 4K. 4K Video is super high definition (more pixels than 1080p) and it is the newest technology for video display. This means that this receiver is ideal for the new TVs coming out with 4K resolution. 4K TVs are expected to launch in 2013. If you get a receiver that's compatible with this latest technology, then you will be prepared for these tech advancements and won't be looking at buying a new receiver for a long time.
HT & Audyssey LFC
DTS Neo:X (9.1 ch), Audyssey Sub E
Audyssey MultEQ XT32, Audyssey Sub EQ HT & Audyssey LFC
Three HDMI outputs with multi-zone distribution and InstaPrevue technology
Networking with AirPlay, Pandora, Spotify, & SiriusXM Internet Radio
Marantz SR7007 Home Theater AV Receiver - 7.2 Channels ~ 125W / 165W
Features that distinguish this receiver from others:
Ethernet port for connecting to a network
Apple's AirPlay Wireless Streaming
Internet Radio (vTuner / Pandora / Sirius XM)
DLNA 1.5 for PC Music & Photo Streaming
Multi-Room Audio - 3 Sources / 3 Zones
Looking for a 5.1 or 7.1 Home Theater Receiver with Phono Input? - Here's another option!
It's hard to find a 5.1 or 7.1 home theater receiver with a phono input. Instead of looking for this feature, you could buy any receiver you want, and then buy a separate phono pre-amp like this one. It can hook into any RCA input on any receiver, so you don't need your receiver to have a phono feature.
This little Behringer Phono Preamp has great reviews, and for about $25 it will "bring your vinyl to life!"
Onkyo TX-8050 Network Stereo Receiver - Under $300 Receiver with Dedicated Phono Input
This is a low cost stereo receiver with a phono input, along with many other features! It has a built in AM/FM tuner. You can also use the optical ports to connect digital signals to it (from you CD, PC, etc). With so many inputs, it will support both older and newer equipment!
This is a "network" receiver, meaning that it can connect to your network and stream radio! It doesn't have built-in wifi, but you can buy a Onkyo wifi adaptor for this.
Modern Yamaha Stereo Amplifier with Phono Input - Connect your turntable directly to this Yamaha Amplifier!
If you are looking for a great sounding stereo amplifier with a dedicated phono input, this is one to consider. It has great reviews. Customers comment that it's perfect for a 2.1 entry level audiophile sound system, that it's a super amp, amazing for the price, and more.
This stereo amp can connect two two pairs of speakers and a subwoofer. It has inputs for phono, cassette tape, CD, tuner, and a input for an iphone/ipod dock. It can stream music via bluetooth from your comptuer, phone, or other bluetooth portable device.
Close-up of phono input on Yamaha A-S500
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