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NAD PP-2

Phono preamplifier

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Item # 745PP2

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Overview

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A lot of receivers and amplifiers these days lack the phonograph input you need to hook up your turntable. And when manufacturers do include one, they sometimes use low-cost, low-performance circuitry that yields thin, lifeless results. NAD's clean, simple PP-2 phono preamp takes advantage of high-quality, close-tolerance parts to give you the warm, richly detailed sound that vinyl is famous for, at a bargain price.

A lot of receivers and amplifiers these days lack the phonograph input you need to hook up your turntable. And when manufacturers do include one, they sometimes use low-cost, low-performance circuitry that yields thin, lifeless results. NAD's clean, simple PP-2 phono preamp takes advantage of high-quality, close-tolerance parts to give you the warm, richly detailed sound that vinyl is famous for, at a bargain price.

This preamp offers inputs for both moving magnet and moving coil cartridges to ensure proper matching with virtually any turntable and cartridge combination.

works great, easy to use, love NAD stuff now I can use my 30 year old turntable again

brown5, Kansas

What's in the Box:

  • Phono preamplifier
  • AC adapter with attached 6' output cord (24 VDC/100 mA)
  • Warranty information
  • Instructions and specifications on box

Product Highlights:

  • compatible with moving magnet and moving coil phono cartridges
  • external power supply for reduced noise and interference
  • gold-plated input and output jacks for solid, corrosion-free connections
  • LED power indicator
  • signal-to-noise ratio: 80dB (MM), 78dB (MC)
  • rated distortion (THD 20-20,000 Hz): 0.03%
  • RIAA response accuracy: +/- 0.3dB
  • 5-3/8"W x 1-15/16"H x 3-1/16"D
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

NAD PP-2 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(5 Reviews)

Easy Install & Great Sound

Brian C from Pennsylvania on 9/17/2011

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This product is an inexpensive alternative to get your old record player up and running again. It was a super easy install and the sound quality is great, actually, better than expected! I really recommend this item if your not looking to upgrade your entire receiver just to play vinyl. The price point was good also.

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brown5 from Kansas on 6/15/2011

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works great, easy to use, love NAD stuff now I can use my 30 year old turntable again

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JRV from Denver on 3/15/2011

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Simply plug in and use with good results. Different sound than typical NAD phono preamp, a bit brighter. Good bang for the buck.

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Works like a champ

ClydeR from Midland TX on 2/10/2011

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Amplfier works perfectly as promised...excellent sound quality. Only minor downside is there is no on-off switch.

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Larry from Windsor, CO on 1/25/2011

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It is getting harder and harder to find equipment that allows you to integrate your old turntable into today's latest electronics, however this preamp seems to fill this niche. I had a whole house entertainment system install when I built my new house, which included a music server that now has all my cd's loaded on it, but there were no inputs for a turntable. I was told the best way to make it work was to us an old receiver as the preamp which worked but was a little awkward, however with this preamp I no longer need the extra receiver. Sounds and works great, my only complaint is there is no way to control the strength of the signal to the whole house system.

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Features

RIAA EQ: The built-in passive equalizer curve follows the RIAA standard within 0.3 dB.

Cartridge: The PP-2 accepts inputs from either moving magnet (MM) or moving coil (MC) cartridges. On the rear panel there are separate RCA inputs for MM and MC, and a switch to choose which you are using.

Ground: A post on the rear panel provides easy grounding for your turntable.

Specifications:

  • Input Impedance:
    • MM: 47 kΩ + 200 pF
    • MC: 100 Ω + 180 pF
  • Gain:
    • MM: 34 dB
    • MC: 56 dB
  • Input Sensitivity: @ 200 mV output
    • MM: 2.5 mV
    • MC: 0.3 mV
  • S/N:
    • MM: 80 dB (A-weighted with cartridge connected)
    • MC: 78 dB (A-weighted with cartridge connected)
  • Input Overload: (20 Hz/1 kHz/20 kHz)
    • MM: 10/102/950 mV
    • MC: 0.8/9/84 mV
  • THD: 0.03% (20 Hz-20 kHz)
  • RIAA Response Accuracy: +/-0.3 dB

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