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NAD PP 2i
Our take on the NAD PP 2i by Crutchfield's Dave Bar
Bring your vinyl collection to life
This preamp offers inputs for both moving magnet and moving coil cartridges, to ensure proper matching with virtually any turntable and cartridge combination.
Simple to install, works exactly as described. Very Satisfied.
western geezer, marin, ca
What's in the Box:
- Phono preamplifier
- AC power adapter (with attached 6' DC cord)
- Warranty Card
- compatible with moving magnet and moving coil phono cartridges
- high-efficiency external power supply for reduced noise, interference, and power consumption
- 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 1-7/8"H x 3-9/16"D
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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RIAA EQ: The built-in passive equalizer curve follows the RIAA standard within +/- 0.3 dB.
MM/MC Phono Stage: The NAD PP-2i phono preamplifier accepts inputs from either moving magnet (MM) or moving coil (MC) cartridges.
RCA Inputs: On the rear panel there are separate RCA inputs for MM and MC, and a switch to choose which you are using.
RCA Output: A rear panel stereo RCA output is used for connecting the phono preamp to your home stereo receiver.
Ground: A post on the rear panel provides easy grounding for your turntable.
External Power Supply: The NAD PP-2i operates off of standard household current (120V AC, 60Hz) using the supplied AC power adapter (24V DC, 100mA). The external power adapter is separate from the phono preamp to further improve sound quality.
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Works fine using any of the Auxiliary Inputs. [ TIMOTHY Mar 04, 2014 ]
bob: you can use just about any of receiver's "line level inputs." Simplest would be the an input usually labeled "AUX." You can also use a CD or video input, as long as they have two RCA type input jacks. Look for a white and a red color coded input jack -- the video input may also have a yellow colored input jack, but that is for the video signal, so ignore that. The RCA phono plugs from your turntable go into the input jacksof the NAD, either for a moving coil (MC) or moving magnet (MM) type cartridge -- don't forget to set the little slide switch on the back to either MM or MC. The ground wire from the turntable (if it has one) goes under the ground thumb screw. Then connect your cable from the phono preamp to one of the unused line level inputs on your receiver and you should be ready to spin some vinyl. [ Steven Mar 04, 2014 ]
I used the "aux" inputs on my NAD receiver. [ Timothy Mar 04, 2014 ]
As this is a powered preamp I found that I could connect it to any RCA connection on the receiver. If your receiver has a Phono RCA go for that. If not any RCA will do. [ GREGORY R Mar 04, 2014 ]
Bob, These are designed to put an analog source (Turntable) into a digital only receiver or pre amp. Your turntable's analog signal goes in one side of the box and comes out the other side of the box, converted to digital. A / D So now you can plug it into any input on your receiver that expects a digital input. Any RCA input will do. So Aux 1, 2, or 3 CD, MP, etc. [ GLENN Mar 04, 2014 ]
If your receiver has assignable analog inputs you can assign to any input - if not you will probably have some sort of aux analog input which can be used as well. [ ROBERT Mar 04, 2014 ]