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ART DeeJay Pre

DeeJay Pre

Phono preamp with RIAA EQ in a rugged metal case

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ARTcessories - a full line of clever, affordable processing tools for live sound, stage, and studio. The ARTcessories line is designed to deliver solutions for a number of audio needs - like having phantom power, having one or two more mixing channels, testing cables, headphone processing, preamplification for microphones and turntables, and many more real-world applications. With their affordable prices and simple design, the new line of ARTcessories will satisfy the needs of working musicians and sound engineers everywhere.

Vinyl records have three basic problems:

1. It is physically impossible to press them with ridges that end up allowing
low frequencies to come out at the same reproduction level as mid and
high frequencies. Bass compensation is therefore needed during playback .
2. Records produce a certain amount of hiss which is covered up in post-production by boosting the gain of the high frequencies before pressing. Counter-EQing during playback compensates for this.
3. Magnetic cartridges produce a weak signal, which must be boosted to match
the rest of the amplification, and this too is done during playback.

In the mid-1950s, the Recording Industry Association of America established compensation standards. The resulting RIAA preamp has been built into every hi-fi and stereo amplifier with phono or turntable inputs since then. A separate RIAA preamp is necessary when you are connecting a turntable to a mixer that does not have one built in.

The DeeJayPRE features an RIAA-type phono preamp circuit housed in a rugged metal case with full patching facilities for connecting it to a phono turntable and mixer.

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The DeeJayPRE features an RIAA-type phono preamp circuit housed in a rugged metal case with full patching faculties for connecting it to a phono turntable and mixer.

Dual RCA type inputs
Dual RCA type outputs
1/4" stereo output (in case the mixer only has 1/4’ inputs)
Ground terminal
Power: 12V DC (adapter included)
Dimensions : 3.75 x 2.875 x 1.75 inches (95mm x 73mm x 45mm)
Weight: 1lb (454g)


a.) Connect the AC adapter to the 12V DC Power Input on the DeeJayPRE and plug
the other end into a 120V AC power outlet.
b.) Connect the turntable leads to the Input connectors on the DeeJayPRE.
c.) If the turntable has a separate ground wire, attach it to the Ground terminal
on the DeeJayPRE. This is to reduce hum.
d.) Connect the DeeJayPRE’s RCA or 1/4” Outputs to the appropriate inputs on
your mixer.
e.) If the mixer does not have RCA inputs (on any of the channels) a stereo 1/4”
male to dual mono 1/4” male “ Y ”c o rd will be needed. Connect the 1/4” Output
on the DeeJayPRE to a pair of input channels on the mixer via their line inputs.

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