Re: Phono Preamp as Line-Out Amp for Speaker

On 2006-11-18, Serious Machining <whatelse@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Will a phono preamp work for boosting the line-out signal from a
computer sound card to that of 'speaker level' for running a set of
small non-amplified stereo speakers ?

No. preamps will only boost to line level, and mangle the
signal somewhat for RIAA equalisation.

The speakers do sound reasonably well at the line-out level,
their volume is just somewhat low, even at the maximum 'on-screen'

you'll need an amplifier, unless you have one sitting in the shed,
amplified speakers are probably your cheapest option.