Solution for connecting 1 set of speakers to TV, DAC and Turntable

crazyeyecortes

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Hi there, I've seen similar posts but none with a turntable (sorry if this is a repeat question) - I am very new to this so forgive any oversight, your help would be SO appreciated!

Here's what I need to do:
Connect 2 NHTPro M-00 Speakers (each has a single phono hole, as well as a TRS hole, so I need to split L and R cords) to the following items
- TV
- DAC
- Audio Technica USB Turntable (has built in preamp)
- Amplifier - I do not have one yet and am trying to figure out if I can use the Amp to connect all three items to the speakers, so far the ones I've seen online have L and R input holes, as well as either speaker wire connectors which I can't use with my speaker connectors or a set of negative and positive outputs...
Any recommendations as far as Amps?
Will the Amp successfully join all three DAC, turntable, TV to my speakers? If not, do I need some sort of switch?

In my limited knowledge I was imagining I might be able to use an amp to plug the turn table into (no volume controls on my turntable or speakers) then connect speakers, tv and dac - bud does the dac need its own speakers since its kind of an amp already?

I am so sorry if this is hard to read for you audiophiles out there... please let me know if I left anything out - thanks for any help you can provide :D
 
Since your speaker are self powered you don't have any use for an amp or receiver. You need an input selector and a volume control (this could be passive or active). This is essentially what a preamplifer does. If you can find a used one cheap that would work and might have a better phono preamp than the one in the turntable. Other wise you can use these:
http://www.amazon.com/PAC-LC-1-Remote-Amplifier-Controller/dp/B0002J226O
and
http://www.showmecables.com/product/4-way-audio-video-input-selector-switch.aspx?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cse&utm_campaign=47-200-010&zmam=49733141&zmac=5&zmas=1&zmap=47-200-010&gclid=CIyg1Jb68MECFfTm7AodrR8AMw
 

kanewolf

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Usually what you want to do is handled by a pre-amp. It usually handles input switching, volume control, etc. If you find one with a phono input you won't need a separate phono amp. Since you don't have an amp, a receiver would combine the amp and pre-amp.
 

crazyeyecortes

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Thanks for your response Kanewolf - so this turntable has a pre-amp already built in, so are you recommending I purchase a receiver to handle the switching between inputs? If so, any recommendations?
 

kanewolf

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The turntable has a pre-amp which just makes it equal to all other line-level devices (DVD, TV, etc). That means you don't need to find a receiver that has turntable support. There aren't many (if any) any more.

What type budget do you have (including what you would have spent on an amp)?

The Sony receiver I had a long time ago was pretty good, but I haven't purchased anything in quite a while.
 
Since your speaker are self powered you don't have any use for an amp or receiver. You need an input selector and a volume control (this could be passive or active). This is essentially what a preamplifer does. If you can find a used one cheap that would work and might have a better phono preamp than the one in the turntable. Other wise you can use these:
http://www.amazon.com/PAC-LC-1-Remote-Amplifier-Controller/dp/B0002J226O
and
http://www.showmecables.com/product/4-way-audio-video-input-selector-switch.aspx?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cse&utm_campaign=47-200-010&zmam=49733141&zmac=5&zmas=1&zmap=47-200-010&gclid=CIyg1Jb68MECFfTm7AodrR8AMw
 
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