...two phono inputs on the Tempest pre-amp?

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saucyworchester

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...two phono inputs on the Tempest pre-amp?
« on: 28 Mar 2006, 12:38 am »
What is the difference between the two phono inputs on the Tempest pre-amp?

Thanks in advance.

djbnh

...two phono inputs on the Tempest pre-amp?
« Reply #1 on: 28 Mar 2006, 11:30 am »
I don't think there's any difference.

Sonny

phono input on the tempest
« Reply #2 on: 28 Mar 2006, 06:00 pm »
Well, according to Klaus, one is for the MC while the other is for MM.
I found that the difference is the switch, not the inputs.

djbnh

...two phono inputs on the Tempest pre-amp?
« Reply #3 on: 29 Mar 2006, 12:35 am »
Right, the switch changes things to match MM or MC...

saucyworchester

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...two phono inputs on the Tempest pre-amp?
« Reply #4 on: 29 Mar 2006, 01:23 am »
So either input set works and the position of the switch (which is marked on the back) determines whether it is optimized for MM or MC.

Does that mean one could have two phono inputs connected at once and simply match which type was playing at the time with the switch? The second connection would not affect the one in use?

Musky_Don

...two phono inputs on the Tempest pre-amp?
« Reply #5 on: 29 Mar 2006, 02:36 am »
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Does that mean one could have two phono inputs connected at once and simply match which type was playing at the time with the switch? The second connection would not affect the one in use?


I don't think I would ever have two phono sources connected at the same time.  Seems like a bad idea to me, regardless of the pre-amp.  If you really enjoy vinyl, I would suggest the Xtreme Tempest or a separate phono stage.