Hey there everybody...other than my very basic knowledge of cleaning equipment, and a love of vinyl, I have very little idea about most everything else that is on the technical side of the ledger. I was going to search the internet and look at some youtube clips, but thought that stereonet is a better resource fro finding out specific information. And, every interaction I have had thus far has been overwhelmingly positive because it seems everybody is genuinly here to help.
What I am wondering/asking is if I can use the Sansui AU 317 as a pre-amp for the Rotel Ra985bx - or should it be the other way around. Is it possible? If so, how would you connect them? Is that the best way to go i.e should the Rotel be the pre-amp? I did notice that there is a forum post about restoring/renovating/servicing the Sansui, which is the first thing I will have to do. Having given it a good run, I can see the potential but it is not sounding great. Definitely needs some tlc. I have opened her up and had a good look, and everything is in tact without any noticeable corrosion or damage, but the sound is rather murky, esp when the turntable is used. So, it needs a service before it gets used again.
I guess the most important questions is does the Sansui lend itself to be used as a pre-amp (or vice versa) in my particular case?
Cheers, thanks for looking everybody. Looking forward to (hopefully) some replies.