Audio -Technica's AT -PEQ3 Phono Preamplifier Enables a Turntable to be Used with a Variety of Audio Components

The Audio-Technica AT-PEQ3 phono preamplifier enables a turntable to be connected to any audio component with a line-level input.

STOW, OH, February 9, 2009 - The Audio -Technica AT -PEQ3 phono preamplifier enables a turntable to be connected to any audio component with a line -level input, including audio/video receivers, powered speakers, computers, audio mixers and recording units.

Crystal Griffith, Audio -Technica Consumer Marketing Manager, explained, "A line -level input is the type of input used in most consumer audio equipment. However, the phono -level output from a turntable cannot be connected directly to a line -level input. Most audio components don't have a phono input, and conversely, many older turntables do not have a built -in phono preamp."

Griffith continued, "Vinyl is enjoying a renaissance, and more and more people want to listen to records, whether they're new to the format or just want to connect their old turntable again. The AT -PEQ3 is a high -quality solution that makes this possible for all turntable enthusiasts."

The AT -PEQ3 preamplifier accepts the signal from a turntable and converts it to a line -level signal by applying an equalization curve and boosting the signal. When a record is cut, the low frequencies are reduced and the high frequencies are boosted; this is known as RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) equalization. This equalization (EQ) improves sound quality and permits longer playing times. The AT -PEQ3 provides the compensating RIAA playback EQ and the amplification needed to connect a turntable to line -level devices.

The AT -PEQ3 is designed for use with moving -magnet (MM) type phono cartridges, not for use with moving -coil (MC) type cartridges. It utilizes high -quality audio integrated circuits and internal parts for outstanding signal purity and low -noise operation. The AT -PEQ3 features gold -plated RCA input and output connectors and has a compact (2.75" wide x 1.18" high x 3.6" deep), all -metal enclosure for durability and isolation from radio frequency interference (RFI). It is supplied with a power adapter and a 1 -meter RCA interconnect.

The Audio -Technica AT -PEQ3 phono preamplifier is available at a suggested retail price of $119.00.

Celebrating 47 years of audio excellence, Audio -Technica is renowned worldwide for a broad range of consumer and professional audio products, including high -performance headphones, microphones, wireless systems, turntables and phono cartridges. Winner of numerous industry awards, Audio -Technica designs and manufactures products that set quality, durability and price/performance standards for major concert tours, broadcast and recording studios, corporate and government facilities, theaters, house -of -worship venues, and consumer applications. Learn more at

- For more information on the complete range of Audio -Technica products, contact Karen Emerson, Audio -Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, OH 44224. Tel: (330) 686 -2600; Fax: (330) 688 -3752; Web:

- For further information regarding product availability and pricing in the United Kingdom, please contact Denise Burnage (dburnage@audio; in Germany, please contact Anja Groth (a.groth@audio; in the rest of Europe, please contact Evangeline Pirot (epirot@audio -technica

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