RIAA preamp + Bluetooth?

My daughter & son-in-law have a low-fi 'suitcase' turntable with speakers.

I have some old TT's from the 70's & 80's but they aren't interested/ready.

S-I-L brought home Grandma's Pioneer PL-50L which I have to admit is a step up (from what they had and my grandmother might have had (78 Victrola).

Their other audio system is a pair of Denon HEOS speakers. For some reason the two boxes have different revs. of linking capability (one might be BT and the other WiFi only or both?)

Demon's link seems like a huge step to just get a turntable signal across the room.

I am both intrigued and horrified, the more I read, by the Chinese RIAA preamps with a pair of pentodes and with or without Bluetooth.

There is something appealing about a single box instead of three, especially in their space. The horror comes from the internal random circuitry those boxes may contain.

May need a new stylus or cartridge, so modest mid-fi $ is the bar I'm assuming is acceptable.

Even if I build them something, we're back to a minimum of two extra devices (pre + BT)...then there is waiting for me to complete anything.

I'm in the middle of repairing a NYAL Super-IT but don't want to give it up, and it doesn't have BT either.

Any suggestions a bit better than a Pfanstiehl mint-tin-sized preamp & random BT dongle?

Or endorsements of available items that seem too cheap to believe functional?

Thank you.

Interesting...this forum demands punctuation to skip a line, on my phone anyway.

Murray
 

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My daughter & son-in-law have a low-fi 'suitcase' turntable with speakers.

I have some old TT's from the 70's & 80's but they aren't interested/ready.

S-I-L brought home Grandma's Pioneer PL-50L which I have to admit is a step up (from what they had and my grandmother might have had (78 Victrola).

Their other audio system is a pair of Denon HEOS speakers. For some reason the two boxes have different revs. of linking capability (one might be BT and the other WiFi only or both?)

Demon's link seems like a huge step to just get a turntable signal across the room.

I am both intrigued and horrified, the more I read, by the Chinese RIAA preamps with a pair of pentodes and with or without Bluetooth.

There is something appealing about a single box instead of three, especially in their space. The horror comes from the internal random circuitry those boxes may contain.

May need a new stylus or cartridge, so modest mid-fi $ is the bar I'm assuming is acceptable.

Even if I build them something, we're back to a minimum of two extra devices (pre + BT)...then there is waiting for me to complete anything.

I'm in the middle of repairing a NYAL Super-IT but don't want to give it up, and it doesn't have BT either.

Any suggestions a bit better than a Pfanstiehl mint-tin-sized preamp & random BT dongle?

Or endorsements of available items that seem too cheap to believe functional?

Thank you.

Interesting...this forum demands punctuation to skip a line, on my phone anyway.

Murray
I don't know the overall budget but here's an entry level ProJect phono stage that'll transmit to a bluetooth receiver. I have no experience with it, but it seems it could solve the problem in one box?

 
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