The Built-in Preamp Gets You Up and Spinning
Many of today's AV receivers and integrated amps lack a phono input, which makes it a little more complicated to add a turntable to your system. Marantz simplifies your life with the TT42P, a special version of the TT42 turntable with a built-in phono preamp. The TT42P does not require a dedicated phono input, allowing you to simply plug it into any line level audio input. The turntable comes ready-to-play with a pre-installed cartridge, so you'll be spinning records moments after unboxing.
Combining classic turntable design with modern audio technologies, the Marantz TT42P turntable plays back your vinyl collection with impressive audio quality. This turntable features a fully automatic mechanism that plays records with a touch of a button. A low-coloration tone arm, DC servo motor, and belt drive ensure pristine, interference-free playback.
"It Could Be the Perfect Solution"
"The Marantz TT42 may be a very basic turntable, but that doesn't mean it isn't a good one," reports Tom Andry in his Audioholics.com review for February 9, 2012 of the TT42, which is identical to the TT42P but lacks the built-in preamp. According to Tom, for people who are interested in vinyl and "are wondering what the fuss is all about, it could be the perfect solution."
Vinyl Record Playing with Modern Convenience
Vinyl record sales have been enjoying a resurgence in recent years. Fueled by the fact that many treasured albums have never been issued in digital format, and with newer artists continuing to release music on vinyl, turntables are popping up in living rooms all over the world.
The Marantz TT42P combines old school record playing with convenient, high-performance features. The turntable is fully automatic: with a push of the 'play"' button, the tone arm precisely lifts itself onto the record groove, saving you the trouble of having to manually position the stylus. Once playback has concluded, the tone arm safely returns to its resting position without scuffing your record.
A Quality Mechanism for High-Fidelity Playback
The TT42P is outfitted with a low-coloration tone arm that resists resonance for a clear, balanced sound. A high quality, moving magnet cartridge is preset at the factory for proper tracking and smooth response. In addition, the turntable's DC servo belt drive keeps the motor running at a constant speed for optimum performance. The TT42P is designed to produce a stunning, nuanced, and distortion-free audio performance.
The Marantz TT42P Turntable comes complete with a clear plastic dust cover and is backed by a three-year limited warranty from Marantz.
"The Marantz TT42 may be a very basic turntable, but that doesn't mean it isn't a good one. While it doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the high-priced offerings, it also doesn't have the price tag. At $330, you can have a brand new, high-performance, turntable for exploring your old LPs and some of the new ones that are being released. It is a bit to expensive to be an impulse buy but, for those that are wondering what the fuss is all about, it could be the perfect solution."
- Tom Andry, Audioholics.com, February 9, 2012 (reviewing the TT42, which is identical to the TT42P but lacks the built-in phono preamp)