Active loudspeakers – how to square them with vinyl playback? For the KEF LS50W, we connect the twin RCA (single-ended) output of a phono stage to the twin RCA input of the master speaker. I’m using a NuWave Phono Converter from PS Audio.
Those concerned about the LS50W converting the incoming analogue signal to digital upon arrival should consider that: 1) the KEF active loudspeaker’s AD-DA internals readily communicate any upstream changes to the phono stage and/or the cartridge pick-up (and/or DAC!); 2) the majority of new release vinyl records found at your local HMV/Amoeba/FNAC/Tesco were pressed from hi-res digital files, dispensing with any misty-eyed notions that listening to records is – or should be – an all-analogue pursuit.… Read the full article