Carver CT-7 as a turntable preamp with a receiver
I think I have a simple question. I just bought a Rega RP1. I may hook it up to my old Hafler amp via my old CT-7 and I know how to do that. However, if I hook it up to my Pioneer Receiver, which does not have a phono line in, I guess there are several possibilities. I hook up the Rega using the phono inputs on the Carver CT-7. Then I either:
1. Connect the CT-7 preamp RCA outs to one of the rcvr CD inputs. Then I have two volume controls in serial - makes me nervous!
2. I run the CT-7 tape 1 RCA outs to one of the rcvr CD inputs.
#2 seems best, but is there a better way? Appreciate any and all advice. I am not buying a separate phono preamp at this time, as I think the Carver's phono stage is pretty good and I want to give it a try first.