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I just purchased a L-A55 turntable. When I connected it I get very little volume. I max out the volume on the stereo and can hear it but not at a loud volume. Could this be the stylus? or maybe the phono cord is bad? I know this is an old unit but the shops want $50 just to bring it in.

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Hi...I just picked up an L-A55 secondhand myself. To get the volume up to line level, you'll need to get a pre-amplifier. The one I ordered from Radio Shack just arrived today, and it works beautifully. You may also be able to pick up one from a local electronics or audio-video supply house. Here's the link to the pre-amp I bought.

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