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My PL-S40 turntable is working but the sound coming out is very quiet, you have to turn up the stereo very loud to hear it. i have tried it in more than one stereo and the same problem occurs.

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SOURCE: yamaha stereo only works on Pure Direct

It sounds to me like an audio enhancement filter is malfunctioning. The pure direct on / off is a sound filter to alter the sound performance of the receiver. There is a rare possibility that there is something wrong with one of your speakers- causing certain circuits in the receiver to malfunction. A way to check for this is to connect only one speaker and an audio source. test each channel first(without pure direct) by connecting the speaker to a channel and then disconnecting it, and connecting it to a different channel repetedly, until you have gone through all of the channels. If you really wanted to pinpoint such an anomaly, then you would need to do it with every speaker through all of the channels to make cetain that this is not the case. But then again this is not very likely. I would personally just use the mode that seems to work, because something is obviously malfunctioning, or possibly burned out. And repairing it is most likely costly! I hope that you can get something out of my answer! sorry! Good Luck!

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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If the turntable is older model you can only connect it to PHONO input (if amp has one) and make sure earthing cable is connected on Amp

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Well, here is the situation as I understand it. Here is also some theory to help you out.
Your Receiver or Amplifier has a "scale" showing relative volume. Distortion always increases in speakers and amplifiers when you turn them up. If the sound is getting extremely distorted, the Receiver is attempting to operate above it's maximum output. The scale is an average, but because music recordings are often mastered at different levels, "80" may be too much. When an amplifier section of a receiver is over driven, the distortion (which you observed) will damage or burn out your speakers. Most likely the tweeter (high frequency speaker)
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. When people use high powered equipment and initially turn up the sound. After a short time, the mind turns it down. What next happens is the reason professional musicians and sound engineers often have permanent hearing loss after a relatively short time.
What happens is that the listener and often the engineer running the sound board at a concert thinks the sound is not loud enough (when the audience is happy with the level) and turns it up. After turning it up, his mind (and the audiences') turns it down and then he thinks it not loud and then again turns it up. And up. And up. The only reason I'm not deaf is that I discovered this when I was building sound systems as a kid. I also studied about it. So please be careful when you play things loud. Permanent hearing loss starts to occur at the very high frequencies and rolls down from there over a period of time. Hearing loss can start to occur in just a few hours.
at 110 decibels. It doesn't come back. If you understand this, you'll keep your hearing.
I hope this helps,
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If you're certain there is no sound going out of the TT...

Setting the Pre-amp Switch
For increased flexibility of use, this turntable has an internal
stereo phono pre-amplifier. The Pre-amp Selector Switch
is located under the turntable platter, in the rear-center
(Fig. 1). If the system amplifier you are using has a PHONO
input, set the Pre-amp Selector Switch to the “OFF”
position. If your amplifier does not have a PHONO input,
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Turntable operates, but no sound at all
1. The stylus guard is still in place.
2. The tone arm Lift button is pressed in.
3. Amplifier controls set incorrectly: wrong input selected,
tape monitor on, speakers switched off, etc.
4. Check the stylus on phono cartridge for correct placement.
Refer to the instructions for replacing the stylus
on page 5.
Turntable operates, but no sound, or sound not loud
enough
1. If the turntable is connected to an AUX (high-level)
input: The Pre-amp Selector Switch may be set to the
“OFF” position (phono-input level).
2. The input gain of the amplified speaker or similar
device may be too low.
3. The stylus assembly may not be fully seated in the
cartridge body.

You could also isolate the problem to either the TT or the PC by trying the TT on some other sound device like a receiver. Make sure the PreAmp Selector switch is ON and plug the TT into any AUX, CD or TAPE input.

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