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Technics SD-L3 TURNTABLE

I just hooked up my Technics SD-L3 turntable to my receiver and the sound is very weak. I can turn the volume up all the way and it still sounds like it's on a very low volume. But, when I switch to the CD player or radio,
the volume is back to normal and very loud when I turn it up. I checked all the conections and they all look fine and the volume works fine when I hook up my other turntable. Any ideas what the problem could be? I was thinking of buying a new cartridge or headshell. Please help !!!!!!

Thanks, Brian

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  • boognish64 Oct 15, 2008

    Thanks Guru ! My receiver doesnt have a phono input and yes my other turntable has a built in preamp. Thanks again and now I am off to get a preamp or a receiver with a phono input.



    Brian

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Does your receiver have a dedicated phono input? If not you'll need to use a preamp between the turntable and receiver. Your other turntable may have a preamp built in and the Technics not.

If this does not help, please post the brand and model of both your receiver and your other turntable.

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