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Phono input Help an old school guy plug his phonograph player into the str-de545. Should I use the aux input? Thanks Hapski

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Re: phono input

I am not really familar with this receiver but almost all phonograph must go into a phono in. Due to the fact that a phonograph does not have whats called a pre amplifier. generally the receivers have a phono in and that input has an more sensitive amplifier cicuit in the input. That is why if you plug it in to something else unless it has a preamplifier the sound will be real soft. I think Radio Shack sells a amplifier you plug the Phonograph into one side and the other side into the receiver then you can use any input you choose.

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I'm considering this model,it has a 30 day warranty.Does it have terminals for 2 pairs of speakers and how many external devices can be hooked up?Thanks.

Looks like the inputs are as follows: Tape 1, Tape 2, Aux/video, CD, Phono, Tuner. So, 4 line level inputs and a phonograph input.

It only supports 1 set of speakers.

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1. the manual date is 1999 if that tells you anything
2. It has a native Phono Preamp for that old-school turntable
3. CD Burner: yes. Attach it in the Tape Loop and optical digital input for playback.

The CD recorder should also have digital input(s) so you can can capture digital audio from a variety of sources.

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Depends on the record player (turntable). If it's old-school it will need a PHONO preamplifier to raise the level and frequency-balance the output according to the RIAA curve. Otherwise it will be uselessly low in volume and tinny sounding.

Phono preamps are available at a lot of electronics stores online. Google it. If you have an old school receiver with a PHONO function you could use IT for the TT and send its output to the Denon.

If it's a newer TT it may have its own internal (selectable) preamp. Then it would drive any standard Line Level audio input.

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Sansui 2000x Phone 1 and 2 inputs produce garbled sounds.

I imagine everything is also VERY LOUD.

Only a Phono (old school turntable) should be plugged into the Phono inputs. It contains a preamp for the tiny signal provided by a Phono cartridge, plus is alters the frequency response drastically to compensate for the RIAA curve applied when they cut the record from tape.

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No input selection for phonograph. can i not play a turn-table through this thing?

Hello sir hi, good day. Phonograph are becomming obselete these days, and most electronics manufacturers now omit the phono input.

You can use your phonograph but you may need to buy a separate phono preamp or audio mixer to be fed on any line in input such as auxiliary or CD in.

If I miss anything feel free to ask again, = )

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Can I add a phono player to this receiver? I have the manual for this receiver and think I need to hook it up to AUX, is that right?

Yes, you can hook it to AUX, it is really doesn't make much difference if you hook it to CD in or TAPE in or AUX, just press corresponding button in the front :)

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When I hook up the RCA cables from the Phono to minimal volume

PHONO requires a phono-equipped receiver, which the STR-DE598 appears to NOT be. AUX will not work because it requires Line Level inout. Traditional old-school turntables put out a very tiny drastically-altered signal which needs preamplification to raise it and flatten it out for use by downstream circuitry. THAT is the job of the PHONO section in a preamp or receiver. You need to find a phono preamp or an older receiver to run the TT through. You could slave it to the STR through its AUX then.

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I just turned my DVD player off when my STR-DE545 was still in DVD input mode and it came up LOCKED, maybe the input that you are using is not receiving a signal?

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phono is the only input that uses a low level input (mag) I bet it has something to do with the input processor.

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You will need to purchase small box that converts your phono magnetic cartridge level output to a higher line input level before it goes into the TV input jack. Radio Shack used to sell a small amp for about $20 that was made just for that purpose and was called a stereo pre-amplifier and was model number SPA-50 and it plugged into the standard wall outlet to get power. Back in the "old" days when phono magnetic cartridges first became popular some of the older home stereos had only the ceramic phono style inputs (or an aux. input) which were about the same input level as a tape input or aux. input (or TV input) and so you would have to use one of these adapters to boost the newer magnetic cartridge signal up to the same level as a ceramic cartridge in order to use a new style of phono. This will fix your problem if you can find one at Radio Shack or some other place, perhaps on the internet. Hope this helps you.

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