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Ive bought a record deck but my hi fi has no phono input can anything be done

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    A very speedy and helpful answer Thank you

  • Malcolm White Nov 04, 2008

    Further to my last comment.I found a preamp on ebay only £10 works beautifully.Thank you very much for your help.

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You will need to find a booster for it if it is a low level record player. Many new ones can plug right into the "AUX" or "TAPE" input of a stereo. The older ones would require a booster amp to be able to hear it on one of those inputs. You can go ahead and try it, it will not hurt the stereo to see if it will work or not. After you plug it into the stereo, if you can barely hear anything with the volume really loud, you need a pre-amp booster for the record player. You may need to look on ebay for one, I do not know of anyplace that sells them anymore.

I hope this helps,
Dave

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