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Preamp seems to only play bass range

I found an at-pl50 turntable outside my apartment. The needle recently broke on a low-end sony turntable I had and it didn't seem worth it to replace the cartridge. I plugged in the audio-technica and the belt drive works well, as does the arm movement, plus it has a working needle. The only problem is coming from the audio output. It seems to only send bass signals from the preamp, because when I turn it off, it sends no signal, but with it on it plays heavy bass and no mid or high range. I don't know if there is any way to fix this, but if there is, I am willing to try, as the turntable cost me nothing.

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