We have a 1970 vintage Garrard turntable (Synchro-Lab 72B) which worked fine with our old receiver. We had to replace the receiver and have a Yamaha HTR-5830 AV receiver. We realize it's not high end. Our old one was Scott. However, we were told we just needed a pre-amp and it would work. We have tried three and no luck. We really want this to work. IF we need a pre-amp, which one, where and what are the specs we need. The ones we tried don't even tell you the range or whatever. Getting kind of confused over this. Don't want to just dumpt the turntable. We have an extensive record collection.
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The problem is the fact that the new receiver has no phono input. The phono input has an extra stage of amplification built in. Your receiver is working fine. You need to purchase a phono pre-amp. These run around $20. Connect the turntable to the preamp and the presmp output to any line level input on your new receiver and everything will work as expected.
There are a couple of things that need to be done here and there is no guarantee that the unit will work, but I have been successful in the past.
First remove the platter and clean all of the grease out of the unit. With all of hte grease removed, replace the platter and make sure that it turns freely. Regrease the unit one all of the old is removed. Next you will need to clean and treat the rubber drive wheel.
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, set the Pre-amp Selector Switch to the “ON” position and connect the turntable’s output cables to the AUX or other high-level input on the amplifier (described later).
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
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
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.