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Which cables do I need to connect my turntables to the mixer?

I recently moved house and my cables have got lost somewhere a long the way. What is the name of the cables I require? If I remember correctly the grounding wire was attached to red and white cables. Rca cables? when i look online I can't seem to find any with grounding wires attached? does this matter or can I just use separate grounding cables?

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No matter the unit, make sure you have it plugged into the PHONO INPUT connection on the rear. If your receiver/amp does not have this, then you will need a PHONO PRE-AMP - The turntable connects to the PHONO PRE-AMP, and the PRE-AMP connects to the LINE IN or AUX IN of your receiver.

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There is no easy way to see which one of these is the culprit, it's just a matter of elimination.

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