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DJM 500 & 2 1200mkIIs -- Very Low Sound With Multiple Speaker Sys

Hi I have 2 technics 1200s and a pioneer djm 500 mixer and i'm having mucho trouble getting the damn things to play above a very quiet amplitude.

Both turntables have recently had some work done and both SEEM fine to me and I was told that they were fine internally by the repair guy.

I bought the DJM 500 for very cheap at an estate sale kinda thing, so it seems like it's probably a problem with the mixer? NO, the TTs play low when plugged directly into my roomates home stereo pioneer receiver.

I am currently using a pair of m-audio BX8a's plugged directly into the mixer via xlr. It's like listening to a tiny cassette tape/radio player from walgreens - there IS sound but with ALL SETTINGS turned all the way up, it's light as hell.

I've also used a single 12 inch powered PA speaker that was the same way, soft...

Effing frustrating! I've been building this stereo for months so i can rok my jams loud as hell and it's doing nothing of the sort....

I have no amp, just the two 1200s a djm 500 and two pretty powerful powered studio monitors, STILL, very low sound.

Any suggestions?


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Looks like the mixers pre amp has failed thus the cheap purchase price, no easy fix, needs a qualified tech to look at it. I would reccomend a qualified Pioneer specialist.

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Are you sure you have your tt's plugged into the phono line with the master booth knob turned up? Check the mixer too cuz the techs should be square.

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