Question about Audio Shelf Systems
I recently got an old Technics turntable, which is totally sweet, but it doesn't work that well. When I connect it to my receiver the sound is very, very low. I have to max out the volume on the receiver to hear anything, but when I do that I hear this sharp, electric buzz, which is probably not a good thing. It sounds like when a cable is loose, or like sometimes when you plug in a cable halfway into something.
Could this be due to old cables or maybe a difference between modern electric sources and the old ones or something? I'm pretty new to everything Hi-Fi.. This thing is probably 30 years old or something.
Sounds like the input to your hifi is a line level input.to use an old turntable you need a phono pre amp to make it work.try maplins or a local independent hifi shop.
Posted on Jan 22, 2010
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A traditional turntable requires a Phono preamp inline with it to PRE amplify and frequency-balance the minute signal produced by it's cartridge for later amplification by a power amp. Most stereo receivers and preamps have Phono connections and internal preamplification strictly for that purpose.
Recent AV Receivers generally do not.
The result would be very low, tinny sound.
If so, you need to get an external Phono Preamplifier.
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