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How can I hook up an analog turntable to AVR 120

I am getting back into vinyl and would like to hok up my turntable to my HK AVR 120. no inputs for phono - what can I use? none of them seem to work but I am not 100% my turntable works

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SOURCE: harmon kardon avr 25 II

hey i also had this problem, i don't know the name of these but they are basically plugs that you have to block output from the front rear and center speakers of the white/red cables... sry for bad description but its on the left side when looking at the back of the receiver, while all of the other speaker wires should be hooked up to the right with the twisting knobs... it took me forever to find this out but yeah it was a simple fix

Posted on Oct 30, 2007

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yeah actually the prein jumpers were the problem...they had worn out....one of those "could have kicked myself" things....thanks for the help tho

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yea try use in a monster power strip it clears al of that up it is picking up noise from all the wires

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SOURCE: HK avr-25 - everything seems to work except sound

Check the speaker 1/2 buttons that turn the speakers on and off, they have a habit of getting corroded. Click them in and out about 20 times each.

Play with the balance knob, run it side to side about 20 times. Turn the unit off and do the same with the volume knob.

Ensure mute is off.

Check that the tape monitor is off.

Check that you are on the correct input.

I cannot remember if the MK2 had pre-out to main-in bridges on the back, if it does make sure they are pluged in all the way.

Let me know if this helps,

Cheers,

Kevin

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SOURCE: My Harman Kardon AVR 254 is not responding. None

I am having the same problems with my AVR 254, did you find a solution?

Thanks

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