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TURNTABLE PROBLEM I HAVE AN AUDIO-TECHNICA TURNTABLE AT-PL120 WITH A BUILT IN PRE-AMP. MY TEAC AG-V 1050 HAS THE PHONO INPUT. FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS I CAN ONLY GET MINIMAL VOLUME FROM THE RECEIVER. TURNTABLE HAS A PHONO OUT OR LINE OUT SWITCH WHICH I USED THE PHONO OUT. RUNNING THE TURNTABLE WITH THE LINE OUT THROUGH AN AUX I GET THE SAME RESULTS. VOLUME IS ON A QUARTER OF WHAT IT SHOULD BE WITH VOLUME CONTROL TURNED ALL THE WAY UP. I'M STUMPED.

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  • Timothy Matthews Jul 13, 2007

    OK, tried all of that and still the results are the same. I can plug it into every input I have and pretty much get the same result. The difference between the cartridges make sense as I do see a smaller signal coming out. The troubleshooter from Audio-Technica wanted me to switch the MM (moveable magnet) on of which I don't have (I think-don't see any thing like that). So now I'm thinking, my receiver is not compatible for a magnetic cartridge Would switching to a ceramic cartridge make a difference? Any help would be appreciated

  • Timothy Matthews Jul 18, 2007

    I think I figured out the problem. I had narrowed it down to either the pre-amp or the needle/cartridge and after taking the cartirdge unit off and inspecting it with a magnifyinh glass I found the needle to be broken, actually bent causing the needle not to track correctly, thereby reducing the output. I straightened out the needle the best I could and noticed a definite improvment immediatley. My next step is to replace this needle with a replacement. Any suggestions of a decent cartridge or should I stick with the same needle/cartridge which is a ATP-2.

  • Timothy Matthews Jul 18, 2007

    Thanks to all that helped on this problem. This was an eye-opening experience for me. Never thought a needle would make the difference.

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You have a VERY nice turntable! TWO quick questions: 1) How do you define "minimal" volume? It is not NECESSARILY unusual that your turntable / receiver combination will have lower volume than your tuner, CD or DVD player. What happens when you CRANK IT UP?! Don't worry about the position of the volume control! 2)Are you changing the turntables output settings via the switch under the platter? Please post a reply and we'll go to the next step! Note: Ceramic cartridges are pretty much extinct. They were strictly low-end, low-cost, low-fidelity devices used in cheap audio systems of "yesteryear". Have you ever seen a BSR or Garrard turntable? Or your grandad's Magnavox Console Stereo? THAT'S where you'd find a ceramic cartridge!

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  • Mark Michener Jul 18, 2007

    CONGRATULATIONS! That's good news!

    As for a replacement, the simplest (and most cost-effective) thing to do is replace the stylus - assuming one is readily-available. Some are not.

    IF you must replace the entire cartridge, there are many good ones out there. In order to get something of quality that is on par with your turntable, you're going to spend between $70 and $100. My personal recommendation is a SHURE M97 series. The latest rendition is the M97xe, a $140 list that you can buy from Amazon.com for $70 bucks. It is PERFECT for your tonearm, which is not a "low mass" design - NOT a criticism, by the way.

    Do NOT buy a "DJ"-type cartridge, which are designed to enhance bass and/or treble for a "BIG" - but not natural - sound.

    Congrats again!

  • Sue Kay Aug 09, 2018

    Ceramic cartridges aren't extinct. You can buy them still. You mean out of favor with some people.

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Use the line out jacks and then you should be able to go into an aux. in jack on your Teac or a tape in or something like that. If you have a phono input and it is a new amp and new turntable then it is most likely a "magnetic" phono. If either unit is an older style then it is most likely a "ceramic" phono they expect. The magnetic signal is much, much, much smaller of a signal coming from the cartridge then the ceramic signal type. If your turntable has a preamp then switch it to line out setting and then you can use any general input jack (AUX. or TAPE or CD) to input your turntable and not have to figure out which type of phono cartridge you have. I'd hazzard to guess that you have a magnetic cartridge if I had to guess. Good luck.

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