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Volume is low on my turntable

I just hooked up my turntable and everything is attached correctly but the sound is really low even with my stereo volume maxed out. How can i fix this?

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You have to amplify the output from your turntable output to the input of your amplifier. To do this you can buy what is known as a pre-amp. Radio shack probably still sells them.
Be sure to ground your turntable to your amplifier and not the pre-amp. This should stop any hum or at least diminish it. Bear in mind that your records will not sound as loud as your CD's. Hope this helps.

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