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Little and poor quality sound from turntable

I replaced the stylus on saturday hoping I would be able to resolve my problem. I have also replaced the cables connecting to receiver. I have the connection to the AUX input. I have to turn the volume to max to hear and quality is tinny.

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Turntables do not produce "line level" audio which is what is required for input into the AUX on the receiver. If you do not have a phono input on the receiver, you must purchase a phono pre-amp. These are readily available for about $20. This will boost the output of the turntable to line level so you can use the AUX input on your receiver. That will resolve the problem.


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