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Plugged my pioneer pl 550 into a sony preamp that does not have a phono input. Plugged into CD and it sounds airy and weak. Other components work fine.Ordered a new cartridge, do I need an older pream

The sony preamp is too new to have a phono plug in. Would plugging the turntable in to the CD input cause the sound problem?

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If the new receiver doesnt have a specific input in back labeled "phono" , You WILL need a preamp for the phono. Then plug the preamp into the AUX or other available input

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I assume you mean the sony dosen't have a phono input? Then all you need is a Magnetic Cartridge Pre-amp. Your turntable plugs into this and the pre-amp goes into a spare aux on the Sony. Just do a search for the Pre-amp on google by putting in "Magnetic Cartridge Pre-amp".

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SOURCE: hello i have a pioneer pl-300 turntable. i bought

if its skipping ahead Almost like the needle is just gliding across the Record. It means your needle is bent, dirty or broken, Take it off and look at it closely.

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