Question about Sony PS-LX350H Turntable
Hello, My turntable recently started having a problem: It plays the music with very low volume. I can barely hear anything. What's wrong?
If you're used to playing your vinyl through a hi-fi turntable (and not DJ turntables) then you're probably used to your turntable having a built-in amplifier. DJ decks don't have these and if you plug into 'line' it will come out very quiet. Try plugging into 'phono' if you have it, if not you'll need some extra amplification somewhere between the deck and the speakers (a mixer usually takes care of some of this before it goes into the main amp of the system). Hope this helps. Ad
Posted on Aug 14, 2007
You need a new needle or the cartridge needs adjusting
Posted on Feb 27, 2008
Most turntables require a mixer which boosts the turntables sound before you amplify it. I know this because I have a set and when I hooked it directly to my amp, I only got a bit of sound on full blast.I got my hands on a cheap mixer and now my amp is on its lowest setting and working perfect. If you have a mixer and still have the problem it may need to be repaired or replaced.
Posted on Jul 06, 2008
Have you recently change anything in regards to the connection of the unit? For instance, have you connected it to a new receiver or mixer? Or any other changes. Is your unit plugged into the PHONO INPUT on your receiver / mixer? If not, this could be your problem. If you do not have a PHONO INPUT on your unit, you will need a PHONO PRE-AMP to boost the signal of the turntable to a Line/Aux Level input connection.
If you've determined that the cartridge/headshell is seated correctly, and you are indeed conected to the PHONO INPUT of your receiver unit, then the only other issue might be a worn stylus, bad Tonearm, or faulty RCA cables - all of which can go out at any time.
Hope this helps!
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Posted on Nov 23, 2007
Have you moved or disconnected your turntable from it's source (dj mixer / receiver) ? If so, make sure you are plugged into the PHONO INPUT, and not the LINE INPUT - yes there is a difference (that's another article). If it is properly connected, then the problem could be one or a combination of the following: 1) Faulty Tonearm 2) Faulty RCA cables 3) Faulty Cartridge/Stylus Sometimes it's all 3! So you will need to take into a service center for repair. What kind of cartridge are you using? Is it mounted to a headshell, are you using the original Technics headshell? If not, the problem might lie in the connection to your tonearm. Clean out your tonearm contacts (where you connect the headshell/cartridge) with a contact cleaner such as CAIG DEOXIT or similar - DO NOT USE Rubbing Alcohol, unless it is 99.9% Pure Isopropyl. Look inside the tonearm contacts and see if all 4 pins are aligned correclty - they should all be at the same distance and should bounce right back if touched - you can use a safety pin to touch them to see if they bounce right back. If any of them are stuck and do not bounce back, or your tonearm is dirty, then this is more than likely the root of your problem. Hope this helps. - Justin
Posted on Sep 02, 2007
It sounds like your cartridge is not seated right on its connector. Try checking that. If that's not it, there might be a wiring problem. Good luck!
Posted on Aug 06, 2007
I think you know how to plug RCA cable's in so it is not that. I think itsounds like the stylus, cartridge, or wiring to the cartridge. Check the wiring to the cartridge to make sure all the wires are on the pins. It also sounds like an alignment problem.
Posted on Sep 13, 2012
Many modern stereo speakers require an additional external "phono preamp" to properly power the signal. This completely solved my problem.
Check it out.
Posted on Oct 14, 2008
Check the back, theres an option for Phono or Line In
Posted on Aug 06, 2008
Make sure your turntable is connected to the PHONO input of your receiver, or DJ mixer. If not, you will have extremely low volume as this turntable requires a pre-amp signal which can only be provided from a PHONO input connection.
If you do have it connected to your PHONO input, then the issue is either with your tonearm, RCA cables, or cartridge/stylus. I would suggest try switching out your cartridge/stylus first, then the RCA cables, and if the issue still proceeds, the only thing left is the Tonearm, which unfortunately, is the most expensive part to repair on this unit.
Parts for this model are AVAILABLE HERE.
- DJ Pro Audio
Posted on Mar 21, 2008
Since you've tried everything else, the only thing left is a possible issue with the RCA connections. Either your RCA cables are bad, or the RCA output connections are bad - in either case, will need to be replaced.
- DJ PRO LAB
Posted on Mar 02, 2008
Posted on Jan 23, 2008
Change your dimon and look back after every conections on your mixer...
Posted on Oct 31, 2007
Check your line input levels they could be too low.
Posted on Oct 29, 2007
Well , i guess you have not connected you cables right to your amplifier.check again.let me show you how.At the back of your mixer you have the (Outputs)and (Inputs).So,listen up you will connect a wire which will be connected at the MASTER output of your mixer and the Audio input of your Amplifier.Then you connect your turntables in the two inputs of your mixer.I think now you are ok
Posted on Aug 23, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I have a PS-LX250H turntable.
Have you tried testing it on something else, I guess my thought it possibly it the needle. In other words are you pretty sure your needle is working. I have had the problem years ago with the needle not registering. And next step, of course you make sure it plugs into the audio out put of the receiver. And third try plugging in , if you have it, another device to make sure your out put of receiver is working, if it does then most likely it is your needle. I really hope this helps some, thank mike
Posted on Jul 07, 2011
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