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Very low volume!

Hello, My turntable recently started having a problem: It plays the music with very low volume. I can barely hear anything. What's wrong?

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  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2007

    My tt200 play music loud through the right side and not the left its very quite and can hardly hear anything. I have tryed three different mixers two tone arms one of wich i know works and two different styluses one of which i know defo works. so this is whats making me think its the turntable and i have also tryed two sets of headphones just to make sure and two amps and stereos so it must be defenetly the turntable.

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2008

    no sound when playing an album and transferring to an mp3 file is cumbersome

  • Duven Apr 15, 2008

    The right channel does not have volume and the left does. I have also tried several solutions, all which point to either the turntable and/or cartridge. I switched the RCA cable, used the Line In option, set and unset the cartridge numerous times. There is no problem with the speakers as the right side works for CD, radio and TV.

  • Anonymous Jun 05, 2008

    HAVE BEEN GIVEN 2 TURNTABLES +2 SPEAKERS THOUGHT IT WAS ME NOT SETTING UP CORRECTLY BUT I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM VERY LOW VOLUME CAN ANYONE HELP ?

  • egan4 Jun 23, 2008

    I just bought an ION usb turntable (ion ttusb). As I am recording the record everything works fine; the volume can be increased and decreased using the control on my iMac and the two meter bars are going up and down with the song. But once I go into iTunes and listen to the song I can barely hear it with the volume turned up full. Any help would be appreciated.


    Thanks,
    Tim

  • greatnotary Aug 21, 2008

    After having the turntable for years, I just tried using it and the volume is very low. I tried to connect the speakers into a new receptacle - still low sound. Is this a speaker connection problem? Please help.
    Liz


  • bgrrieagod Oct 11, 2008

    I bought this turntable used at guitar center cause they gave me a good deal with a free cartridge and head and i have to crank my preamps and and still get very low sound with no low end frequencies.  I thought it might have been the g/b/r/w wires that connect to the cartridge but after interchanging them I'm just confused.  Any solutions with this problem will help.  I'm very tempted at this point to return this table and buy a brand new table.  thanks.

  • drjanmw Nov 29, 2008

    I was having same problem after replacing my stylus and years of no use, the sound was nearly inaudible. I seated the stylus and sound improved but still very low even on max. My recvr does not have phono jack input. Where and what type amplifyer can I get to place between the Kenwood P-42 turntable and the Sony reciever to get true sound?? Any help would be appreciated. I have so many albums that need to be played!!!

  • Crisinred Dec 25, 2008

    Just purchased my daughter a crosley sound system, everything works EXCEPT for the sound from record player, it turns, just no sound.

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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

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    So it seems that I will have to buy a pre-adapter anyway. Bummer.

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You need a new needle or the cartridge needs adjusting

Posted on Feb 27, 2008

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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.

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Check the back, theres an option for Phono or Line In

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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.

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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.


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Posted on Mar 02, 2008

Rrr

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Change your dimon and look back after every conections on your mixer...

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Check your line input levels they could be too low.

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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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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

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