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Low to poor sound out of turntable

My brother owns an L 431 JVC direct drive turntable. We recently replaced the stylus as it was broken after a loan out to one of his friends. Problem: In order to hear any sound from the records, the receiver has to be cranked way up and then the sound is muted and soft. Continuity checks were done on the unit to unit cable and it is ok. Possible resolutions? Suggestions?

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This problem is almost 1 of two things
A) the new stylus is not seated perfectly into the body of the cartridge. if you suspect this, email pics to turntableneedles (the at sign) comcast.net before pushing too hard on anything.
B) if the setup changed you might need a preamp to boost the signal if it is not hooked up to the phono input on the receiver.

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