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Connect a phonograph turntable to a receiver w/o phono connection

How should I connect a phonograph turntable to a digital receiver without a Phono connection? I tried connecting to the Aux In. The phonograph plays but I get very little volume.

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You will need a little box called a pre-amp. This hooks up between the turntable and newer receivers without a phono input. A basic explaination & drawing of this type of setup can be found here

http://www.turntableneedles.com/Pre-Amps_c_4.html

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