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Very little sound when playing vinyl on turntable

Can someone help to solve the low volume issue when playing vinyl. Cd radio and DVD all work fine fine through the same amp. I do not have a phono point on the back of the amp, so i hooked it up to the Aux... Would this make any difference

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Hi Lazman, I don't know specific to the 6250, but I think in general you need a "pre-amp" for a phono to work. They are not that expensive. Cindy

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