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TurnTable Believe it or not, I have a Turntable from the '80's. The audio level to the receiver isn't high enough for the receiver to amplify it up to a level compariable to the other components like the CD player. Any help would be greatly appriciated !

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Re: TurnTable

Chances are, you have what is known in years past as a "magnetic" type cartridge on your tonearm. This unit is a much better device than the old ceramic type, but does require a "preamp" to bring it up to the level you need to make it comparable to other sources. Many audio dealers carry such a device, or can order one for you. It's simply called a stereo preamp...Accordianman

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Setting the Pre-amp Switch
For increased flexibility of use, this turntable has an internal
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2. The input gain of the amplified speaker or similar
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3. The stylus assembly may not be fully seated in the
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This will work fine assuming that the output from your turntable is strong enough. Many turntables are designed to go through a pre-amp circuit; if this is the case with yours, you'll know it since the output volume will be very low, even when turned up very high. If this is the case, you'll need to purchase a pre-amp to put in the circuit between your turntable and the receiver, or else buy another turntable that outputs at a higher level (they can still be had rather inexpensively, surprisingly enough!). Also, you'll probably have a ground wire coming out from your turntable as well. You'll need to hook it to a chassis screw on the amp to prevent an electrical hum from being picked up and output through your speakers.

I hope this helps, and good luck listening to your vinyl. If you deem it appropriate, I would appreciate a rating on the help I have provided. Thanks!


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