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Str k885 the sound from my turntable is really low... i can not find a phono switch. what can i do to get better and louder sound?

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Your receiver probably has no Phono input. You cannot plug the turntable into a CD input, for example. You will need an external preamp to use a turntable with this receiver.

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SOURCE: Can I connect a tape deck *and* a turntable to the Sony STR-DE595?

If your turn table has a magnetic cartridge it will not work,Becuase the ner recievers are not equip with a phono preamp, They are equip to only use a crystal or ceramic cartridge in the turn table.

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