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Very low sound comming out pioneer pl300

Tried on differents sounds systems same resaults , is there a volume control on this turntable ? when y put my finger on the stylus i hear a sound but very low .

What could be the problem .

Thanks Jack

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  • jacklacampag Jul 25, 2009

    Thanks for solutions , will try changing cartrige and stylus , I never pluged turntable to aux or tape inputs . By the way is there a test that I can do to find out if it is the cartrige or the stylus who are faulty .


  • jacklacampag Jul 27, 2009

    Hi Ganx , my cartrige is an Audio technica AT 11E , both channels are the same ohms mesurements on the multimeter , can we presume at this point that the stylus only is giving this low sound volume .

    Thanks again . Jack

  • jacklacampag Jul 29, 2009

    Thanks so much , found a stylus for about $20.00 and everythings works well now .

    A chance we have Ganx and others who takes their own times to help and find solutions .

    Have a nice day . Jack



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Hi Jack.

Just confirm that it is plugged into a PHONO input (designed for turntables) Cannot use AUX/TAPE etc type inputs. If not, you will need an RIAA preamp from local electronics/Audio store. If that is OK, then try replace stylus first and the cartridge (may be just easier to do both same time). No volume control in turntables and it can only be 3 things (generally) Input, stylus, cartridge

Best of luck

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

  • Garth Urie
    Garth Urie Jul 26, 2009

    Hiya Jack,
    If you have a simple multimeter, put it onto resistance and measure the ohms of the cartridge left and right. Both channels should be the same. It depends what cartridge so can give you an idea of what it should be.

  • Garth Urie
    Garth Urie Jul 27, 2009

    Hi Jack, at this pint yes probably. However if it is big story to order and get etc, it may be easier just to replace both??? Up to you, personally i would do stylus first though




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