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Background huming Audio hum present on all MP3s that I converted from albums--sounds as though it needs to be grounded. Example: Do I need a pre-amp? If so, any suggestions which (low-cost) one might be best?

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How does it sound when you just play straight vinyl through your system? If you still get that hum, issue might also be faulty RCA cables, and even cartridge. So you would need to test everything out.

You don't really need a pre-amp unless you are connecting straight into your pc from your turntable. In that case, yes you will need a pre-amp, and this actually might be the cause of everything. If you are going into a DJ Mixer or a receiver, and your turntable is connected to the PHONO INPUT connection, you do not need a phono pre-amp.

Here are some inexpensive PHONO PRE-AMPS.

Hope this helps some.


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