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How do I get my Dual turntable to work with the 105VR?

I tried to hook my recently-repaired Dual turntable to the 105VR using the phone input without luck. There is very little sound or signal, even though the CD and cassette players work without a problem. The Dual was great with the Harmon Kardon receiver/amp.

Any help would be appreciated.



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  • IowaLen Dec 30, 2007

    That is "phono" input. Oops.

    Thanks for the help.




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Are you talking about the 6 channel input with all RCA jacks? Please explain a little better, it is very hard to know how you have it connected without a very good description since I can not put my eyes on it. You may need to check the settings, it may have the rears muted. More information from you will help me to be able to help you.

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