Question about Audio Technica AT-PL50 Turntable

1 Answer

Phono chord pins broken off

My friend fell into my shelves and knocked my receiver off which took the pins from the turntable's phono chords with it. Since the chord is built into the turntable, I can't just pop a new one in... Anyone know how I can take it apart and replace the phono chord and where to get a new chord? I don't want to send it back to the company.


Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 51 Answers
Re: Phono chord pins broken off

Parties can be rough on audio gear
most turntables I've seen have male rca (phono) plugs on each end, but you have to get to the inside either by taking off the bottom or in some cases the body comes apart in two halves. If you get there and it turns out to be a solder on type (not likely) you can get the tails at radio shack. Most people with any audio equipment at all have an rca stereo pair lying around somewhere.
if you can solder, you can just put new rca ends on the existing cable . Good luck.
at least he didn't break your needle

Posted on Dec 05, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My 1974 panosonic turntable has a low volume out of the receiver.

Are you sure you are going into a phono preamp? Turntables cannot work correctly if connected to the receiver's aux or tape input as they require much more volume boost which the phono input privides. Not many newer receivers have a phono input but an external phono preamp can be added (usually under $20)

Oct 07, 2014 | Turntables

2 Answers

Power supply Sony PS-LX10

Connect the RCA phono plug wires usually red and white wires with plugs to a receiver or amplifier in the back of it to phono in. New receivers will not work unless you have a phono preamp. Best to buy a vintage stereo receiver or amplifier with the correct connections. Make sure you connect the ground wire which is usually a small black wire coming from the turntable to an receiver or amplifier. Turn the stereo receiver on phono. Connect it to any screw attached to metal on back or look for a ground screw. If you do not attach it it will hum.

Apr 18, 2014 | Turntables

1 Answer

No sound when i connect my denon-dp 29f turntable to denon rcd-m39 receiver. what might be the reason? Wrong receiver?

If your receiver ain't has a phono input and the tt has only a phono output, you'll need a phono to line line riaa amp , between the units.

Oct 26, 2013 | Denon DP-29F Turntable

1 Answer

I am trying to get a Kenwood KD-66F turntable to play through a Pioneer VSX-501 receiver. The two phono jacks and the ground are connected, but no sound is coming out. The receiver works with other...

You may need a phono pre-amp to connect it to your unit. Newer receivers do not have a phono input for the record player and require a phono pre-amp to amplify the sound before going into the unit.

Sep 29, 2013 | Kenwood Turntables

1 Answer

I recently bought this turntable used. I am trying to connect it to a Sony receiver with a phono input, but no sound comes out when connected. Does this turntable require a pre-amp or something?

If the unspecified Sony has a "PHONO" input you should be good to go. What model?

"PHONO" is the only designated connection on an audio device that is literal and exclusive. Nothing but PHONO will work right on it and old-school turntables would require it to preamplify and frequency-correct the tiny current produced by a Phono cartridge. Look up RIAA equalization.

If your unit doesn't have a PHONO connection AND your TT doesn't have a self-contained preamp you will have to get a Phono Preamp to connect between the TT and any Line Level input, like Aux.

eBay always has some...

Jul 27, 2011 | Panasonic Technics SL-1210MK2 Turntable

1 Answer

PS-T3 connection to Sherwood 4105 Receiver

You need a phono stage (phono amp) between the turntable and receiver to boost the lower signal from the turntable. If your receiver has phono inputs, use those as there will be a built-in phono stage.

Oct 14, 2008 | Kenwood KD-291RC Turntable

3 Answers


Please let me know how your turntable is connected to the music system. I mean, to which input ? (Tape/Aux/Phono/VCR/CD) ?

Aug 24, 2008 | Technics SL-1200MK2 Turntable

1 Answer


You have to make sure your unit is connected to the PHONO INPUT connection on your receiver. If your receiver does not have a PHONO INPUT connection, then you will need to buy what's called a PHONO PRE-AMP - AVAILABLE HERE.

You connect the turntable to the Phono Pre-Amp, then you connect the Pre-Amp to the LINE IN or AUX IN of your receiver.

- Davis.

Jul 05, 2008 | Sony PS-LX250H Turntable

2 Answers

Not a good sound

you can't...the technics need to be pluged into phono..because the signal has to be amplified for it to play...phono channels on amps and dj mixers have an amp built in....

Apr 06, 2008 | Technics SL-1200MK2 Turntable

1 Answer

Very low audio output

Make sure your receiver has a PHONO input. If you are connecting it to a LINE or AUX input, then there is not enough signal to boost the sound coming from the turntable. Turntables require a PHONO input, because phono input's have a pre-amp on them, which boost the turntable signal. If you do not have a PHONO input on your receiver, you will need to buy a Phono Pre-Amp.

If you have a phono input, then you might have an issue with the turntable's RCA cables, or your cartridge may be at fault.


Nov 22, 2007 | Audio Technica AT-PL120 Turntable

Not finding what you are looking for?
Audio Technica AT-PL50 Turntable Logo

Related Topics:

150 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Audio Technica Turntables Experts


Level 3 Expert

4521 Answers

Electro Med Services...
Electro Med Services...

Level 3 Expert

5327 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21840 Answers

Are you an Audio Technica Turntable Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides