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Low volume from Akai turntable attached to Pioneer Surround Sound Receiver

Hello, hope you can help. I have an Akai AP-A201 turntable that had great volume on my old JVC receiver through Jensen speakers. I now have it hooked up to my Pioneer SX-316 Multi-Channel receiver and cannot seem to get much volume when playing records through it. Is there something I need to do or buy to correct this issue.

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  • bazooka666 Aug 14, 2008

    I have a similar problem. When I hook up my tower speakers to an onkyo 5.1 receiver, I get really low volume when playing cd's. I have them hooked up to "speaker b" which is for 2 channel sound. any suggestions.....

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    There is no audio.Adjusting volume shows volume bar moving but still no audio.only hook up to tv is the cable to satellite receiver

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If you receiver doesn't have phono inputs,you will need to buy an inline phono amplifier.Phono inputs have a built in amplifier,all others don't.Try Crutchfield.com.If they don't carry them,they will tell you who does.

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