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Turntable setup into an hp 7590

Wondering if theres any way to plug in the red and whites from a turntable right into the back of my hp 7590 without any amplification source such as a mixer or pre amp.
i seem to be having trouble getting sound i really really dont want to have to buy anymore equip. i just purchased alot it was a long night and im brain dead so your help will be appricated.
again thanks
brandon

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  • djsufx Mar 08, 2008

    ha dont even worry about it guys figured it out like i said long night bla bla bla
    thanks anyways any more problems ill lay them on ya

  • djsufx Mar 10, 2008

    awesome thanks palm beach you didnt waste your time the input situation with quality of sound was my next little prob.. but you got it so thanks again !!!
    greatly appreciated

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In theory as long as you have a sound card installed, yes you can connect your turntable direct to your computer simply by connecting it to the audio input.

You will probably need a patch lead with twin line phono connectors on one end and a stereo 3.5mm jack plug on the other end.

Please note, the turntable or phono inputs on amplifiers are unlike all the other inputs, because they have a particular frequency response tailored for use with a headshell cartridge.

If you connect your turntable to an input that has not been tailored to the RIAA response curve, it will sound tinny. This is what probably happens when you connect to your computer. The input may also not be sensitive enough.

You may be able to adjust the frequency response if your sound card includes an equaliser. Alternatively, you may be able to download some audio software that will allow you to equalise your turntable.

All in all though, I'm sorry to say you would be better off with an outboard preamp.

Posted on Mar 08, 2008

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    Palmbeach Mar 08, 2008

    Guess I just wasted my time then...

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