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Not a good sound

I cant get very much sound, I think it might be on phono, how do I change it to line?

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You will need a phono pre-amp to connect it to the LINE level input on your receiver/amplifier.

The turntable requires a pre-amp, which is built in to all PHONO input jacks. However, newer receivers do not include a PHONO input, so when you try to connect to the regular LINE or AUX input, there is no pre-amp built-in to boos the signal for the turntable. Thus, causing a very low volume coming from your turntable. A phono pre-amp will correct this problem.

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Posted on Apr 10, 2008

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....

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