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I purchused a turntable and tried hooking it up to my A/V receiver and nothing is working. any advice on how i can get this to work?

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Turntables have extremely low outputs and require a phono input on the receiver. If yours does not have one, you need to purchase a phono pre-amp. This will boost the signal to the level required for any aux or tape input on a receiver.

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