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Turntable to reciever connections

Im trying to connect a technics slbd27 turntable to a carver c-11 pre amp (using its phono stage) then out of the carver (via the main out jacks) into my outlaw 950 preamp's aux input. but nothing comes out . where am i going wrong????

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Check the continuity in your cables. you will need a multimeter or something else to check the cables. the multimeter is about $10 or so. other than that, make sure that your turntable is actually giving output and that the pre amp is both recieving and sending(same with the regular amp. and make sure that the levels are up on everything and the speakers connected properly etc. you probably know this already, but sometimes a good, friendly reminder helps. good luck!!

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