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LOW VOLUME ON MY SL-B35 TURNTABLE

MY TURNTABLE WORKS FINE ON MY VINTAGE SHERWOOD RECEIVER, HOWEVER, WHEN I CONNECT TO MY NEW DIGITAL SURROUND SOUND RECEIVER, THE VOLUME IS SO LOW THAT IT SOUNDS LIKE ALL I'M GETTING IS THE SOUND I HEAR OF THE NEEDLE ON THE RECORD. AND YES; EVERYTHING ELSE WORKS FINE ON THE NEW RECEIVER AND THE TURNTABLE STILL WORKS FINE ON MY OLD AMP. IS MY TURNTABLE PERHAPS INCOMPATIBLE WITH A DIGITAL AMP? I'VE TYPED IN THE TURNTABLE INFORMATION, BUT I DON'T THINK THAT'S RELEVENT, AS FRIENDS HAVE TOLD ME OF THE SAME PROBLEM WITH OTHER BRANDS OF VINTAGE TURNTABLES. IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO TO CORRECT THIS?

TIM

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  • zipster77 Nov 24, 2008

    I have the same problem, however, I bought a preamp, and hooked it up between the turntable and my digital receiver, and am still not getting any sound out of the receiver. All I can hear is the sound coming off the needle of the turnable.



    Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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Hi Tim,

You probaably do not have a phono input on the digital surround amp you are using. Your sound is bad for 2 reasons

  1. Your Turn Table has low output level,about 100 times less than a CD player.
  2. You need RIAA equalisation to reduce the treble and boost the bass. This is for replaaying any modern vinyl or LP's
You can get an outboard preamp that matches the output of your T/T to suit the normal aux input on todays digital surround amp.
You can get one online from here. Or if you are keen build one from a circuit here

I am more than happy to answer any other questions you may have about it, please get back to me here, or use the ASK function to go straight to me :) If you are still unsure, have problems, or we need to look at the situation more deeply, then before you give a rating for this advice, hit the ASK button Thanks for using FixYa, If you consider the advice I have given you as sound, a FixYa rating is a great reward for my efforts to help you. Cheers.

regards robotek

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