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Only 2 channels working

Neither AM nor FM has ever worked, but I only wanted to use my turntable so it didn't matter. Had a tech look at it, he said only 2 channels were working and hooked up to those channels. I bought a new receiver but it would not power my speakers. That is the important point...I want to keep my speakers...12" woofers, 8" midrange, 3" tweeters. Man at Radio Shack said older turntables would not work with new receivers. I've talked to everyone in town, get a different info every time. Please Help. P.S. I have the user's manual and will send Xeroxes or fax.

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If your new reciver does not have a turntable input, you can purchase a phono preamp and simply plug the turntable into the preamp and the output of the preamp to an aux or tape input of the new reciver. they should have it or be able to get it at radio shack. Or look up online or build one as I had to do as im a cheap skate, but I know what I have now..Check this out. i included the preamp i built so i can still use my collection of vinal with my surround sound system. Good luck and please dont forget to rate this thread.

Posted on Oct 19, 2006

  • Anonymous Oct 19, 2006

    Oh by the way it uses a nine volt battery and mine has lasted over a year so far.

  • Anonymous Oct 19, 2006

    oops sorry you need two of these circuits to use a stereo pickup.



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