I just inherited a Dual 505 turntable and have no idea what kind of equipment (amplifier) I need in order to use it. I am completely inexperienced in this field so simple answers much appreciated! Thank you.
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Amplifiers always take the sound of the turntable via a separate pre-amp from all other systems, such as radio and CD players. This pre-amp can go faulty killing the sound from the turntable only. If the turntable goes through the actions of playing the record, then this is the cause of your trouble.
Depends what type of sockets these have. If the Pre-Amp has a RCA phono sockets you just need some RCA leads. I don't know if the Arcam Amp works with any pre-amp. But if it does, it's likely to have the same type sockets as the others. So you just buy another two RCA leads and connect it up.
It's logical, the audio output level for the turntable is very low (depending on the model about 1-5mVolts) while the line inputs (where you try to connect the turntable) can handle audio levels of 500-775mVolts. As I can see your amplifier is not able to handle this kind of inputs (assuming that your turntable is a typical one, without any include preamplifier) In case you insist on connecting this turntable on this amplifier there are some solution to suggest (mainly using a kind of pre-amplifier between the turntable and the main amplifier) but in order to be sure for what to suggest to you, please clarify me the brand / model for this turntable.
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It will need a pre-amp to connect it to your newer amp. The old style turntables normally used a magnetic cartridge that older receivers / amplifiers had a special phono input (which incorporated an internal pre-amp) to connect and hear at normal volume settings. Newer receivers / amplifiers normally do not have this type of phono input, thus the need for an external pre amp device.
Whats a pick up dual 505-2 belt drive? some kind of deck i.e turntable.if it is then plug it in the phono socket & then earth it to the ground screw to stop it humming.
Failing than that u will need a mixer a small ****
one will do. the same aplies plug it in the phono socket & then earth it to the ground screw come out of the MASTER or the BOOTH.out put in to the AUX or VCR in put on the HI FI....... & then If u wanted you could
Then come back throu the VCR out puts into a CD or TAPE Recorder.
you will probably need to buy a phono pre amp , i have a Dual 505 turntable that worked fine on my ROTEL amp but when i changed amps and went to NAD i had to buy a phono pre amp or else listen to really low sound . hope this helps
http://ortofon.de/ should give you the weight. It should also give you the range of tracking force. To get the right weight you can use a stylus balance. The electronic ones are expensive but good. The mechanical ones are not great but better than nothing. I set my turntable up with an Ortofon-branded mechanical balance for weight, and a test record for tracking force.
You need to connect the turntable to a PHONO input on your amplifier. Not all amplifiers have a phono input, if yours doesn't you need to get an RIAA pre-amp to plug your deck into & this connects to your amplifier.
This is because although the audio outputs on the turntable look the same as all the other components, they are very different. The signal has not been amplified up to line-level like tuners, CD players, tape decks, etc. You need to get this thin, weak signal boosted.
Your 3 options are:
* Connect directly to the PHONO input on your amplifier if you have one. If you don't:
* Connect deck to a RIAA amp (also called a phono stage) then connect to any input EXCEPT phono on your amplifier
*Connect the deck to a DJ mixer then hook the mixer up to any input on the amp EXCEPT phono.