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TurnTable Believe it or not, I have a Turntable from the '80's. The audio level to the receiver isn't high enough for the receiver to amplify it up to a level compariable to the other components like the CD player. Any help would be greatly appriciated !

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Chances are, you have what is known in years past as a "magnetic" type cartridge on your tonearm. This unit is a much better device than the old ceramic type, but does require a "preamp" to bring it up to the level you need to make it comparable to other sources. Many audio dealers carry such a device, or can order one for you. It's simply called a stereo preamp...Accordianman

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I have a Yamaha RV-V450 receiver. Where can I hook up my turntable. I have tried many different options. I can hear very faintly the record playing but only after turning the volume up. I am having trouble...


Turntables generally do not have a strong enough signal to drive an amplifier. You can check on the back of your turntable and see if it has a switch to change from phono to line level. Most do not, but a few will.

If your turntable does not have this switch, you will need to purchase a phono amplifier to boost the signal to standard line level. You can get these on ebay for around $15.

You connect the turntable to the phono amp input and then connect the phono amp output to any of the inputs on the back of your receiver (aux, cd, etc).


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when you said "no sound enough to enjoy listening" did you mean that you could hear something coming thru the speakers, but it isn't loud enough? if so, you may be plugging the turntable into a "ceramic" phono input on your stereo. it may be that your stereo doesn't have a pre-amplifier on the phono inputs. Ceramic tonearm cartridges (the part that holds the stylus - which you may call the needle) have enough output level to drive an amplifier. if your cartridge is magnetic, the output is very low compared o the ceramic. the trade off is that magnetic cartridges have a much wider dynamic range than the ceramic, and when properly pre-amplified, sound MUCH better than a ceramic unit. you can probably find a separate pre-amp at radio shack (i know they sold them several years ago). you plug the turntable into the inputs of the pre-amp, then plug the pre-amps output into your stereo. hope this helps.

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When i hook up my B &O turnable to Audio 1 Or Audio 2, i got sound but at very low volume even when jacked up to max. all other components blast out audio from my speakers.


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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NO SOUND WITH EVERYTHING PLUG IN .


I assume that you're talking about the output from the 2 RCA Phono Jacks? Does this turntable output a "Line Level" signal, or a standard millivolt level 'turntable signal'? If it is an older 'standard turntable', then you need to run it into an amplifier that has a "PHONO" input and ground wire. This will amplify the tiny signal to a 'line level' signal that you can record or run to a computer, etc. If you do not have an older amplifier with "PHONO" input jacks, then you need to buy a separate stand-alone 'phono amp/preamp' that will boost your (tiny 10mv) turntable cartridge levels high enough (.5 to 1 volt) to record on another device. Let me know if that is the case. Good luck.

Jul 24, 2010 | Technics SL-1200MK2 Turntable

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Low volume through amplifier


Turntables generate a very low signal. Phono inputs on receivers containa pre-amp section to boost the signal to "line level" or the same level as other audio devices. I would suspect that you need to add that pre-amp section. Phono preamps are available for around $20 or so and are inserted between the turntable and the standard audio input on the receiver or amp.

Hope this helps,
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Apr 15, 2010 | Cambridge Audio Azur 540A Amplifier

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Can i use a turntable with the sony str dh500 model? I am illiterate when it comes to hooking this stuff up. Planning to purchase this model only if I can hook up my record player as well as my cd player.


This particular unit only has 2 line level inputs for audio devices. You can use 1 for the CD player and the other for the Turntable. Please note that you will need a phono pre-amp for the turntable as the inputs on the receiver are line level. The preamp will amplify the phono level to line level.

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Nov 17, 2009 | Sony STR-DH500 A/V Receiver

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Can I hook up a photo turntable to a sony str-de435 receiver? There aren't any jacks that specifically say phono, so I'm wondering if I can just hook it up to any of the audio jacks without any problem....


If your turntable has an amplified output, go ahead and plug it in to the aux port. If not, you won't be able to use it with your receiver properly. Look on the back (or front) of your turntable for a knob labeled "level" or "volume", and that will determine if it's amplified or not. Good luck, I hope this helps!

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Distorted sounds


The AT-PL120 uses a magnetic cartridge to extract a music signal from the record. Magnetic cartridges all put out a very weak electric signal, and so their output must be strengthened, or amplified, to where it is as strong as the input from, say, a CD player. This amplification is provided by a pre-amp. If your receiver has dedicated "phono" inputs the pre-amp circuits are already in the receiver. If you do not have dedicated phono inputs you must either buy a pre-amp, or buy a magnetic cartridge turntable with a pre-amp built into itself. The AT-PL120 has a built in pre-amp. You can switch the AT-PL120's preamp on or off. The switch is located under the platter at the back side of the turntable. Take the platter mat off and turn one of the platter's holes to the back and you should see the switch through the hole. If you push the switch to LINE OUT the preamp is turned on and the turntable sends an amplified cartridge signal out the cables which MUST be connected to a receiver inout suitable for a CD player (a "high level" input). If you push the pre-amp selector switch to PHONO OUT the turntable sends the weak unstrengthened cartridge signal out the cables which MUST be connected to the receiver's dedicated PHONO inputs so the signal can be amplified with the receiver's own pre-amp circuits.

If everything is set wrong (i.e. LINE OUT (pre-amp on), and connected to phono inputs) you are applying two steps of strengthening to the turntable's signal which is too much. The resultant sound will be garbled. Try not to do this!

The other way to do everything wrong is set the pre-amp switch to PHONO OUT (pre-amp off) and connect the turntable's cables to a high level input. If this happens the turntable signal receives no amplification and the resultant sound will be thin and weak.

May 09, 2009 | Audio Technica AT-PL120 Turntable

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No sound from my record turntable into my computer.


If you're certain there is no sound going out of the TT...

Setting the Pre-amp Switch
For increased flexibility of use, this turntable has an internal
stereo phono pre-amplifier. The Pre-amp Selector Switch
is located under the turntable platter, in the rear-center
(Fig. 1). If the system amplifier you are using has a PHONO
input, set the Pre-amp Selector Switch to the “OFF”
position. If your amplifier does not have a PHONO input,
set the Pre-amp Selector Switch to the “ON” position and
connect the turntable’s output cables to the AUX or other
high-level input on the amplifier (described later).

Turntable operates, but no sound at all
1. The stylus guard is still in place.
2. The tone arm Lift button is pressed in.
3. Amplifier controls set incorrectly: wrong input selected,
tape monitor on, speakers switched off, etc.
4. Check the stylus on phono cartridge for correct placement.
Refer to the instructions for replacing the stylus
on page 5.
Turntable operates, but no sound, or sound not loud
enough
1. If the turntable is connected to an AUX (high-level)
input: The Pre-amp Selector Switch may be set to the
“OFF” position (phono-input level).
2. The input gain of the amplified speaker or similar
device may be too low.
3. The stylus assembly may not be fully seated in the
cartridge body.

You could also isolate the problem to either the TT or the PC by trying the TT on some other sound device like a receiver. Make sure the PreAmp Selector switch is ON and plug the TT into any AUX, CD or TAPE input.

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I lost Audio output Device No audio output when using turntable. Can hear sound with headphone, can hear sound when hooked directly to speaker. Can not get sound out of audio output. Plugged RCA cables...


turntable needs high sensitivity preamp. the output level is so low that it has to be amplified more. usual inputs of turntable are phono input. needs a high sensitive input to handle.hope this help.

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