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I have my mint condition dual record player hooked up to my Harmon Kardon AVR 120, however the output sound is alot lower and only goes up to +10 DB, I checked all the connections and they are perfect

I tried the FM radio and it sounds great. I am still getting sound from the record player but much lower than my other equipment that's hooked up. Any thoughts on how to get the level of the record player a higher volume, and more full?

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  • Erik Wolbrueck
    Erik Wolbrueck Dec 18, 2018

    If your record player does not have a line level switch and your receiver does not have a phono input then you can buy a phono preamp for like 20 bucks & that would solve the issue

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Record players have a phono output that is much lower level than other audio equipment. If your receiver has a phono input that will have a preamp to adjust the level. Or your turntable may have a switch between phone o or line level and that would increase the volume as well. Most audio signals are line level but phonos are a magnetic signal that is much weaker and needs to be Amplified by a preamp in your receiver or in the unit itself.

Posted on Dec 18, 2018

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SOURCE: harmon kardon avr 25 II

hey i also had this problem, i don't know the name of these but they are basically plugs that you have to block output from the front rear and center speakers of the white/red cables... sry for bad description but its on the left side when looking at the back of the receiver, while all of the other speaker wires should be hooked up to the right with the twisting knobs... it took me forever to find this out but yeah it was a simple fix

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SOURCE: hooking up an amp

plug eash units sound in red whites from dvd tv main out the set speaker wires in place front ch a ok turn it on make sure ch a speakers on only select corect video input dvd ect turn it up

Posted on Feb 11, 2008

Anonymous

SOURCE: cannot get dts from my Harmon Kardon AVR 300 via my Blue Ray

I'm not sure if this solution is still necessary however:

I own a H/K AVR300 and have a PS3 hooked up via HDMI to the TV and Optical TOSLink to the receiver. I have no troubles selecting between DD 5.1 and DTS 5.1. I can even select trueHD whatever format but I can't detect an audible difference, I think that mode might be downgraded back to regular DD5.1...

Hope this helps...

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

Anonymous

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SOURCE: harmon kardon avr 25 ii

I upgraded my HK AVR 20II and ran into the same problem when I tried to hook the old unit up out in my garage.

Luckily I remember that on the rear there is a pre-out RCA port (L/R) and a Main-In port that are intended to be to/from an equalizer/amplifier. These come jumpered out of the box, but I had been using an equalizer so the jumpers were long lost.

Assuming you also have no amp/eq you are using, just connect the Pre-Out to the Main-In using a standard M/M RCA cable and you will be in business. (turn the volume down first!)

Good luck.

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Harmon Kardon AVR 235 no sound

Ensure that your speakers are connected to the terminals that you have your speaker selector switch turned to.
Then check that you have your device, whether it be a CD or DVD player, or turntable, plugged into the correct input and that you also have the correct input selected on the receiver.

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

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