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What kind of phono preamp shoud be used with philips turntable cartridge gp-380?

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Any brand should work just fine

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Ditto. Double check the ground cable. If it is connected, then try a different set of RCA cables. Also check the connections on your headshell/cartridge. Make sure all 4 wires are properly secure.


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Yup you sure do. A phono preamp also has RIAA equilisation, that reduces the treble and boosts the bass. You need this because all LP vinyl is recorded that way, and sounds terrible withpout it.

Most amps these days do not have a phono preamp. For a relatively cheap fix for the problem, you could pick up a preamp from here. Another way is to get a DJ mixer, or pick up a cheap amp of ebay, or hit the second hand/pawn shops for something to do the job for you. Happy to answer any questions you may have about it. Cheers


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SOURCE: i hooked up my new stanton t-60 turntable to an

Are you using the phono input on the Sony? If so, you're getting too much gain, you've already got a phono pre amp in the Behringer. Try using the tape or C.D. input. That should solve it.

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Phono preamp for philips gp-380

Only magnetic cartridges need pre-amps. If it is a crystal cartridge it should be loud enough to be picked up by connecting it direct to the amp. If "crystal" is just a brand name, any magnetic cartridge pre-amp will work, it will be just a question of how much you want to spend as it generally relates to sound quality the price you will pay for one.

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My receiver works fine when I plug my iPod into it, but when I plug my turntable in I can't get any sound. Any idea?

The phono cartridge on your turntable puts out a much lower level signal than your iPod. Back when turntables were popular, all receivers had a special phono input to take care of that. Your modern HK receiver does not have a phono input, so you need to get an external phono preamp. Plug the turntable outputs into the phono preamp inputs, then plug the phono preamp outputs into one of the audio inputs on the HK, like where you connected the iPod.

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Good afternoon, have just replaced my stylus, an11, but on playing the sound is distored and "tinny", prior to the new stylus is was crystal clear..have tried a 2nd new stylus and still the...

Disregarding the narrative about the stylus damage, did you disconnect the TT from the electronics to work on it and then plug it back into something OTHER THAN PHONO? Only PHONO or somethign with a phono preamp supports a TT.

There is also a switch on it called "equalizer amp" that activates its own internal phono preamp. It could be in the OFF position by mistake if you're not using an outboard phono preamp.

As they say - RTFM...

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Purchased stanton T.52 Turntable. hooked it up to stereo but volume is very very low. cannot find line / phono switch if there is one on this model.

The only output from the turntable is the low-level signal from the cartridge. Most likely, the receiver you've hooked it to doesn't have a phono input. Many receivers today don't come with one, and if you connect the turntable to a line-level input you get either very low volume or none at all, depending on the cartridge. What you'll need is a turntable preamp to boost the output to line level so the receiver will work properly. Radio Shack still carries a preamp, available online and in some stores. You can also find preamps online (here's one at Amazon). With the preamp connected you can use any free input on the receiver.

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How do I connect a technics turntable to an RX-V463 AV reciever? Thank you in advance

Modern AV receivers rarely contain PHONO preamps.

A traditional turntable requires a preamp inline with it to PRE amplify and frequency-balance the minute signal produced by it's cartridge. Most stereo receivers and preamps have Phono connections and internal preamplification strictly for that purpose. Yours does NOT.

A standard turntable will require you to acquire an external PHONO preamp to place between the TT and an Aux connction on the receiver.

Some of the newer turntables come with selectable internal preamplification to solve the lack of it in modern equipment. If your turntable is that type you can select its internal preamp output and run that to an AUX input.

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Is the Technics SL-10 turntable a pre-amped turntable?

No matter which cartridge you used on it you still needed a phono preamp.

"Due to the low output of the moving-coil cartridge, the SL-10 included a built-in, bypassable step-up preamp to allow it to connect to standard phono inputs."

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Very little volumn no groun d on stereo - do i

I can't find a reference to the TT-01, but if it's an old school turntable you need to run it through a Phono preamp.

It would help to know what electronics you're using as THAT is where the volume comes from.

The TT should be connected to a specific PHONO input as it includes special preamplification for a Phono cartridge and frequency shaping for the way LP's are recorded (Google RIAA). I imagine it may sound pretty tinny as you have it now.

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Phono plays lower in volume than cd and tuner. Sounds ok i guess but is about a quarter to one third lower in volume. Is this normal ? Can I plug phono into cd jacks to check if any better ?

Hello. As per the post before me, if you have a receiver with a Phono input(many receivers don't have one anymore) the output of a phono cartridge is around 30 millivolts, vs 300 millivolts for a CD(10 times the amount) or any other line level device. A Phono preamp, also has RIAA(recording engineering standards)Equalization that provides the proper equalization for a Phono cartridge. As per the other post, yes, it will sound very low, and unnatural sounding. If the input you are plugging the turntable input into, doesn't say Phono, you can purchase an inexpensive Phono preamp made just for this very issue. You can try Radio Shack, or find something of better quality on the Internet.



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