Connecting Technics turntable SL-D3 to Sony stereo HCD GR3

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  1. damoboy

    damoboy Auditioning

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    I have just bought a Technics turntable, model SL-D3 to play my old vinyl collection.

    I plugged it into my Sony stereo system and tried to use the 'video' function. The Sony system is as below:
    Sony HCD-GR3 stereo Disc Exchange / Mini Hi-fi component system, 3 CD changer and double tape deck
    The sound was very low. I have been told I need a phono preamp.

    Is this correct? Any advice you could give me on connecting the turntable to the Sony system would be much appreciated.

    Cheers
    Damian
     
  2. Adam Gregorich

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    Yes, you need a phono preamp, if your receiver doesn't have a phono input.
    Here is one, but I have no idea how good it is. The customer reviews seem to like it.
    http://www.amazon.com/Pyle-PP-999-Phono-Turntable-Pre-Amp/dp/B00025742A/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&s=aht&qid=1259156220&sr=1-10
    Good luck!
     
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    You will also need a phono pre amp if you plan on transferring your vinyl to digital on your PC.
     

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