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Connecting Technics turntable SL-D3 to Sony stereo HCD GR3

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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   damoboy



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Posted November 23 2009 - 05:05 PM

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.

#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted November 24 2009 - 03:46 PM

Moved thread here. 

#3 of 4 OFFLINE   Ed Moxley

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Posted November 25 2009 - 12:41 AM

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.
Good luck!

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#4 of 4 OFFLINE   CB750



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Posted November 25 2009 - 05:47 AM

You will also need a phono pre amp if you plan on transferring your vinyl to digital on your PC.

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