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Old 05-11-2017, 12:37 AM   #1
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I'm trying to connect my Pro-ject Debut Carbon to my Pioneer VSX 1122 receiver. Everything is hooked up. Plugged in to CD red/white input and attached ground wire to random screw.

All I'm getting is a faint sound from my speakers. Even when turning it up all the sound is low and without bass and 'impact'. This same thing happened when I had my turntable set up to a vintage phillips receiver, but I quickly found that the 'tape monitor' switch was clicked to 'A' instead of 'Source'.

The sound coming out of the Pioneer is the same as when the phillips was on tape monitor. Is there a similar switch on modern receivers that I'm not finding? Do I need to connect to a pre-amp before going to the Pioneer? Could the ground wire need to be connected to something other than a random screw on the back panel?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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I'm trying to connect my Pro-ject Debut Carbon to my Pioneer VSX 1122 receiver. Everything is hooked up. Plugged in to CD red/white input and attached ground wire to random screw.

All I'm getting is a faint sound from my speakers. Even when turning it up all the sound is low and without bass and 'impact'. This same thing happened when I had my turntable set up to a vintage phillips receiver, but I quickly found that the 'tape monitor' switch was clicked to 'A' instead of 'Source'.

The sound coming out of the Pioneer is the same as when the phillips was on tape monitor. Is there a similar switch on modern receivers that I'm not finding? Do I need to connect to a pre-amp before going to the Pioneer? Could the ground wire need to be connected to something other than a random screw on the back panel?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Well ...............................................

Your Turntable is not hooked up correctly and the labeling on your Pioneer is a good indication why ..................... Your AVR does NOT have a phono input and you are trying to use the input for a CD player. And I don't know what you are trying to use as a ground but, you should disconnect it at once .

When you purchased your turntable or researched buying one someone should have told your for the need of a Phono stage to use with a receiver that does not have a dedicated phono input.

That is unless the turntable you are buying has a built in phono stage.

So ........................ to enjoy your new turntable (congratulations btw: ) you'll have to purchase a phono stage and connect your turntable to it ........... then connect then phono stage output to your Pioneers CD, DVD or any other line input
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Yes, phono level is much lower signal than line level (cd/tape/dvd/etc), a phono preamp is what you need. There are many options out there from $30 to $30,000. Just do some looking around, read peoples reviews and spend whatever youre comfortable with. I've got the U-turn Pluto and have been pleased with it, much better than the phono amp on my previous receiver.
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