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Record player setup PLEASE HELP!!!

by acrowemerica523 / September 5, 2008 1:24 AM PDT

I have a technics direct drive automatic turntable system and Im looking for info on how to set it up. Ive been reading up on it and I would like to know if a receiver vital to hooking up a turntable? I have some old amps I used to play guitar with and I would also like to know if they would fit the requirement for speakers.(I know absolutely nothing about hooking up speakers, so read with an open mind) I have a Fender 60 watt KXR keyboard amp with tape in with a red and white input and an effects loop with send and return along with a headphones input and of course the regular input for amps. I also have another 15 watt guitar amp. Is there any way I cold hook this up directly to the speakers or do I need to invest in a receiver?


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you really need help ha ha
by stewart norrie / September 5, 2008 4:38 AM PDT

All you need is a preamp from turntable to amp try radio shack o that anolog sound stewee

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Connecting turntable for recording of LP rercords etc.
by tomtbksa / September 5, 2008 11:56 PM PDT

Good day from South Africa. I sincerely hope that my "set-up" will help to solve your problem. I'm running Windows XP V2 SP3 with 1GB RAM,3.0GB CPU, 80GB SATA HD. I'm using Sound Forge 9.0d build 187 Audio Studio. My turntable is a Dual CS 528, my amplifier is a JVC
A-K11 Stereo integrated amplifier, with inputs for Tape, AUX (DAD/video), Tuner (radio/CD/tape player with in-line output which is connected to the Tuner input on the amplifier) and Phono. The output of the turntable is connected to the Phono input on the amplifier. The output of the amplifier is connected to the input of the soundcard on the PC. I have two speakers (stereo connections) connected to the soundcard to monitor the music etc.
I've had no problems at this stage and have recorded well over 500 LPs.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions, but keep in mind I'm not technical minded ! I sincerely hope that my input will be of some help !
Thank yhou

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by acrowemerica523 / September 6, 2008 12:10 AM PDT

Hey, I appreciate all of the help, awesome advice, see, I use my mothers computer and cant use it for the turntable, so im aiming for a system without a computer hooked up, either way thanks dudes for the help!

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