What kind of preamp??? Dose it have RIAA equlazation???
What kind of cartridge do you have???
In most cases it will not be as loud as your CD player. John
I'm no expert . . . so here goes.
I have the following mix/match system that I've scrapped together:
Pioneer PD201 CD Player
Sony STR DE183 High Power Amp/Tuner
Technics SL B10 Turntable
When I initially connected my turntable to the amplifier, the sound was basically not amplified at all, so I had to connect a pre-amp to the turntable and then run that through the amplifier.
I disconnected the system the other day and moved it, and when I put it back together, it was as though there was no pre-amp attached, though I've configured it the same.
I'm running the turntable into "in" on the pre-amp, the "out" preamp into the "in" on Video 1 (auxilliary, basically) on my amplifier. It's very quiet compared to my CD player. And of course the more I turn it up the more it hums, which I guess is a different issue. (What should I be connecting the groundwire to to reduce the hum? Right now it's hooked to an amp screw.)