Active speakers + turntable = super quiet

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  1. EdTribe

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    I'm a bit of a n00b when it comes to audio setup so please bear with me.

    I've got a pair of Pioneer S-DJ50x active speakers and I'm connecting them via an RCA cable to a Project Debut II turntable.

    Only problem is the volume output is very low. I have to turn the speakers up to full to get anything remotely loud enough for me to listen to.

    Any ideas what the problem is?
     
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    You need to add a phono stage (A pre-amplifier designed specifically for turntables) between your turntable and your speakers.

    Turning tables have a much lower voltage output than active speakers are designed for, the same as any amplifier that does not have a built in phono stage. Apart from increasing the voltage output, a phono stage will also equalise The bass and treble frequencies that your stylus will pick up from the vinyl - The manufacturing process of final means that the frequencies are out of balance.

    Project make a cheap phone stage.
     

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