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Jaeon
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My Turntable has a pre amp in it

Hi,

I got my Scott 460A integrated Amp back after 25 years, divorce don't ya know. I have a turntable that has a pre-amp that I was using hooked to my computer. What happens if I hook the turntable to my Scott? There is a toggle on the Scott for Hi or Lo phono sensitivity but I don't think that has anything to do with this but rather the cartridge.

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Hook it up to one of the

Hook it up to one of the regular, line level inputs and you should be fine. The tuner input, for example.

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I will give it a try and

I will give it a try and report back. Thanks

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Well I'll be a monkey's Uncle

Worked fine. I then looked up my turntable on the net, an old Teac budget job and while reading reviews I was reminded that a switch under the platter optioned pre-amp on or off. I turned it off and hooked to the tuner input. Sounds better. It would be nice to have a higher end turntable but that won't happen. I don't think I will be listening to my albums much. What I should do is get a cleaning system for the discs. I had a discwasher but gave to to my daughter. I had hundreds of albums and still do but she has a bunch...her turn to move them. Thanks for your suggestion

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Given you can deactivate the

Given you can deactivate the preamp in your table, you have the option of using the preamp equalization of your Scott by hooking it up to one of the phono inputs with your table preamp off or using the line level input with your table preamp section turned on. You can hook it up to either phono input to see which works best with your cartridge if you don't know what you have.

The phono inputs on your Scott provide the equalization needed for the turntable and so the table's preamp should be turned off for use with this method. The line level "tuner, aux" method applies no phono equalization and so the table's preamp section should be turned on to achieve this.

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I switched the built in

I switched the built in preamp back on and I'm not getting anything when I plug the turntable into the tape, cd or video inputs. So then I got an external BBE phono preamp, hooked it up and turned the built in preamp off and i can barely hear static, popping and music when the volume is turned way up.

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Preamp Issues

To repeat; the phono inputs of the receiver must only be used when the phono preamp of the turntable is turned OFF. Cycle the switch ON and OFF many times to ensure good contact in there. Old switches may have oxidized contacts.

If you use an external phono stage, either the one in the turntable base or another one, the signal must go to a line-level input of the receiver, such as AUX, TUNER, Video, etc.

Since you are gotting only noise, it seems that you may have a bad input selector switch on the receiver. Get some spray-on Control Cleaner (make sure it is safe for plastics) and spray it into the contact area of the switch (behind the front panel. Rotate the switch while spraying it. This may help.

Hook the input jacks you are plugging the phono preamp outs into to another source, such as a CD player or tuner or whatever, and verify that that channel actually works with another signal source.

TimiSchor wrote:

I switched the built in preamp back on and I'm not getting anything when I plug the turntable into the tape, cd or video inputs. So then I got an external BBE phono preamp, hooked it up and turned the built in preamp off and i can barely hear static, popping and music when the volume is turned way up.

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