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Possible to connect a turntable to a TV?

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March 31, 2010 6:29:50 PM

Hello,
Can I connect a turntable directly to a TV (flatscreen) without a receiver? I just want to use my TV speakers to listen. Can someone give me directions how to do this if it is possible? Thanks!

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Anonymous
March 31, 2010 7:02:47 PM

Very unlikely to work directly. The signal from the turntable's phono pickup is at a very low level and needs equalisation -- this is normally done via a regular hifi amplifier. A line level signal from the amp's tape output might then be fed to a TV or other devices.

Now that some amplifiers are appearing without a phono input there are adapters available for those who still need to connect a turntable. Visit a hifi store or Tandy/Maplins.
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