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May 21, 2010 4:16:12 PM

I have a dyna reflex turntable that I haven't used for 20 years. The stylus was broken so I got a new one. I attached it to the phone inputs of same receiver (Technics) that played fine 20 years ago.
I am confused as to why I get very low sound. I remember listening to records very loudly with the same turntable, receiver, and speakers. The tuner and CD work fine.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Geo. :heink: 

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May 21, 2010 7:40:24 PM

deepn6 said:
I have a dyna reflex turntable that I haven't used for 20 years. The stylus was broken so I got a new one. I attached it to the phone inputs of same receiver (Technics) that played fine 20 years ago.
I am confused as to why I get very low sound. I remember listening to records very loudly with the same turntable, receiver, and speakers. The tuner and CD work fine.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Geo. :heink: 


You bought a substitute stylus that is a different spec, and does not really match the original?
The capacitors inside the phono preamp input circuit are going bad from age, and should be replaced. This happens on old amplifiers. A good tech can bring it up to spec.
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May 21, 2010 9:14:52 PM

Thanks for your answer. I did buy a substitute stylus.
You bring up two issues: the substitute stylus and the capacitors inside the phono preamp. Which one do you think it is?
Thanks, Geo.
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May 21, 2010 9:45:08 PM

more likely the stylus, unfortunately, most manufacturers have stopped making good phono cartridges. Shure M97 Xe is a good choice, they still make that one. I would not buy audio technica.
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May 22, 2010 2:05:02 AM

O.K. Thanks.
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