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Topic # 196555 4-Jun-2016 09:32
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Mum in laws CD player has died.

 

It's part of an old Sony system (HDC-A17K).

 

It's important for her to be able to listen to radio, CD and vinyl (and no, she would prefer not to buy a new one, not even 2nd hand).

 

She's got a 2nd stereo where CD and radio works just fine.

 

Is it possible to connect the vinyl player to this one?

 

On the Sony stereo, where it's currently connected, it's plugged into phono at the back.

 

Can it be connected to Line In on the other stereo?

 

If so, is there a converter from phono (2 cables) to Line In (which is one cable)?

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1565535 4-Jun-2016 09:43
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Yes, what you need is a phono pre-amplifier.

 

eg.

 

Behringer Ultra Compact Phono Preamp PP400

 

Stereo Mini Kit Phono Turntable RIAA

 

You then need 2xRCA to 3.5mm adapter to plug it in

 

3.5mm to 1.8 stereo female to 2 male RCA

 

 




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  Reply # 1565537 4-Jun-2016 09:47
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OK, thanks.
Might be better to find a 2nd hand stereo after all, as I can get it for same price as the pre amp

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  Reply # 1565570 4-Jun-2016 10:29
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Good luck finding something of that vintage where everything works properly, CD players have a habit of dying.


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  Reply # 1570389 12-Jun-2016 11:04
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  Reply # 1570392 12-Jun-2016 11:15
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Thanks

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  Reply # 1570434 12-Jun-2016 12:41
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I did this for an older family friend by joining the phono from an old broken Philips to a more modern Sony. I used the $30 Jaycar pre-amp and the sound quality was surprisingly good. Not difficult to do at all.

 

 





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  Reply # 1592344 14-Jul-2016 10:23
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Hi,

Would the record player work with a Denon Model D-5500?


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  Reply # 1592369 14-Jul-2016 10:42
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danepak: Hi,

Would the record player work with a Denon Model D-5500?

 

Well, googling that model came up with the very listing you've pulled that image from!

 

Looking at that photo up-close shows there's a "phono" input, which would totally indicate this unit has a built-in pre-amp. This is even stated in the auction's description.




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  Reply # 1592715 14-Jul-2016 18:51
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Thanks mate.

 

I don't know a lot about this, which is why I'm asking here.
Wasn't sure if the built in pre-amp still would be good enough for her existing record player.
I would hate her to go and spend the money, if the stuff didn't work.




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  Reply # 1601237 30-Jul-2016 10:29
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Got the Denon stereo. Works well, but can't connect record player. There's a tiny power cable, which went into the old Sony stereo. There's nowhere to power the Sony record player on the Denon, from what I can see.

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  Reply # 1601239 30-Jul-2016 10:33
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Looks specific to the Sony. Either find out what voltage it is and make an adapter, or buy a generic record deck that uses it's own power supply. 




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  Reply # 1601240 30-Jul-2016 10:39
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Thanks for your reply.
This is the model.
Is it easy to make an adapter for a newbie/clueless person?

http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/sony_stereo_turntable_system_ps_lx52p.html

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  Reply # 1601248 30-Jul-2016 10:47
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Looks like it just needs a 12V DC power supply. Jaycar should be able to supply, but you'll need to come up with an adapter. Personally I'd cut the end off both and solder, but you could get away with a chocolate block (also available from jaycar).




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  Reply # 1601349 30-Jul-2016 13:44
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It worked!!!

 

Thanks for your help. Did the chocolate block thing!


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