SONY STR-DB2000 QS Dolby Digital Receiver - Phono stage problems.

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I am currently using a SONY STR-DB2000 QS Dolby Digital Receiver. (don't ask). I am happy with the sound I am getting from various sources via the various inputs, i.e. CD/MD/DVD/FM/TV/VIDEO etc. However, as I have mentioned before, I am far from happy with the sound I am getting from my Phono input. I am having to turn the volume up to almost full, to get a reasonable volume from the turntable. But because this is so high, I am getting background hum. I am sure there is something wrong, but I cant put my finger on it. I am worried in case I forget to turn the volume down, and blow my speakers or something :nerves: .

Could it be the built in Phono stage is for a MM cartridge, and that the MC cartridge I am using is not suitable?. I even contemplated buying a MC phono stage, and feeding it into an AUX input. I have tried searching on line without any success.

Any suggestions or ideas appreciated:upgrade:.

 

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The Sony site helpfully says PHONO INPUT - YES...

Something you already established yourself.

I guess you are on target by stating it is a MM stage only and you need more gain to serve up from your MC.

External phono stage.

 

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The Sony site helpfully says PHONO INPUT - YES...Something you already established yourself.

I guess you are on target by stating it is a MM stage only and you need more gain to serve up from your MC.

External phono stage.
The manual is about as much use an an ashtray on a motorbike :roll: . Looking like I might need a MC phonostage then :dunno: .

 

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If you get the girl too...

On the same page it also lists a Cambridge 640 for 100 quid and Musical Fidelity for less.

They both get decent write ups and I am not sure how much you want to spent.

I bought a Dino/Dino+ combo about two yrs back as I am looking to upgrade to MC in the future.

They come up second hand sometimes and particularly for MC, they get good reviews too.

Flexible in terms of cartridge loading etc.

 

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Jeff, I've used Sony AV receivers in the past and have yet to see one with anything but an mm phono input - perhaps some of the higher end ones have switchable mc stages, but as a rule of thumb, if it only has one setting it's odds on to be mm.

Cor, I may actually just have posted some useful info on the wam. Break out the bunting, for that is a rare thing indeed!

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Martin

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I knew it would not be long before a real anorak came along :geek: . However, a definition of "Rule of thumb" reveals,

A rule of thumb is a principle with broad application that is not intended to be strictly accurate or reliable for every situation. So that's your idea out of the window ;-) . You're probably right. :^

 

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I knew it would not be long before a real anorak came along :geek: . However, a definition of "Rule of thumb" reveals, A rule of thumb is a principle with broad application that is not intended to be strictly accurate or reliable for every situation. So that's your idea out of the window ;-) . You're probably right. :^
Ahem, well, strictly speaking, an idea is an intangible - having no physical presence it is incapable of motion. So that's your 'that's your idea out of the window' out of another window.

I am right though.

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jkbmusic

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If you get the girl too... On the same page it also lists a Cambridge 640 for 100 quid and Musical Fidelity for less.

They both get decent write ups and I am not sure how much you want to spent.

I bought a Dino/Dino+ combo about two yrs back as I am looking to upgrade to MC in the future.

They come up second hand sometimes and particularly for MC, they get good reviews too.

Flexible in terms of cartridge loading etc.
I saw these also. However I think if an MC Phono stage is the answer, then I think it would make more sense to buy a new CAMBRIDGE AUDIO AZUR 651P with guarantee etc. for £119.95. I know they have mixed reviews, but this seems to be the answer to my problem.

 

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