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Re: project elemental usb newbie

Postby themisto462 » 12 Jan 2018 20:12

russellbig40 wrote:sorry if I'm being a pain in the arse but I'm still learning about it all


Don't worry, we all started from zero somewhen... .
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Re: project elemental usb newbie

Postby russellbig40 » 12 Jan 2018 23:28

i gotta admit i am impressed with the turntable just wish it was a bit louder though, knowing me I'm probably doing something wrong
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Re: project elemental usb newbie

Postby themisto462 » 15 Jan 2018 12:27

russellbig40 wrote:...the sound is awesome just very quite and i gotta turn the volume up to almost max...


Hello Russ.

To rule out misunderstandings: This is your turntable?

pro-ject_elemental_usb_phono_b_0577_0_0small.jpg


I'm asking, because there is a variant of the Pro-Ject Elemental without build in phono pre- amplifier... .

If this is your turntable, you could try another Line Input at your amplifier (for example CD or Tuner ) and "look", whether the volume is now at a normal level. If you still have to turn up the volume till maximum, I would guess, that the build in pre- amplifier of the turntable could be defective... .

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Re: project elemental usb newbie

Postby russellbig40 » 15 Jan 2018 14:38

yeah thats my turntable, if i play my cd's at half volume its loud on the turn table its sorta quarter volume so to get the same volume i gotta turn my volume up to three quarters
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Re: project elemental usb newbie

Postby themisto462 » 15 Jan 2018 16:51

From your first description I thought, that you had to set the volume to max and the music was as quiet that you could hear nearly nothing... .

But your latest description leads me to the guess, that this difference of the volume is normal.

It is quite to be expected, that there is a difference between the volume of the turntable and other components like a CD player or a tuner, because the volume of the turntable depends on the output voltage of the cartridge and the gain level of the phono pre- amplifier.
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Re: project elemental usb newbie

Postby russellbig40 » 15 Jan 2018 18:30

i thought it would be on a par for the volume but thank you for the information you have bee really helpful
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Re: project elemental usb newbie

Postby willwill » 18 Jan 2018 10:52

Also notice that you maybe listening "loudness war" cd and lp with much greater dynamic range.

Music can be compressed to sound more loud. Does it sound better? No. So why? Long story.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loudness_war
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