Hi, I'm having some issues with my new setup and I need some feedback.
I recently purchased:
a pair of Kenwood 165Watt max/60Watt min/8ohm 3 way speakers.
a Kenwood Integrated amplifier 7100a model (circa 1979).
I hooked up everything to my turntable and when I turn the amp on the sound is VERY loud and its not very clear. With the volume knob at 0, I can barely turn it and it will be too loud. I"m not sure whats going on.
I tried using a different pair of speakers (Technics 3 way speaker) and the sound was better but the loudness was too high and the volume knob was barely above 0.
What am I doing wrong? My turntable does not come with a ground wire, could this be a problem? I'm using 16 gauge wire with pin connectors at the ends of each wire to the speakers and the Amplifier wire terminals. Basically if you raise the volume just a bit you get a bunch of distortion. Any ideas on what could be causing this?