The Fives - Connecting to a Turntable
The Fives feature a dedicated phono input that will allow you to connect a turntable.
Standard stereo RCA cables (not included)
NOTE: Any retail store selling electronics or audio equipment should have RCA cables available. You will not need a specific brand or type. Just a standard stereo left and right RCA cable.
- Turntable (not included)
- Ground connection cable (not included, optional)
- If you have a grounding cable for your turntable, connect it to the GND connection on the back of The Fives and screw the terminal down to secure it in place
- Plug one end of the stereo RCA cables into the Phono input on the back of The Fives
- Plug the other end into the Audio Out RCA jacks of your turntable
- NOTE: Your turntable may have the RCA cables hard-wired into the turntable. Make sure the red RCA gets plugged into the red input on The Fives and the white RCA gets plugged into the white input on The Fives
- Set the source wheel on The Fives to Phono
If you are getting extremely quiet audio, or extremely loud and distorted audio, you may need to move the Phono/Line switch on the back of The Fives -
If your turntable has a switch to engage a built-in preamp, you will want to set that turntable's switch to 'Phono' and then set the 'Phono/Line' switch on The Fives to 'Phono' as well.
- NOTE: This setting will utilize the phono preamp that is built into The Fives. If you would rather use the phono preamp built into your turntable, you will want to set the switch, on both the turntable and The Fives, to 'Line'.
If your turntable does NOT have a phono preamp built into it, you will need to set the switch on the back of The Fives to 'Phono'.
- NOTE: This will be using the phono preamp that is built into The Fives.
As an added security feature, it is recommended to remove the RCA cables from the input jacks on The Fives before moving the Phono/Line switch. The setting may not change unless the RCA cables are unplugged and then plugged back in.
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