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Yes, absolutely you can connect a turntable to your Denon- but you will need a Phono Preamp to connect between the turntable and the receiver, as newer receivers don't have phono preamps built in. A phono preamp adjusts for the lower recorded signal of a turntable and can be purchased for between $25-$500 (the higher price being for audiophile-grade units). However a basic unit that will work for this is available at the link below.
You simply connect the turntable to the phono preamp "Inputs" and then run a set of RCA cables from the phon preamp "Outputs" to any of the red and white stereo Inputs on the Denon (CD, etc.).
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Okay then elaborate- where are you getting stuck? What is the make and model of the turntable?
Are you connecting the turntable to the phono preamp INPUTS- and the OUTPUTS to the Denon?
Have you selected the CD Input?
Remove the phono preamp from the mix so we can divide and conquer the problem. Connect the turntable directly to the CD Input, turn the volume up 1/3 of the way up and play a record. Any low level music coming form the Denon at all?
Yes, you have a bad cartridge or another issue with the turntable- its tough to say without swapping the cartridge. However any receiver will still play a low level, distorted signal from a turntable given the turntable is operational. The preamp is only to raise the signal 40 db and provide RIAA correction to equalize the sound. The Denon is indeed compatible with a turntable provided a preamp is used however- you have a different issue here and I would suggest replacing that cartridge as a first step towards correcting it.
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