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I have a pair of stanton str8-80 turntables they are quite

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Hi, I have a pair of stanton str8-80 turntables they are quite old. I can't get any signal through the phono out on both turntables. I have searched and i can't find a switch to go from digital output to phono output. Any Ideas? I have tried an internet search and found other people with the same problem however i'v not found an answer. Other than no sound the turntables switch on no problem.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Electronics
Expert:  Steve G. replied 1 year ago.

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The Line Out/Phono Out switch is under the platter. Lift the mat up and rotate the platter and you will see it.

Let me know if you need further help.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for the reply.
The only switch under the platter is a red 230/115 switch for voltage europe/america.
Expert:  Steve G. replied 1 year ago.

Hi again, I'm sorry for the delay. We have had a big snow event which kept me off line for a few days.

I'm not sure then if that one has a switch.

I am going to opt out of this question which will allow other experts to chime in.

Hold on.

Expert:  green-owl replied 1 year ago.

Hi. I don't have the table to check but while researching this i found this post:

mentioning to remove the slipmat and look under the plater for the phono switch.

I don't think a switch is needed to have digital out (it should be always on). You will have a problem if your amp only have a line in and the tables are set to phono out (without a dual output level, a pre amp is needed for some). I would need the amp model number to see if it can take phono in.