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Username: Liquorice_eyes

Post Number: 1
Registered: Sep-04
I just bought a bush acoustics mtt2 turntable but have NO idea how to hook it up to anything so I can hear it. The pre-amp is really quiet. It's got phono conection that hooks up to auxiliary input. I know NOTHING about all this and really need some help. What do I need to do so I can just play my vinyls and be able to hear them? Please help!
 

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Username: Gman

Mt. Pleasant, SC

Post Number: 613
Registered: Dec-03
Does the preamp have a phono connection or just an auxiliary connection? Auxiliary connections almost never have the power to amplify the phono signal sufficiently for the pre-amp to use properly. They are for cd players, tuners, vcr's, etc--but not turntables.

If your preamp doesn't have a phono connection, you will need to purchase a phono amp and connect it to the auxiliary input on the preamp before you hook up your turntable to the phono amp.

While rare, some preamps have a phono input that is only compatible with a MM (Moving Magnet) or a MC (Moving Coil) cartridge. Hence you would buy the type of cartridge that is compatible with the input.

 

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I also have a MTT2 turntable and, while I can connect it up OK, I am unable to set the counterweight and anti-skating dial correctly. When I follow the instructions in the handbook, I end up with a tone arm which is so light that it jumps whether there is a scratch on the LP or not. The idea of keeping the stylus cover fitted while setting up seems odd to me.

When I try the Helpline I am just kept waiting forever.

Can anyone help, please.
 

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Username: Frank_abela

Berkshire UK

Post Number: 281
Registered: Sep-04
Richard,

If the stylus guard is part of the cartridge (i.e. remains attached to the cartridge when playing records), then it should stay put. If you need to remove the guard physically from the cartridge to play records, then you should setup the counterweight and anti-skate with the guard removed.

The tracking force that should be applied (typically 1.5 grams or above), is the force the cartridge applies to the record when it's playing. The anti-skate is a bit more variable.

Regards,
Frank.
 

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Username: Frank_abela

Berkshire UK

Post Number: 282
Registered: Sep-04
Harriet,

It sounds like your amp does not have a phono stage built into it if you're attaching the deck to the Aux input. The output of a record deck is about 1000 times lower than the standard 2 volts from a CD player or tuner. So the turntable needs an intermediate step-up called a phono stage. The most inexpensive phono stages I know are the NAD PP1 and the Project PhonoBox. The NAD has a captive lead to attach to the Aux input, whereas you'd need to buy a lead to go between the Project and the amp. These phono stages retail for around $70 and can be used into any amplifier. The Project allows you to use two types of cartridge in your deck. The NAD only allows you to use MM, which is what you'll have in your deck.

Regards,
Frank.
 

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Harriet,

I have this same turntable and it connects up fine to both the 'line in' of my PC's soundcard, and the 'aux in' of my stereo. This record deck does have a built in pre-amp so just connect it up and away you go.
Regards,
Tom
 

dee123
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Hi guys, just looking for some info on the Bush turntable range. I'm either gonna buy the MTT1 or MTT2 and was wondering about the sound quality of these decks (not looking for total "audiophile" performance) and which one is better? Not much difference in price so is the MTT2 the best choice?
 

remotestudios.com
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Harriet - I bought this turntable a few weeks ago and was told that it specifically needs connecting to the sockets marked AUX. Cant remember why but there was some technical reason!

dee123 - I think I remember the guys in Richer sounds saying that the MTT2 was slightly better, although in there the MTT1 is £20 cheaper. You cant close the lid on the MTT1 though when there's an LP playing as the turntable is smaller then the MTT2 by a couple of inches at least.
 

Cormac, Ireland
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You can connect the MTT2 to your tv using the AUX in or audio L + R. If you don't have these slots you can buy a scart converter for very cheap in most electrical stores.
 

JH33
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Help! Ive just broken a needle for my MTT2 decks. What do I need to do to replace it and where is the best place to by cartridge/needle from?
 

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Username: Jan_b_vigne

Dallas, TX

Post Number: 6621
Registered: May-04


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http://www.audioreplay.net/
 

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DAM I NEED HELP!!
I just purchased a harmen karden 3480 amplifier and a set of epos els303 speakers. Also a project moving magnet table. Now i set it all up and nothing but a load of distorted music. So I look at the amplifier guide and it says the amplifier is suitable for 9 ohm speakers mine are 4 ohm;( Is this what is causing the problem. Also the turntable has a built in pre amp and so does the amplifier can this also cause the distortion and poor quality. Please help I wont finshing paying for this lot before its too late
 

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I would like to know if there some place on the internet where I can buy a stylus/cartridge for the Bush MTT1 turntable or get a name and number for same. Please e-mail me "antony.stiegler@wanadoo.fr" if you know of something

 

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Username: Jam2none

Post Number: 1
Registered: Mar-06
hi i`ve just bought a MTT2 and connected it to my soundcard and works fine but when it`s connected to my amp the sound is distorted can anyone help cheers andy
 

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Username: Xplosivmetal

Post Number: 1
Registered: Mar-07
Andy, try connecting the spade connector to a grounding screw on the case of your pc, it may give you a better quality sound.
 

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Username: Stu_pitt

Irvington, New York USA

Post Number: 1627
Registered: May-05
A year and 8 days later? I think maybe Andy firured it out by now. Then again...
 

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Username: Artk

Albany, Oregon USA

Post Number: 4338
Registered: Feb-05
Perhaps...or perhaps he gave up....
 

Gold Member
Username: Nuck

Post Number: 6472
Registered: Dec-04
Lloyd didn't give up.

Like a pitbull with a hambone, that Lloyd.
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