Quad 2. Increase input from Goldring deck into Quad 2.

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    Terence D

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    Hi I have just linked a Goldring GL75 deck , Shure cartridge, into a Quad 2 valve system . The pre amp has an R8 can . I find that I need the volume control at max for a decent sound so would like to know how to increase the output from the deck. With the Quad tuner volume control is 3.
    By the way, I still have the original deck , Garrard 301 with TPA10 pick up arm and GMC-5 stylus . What is the chance of finding a new stylus. Also the transformer can linked between stylus and amp. Would that amplify the output from my Goldring if I wired it in ?
    Anyway look forward to any advice.
     
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    LiloLee Blah, Blah, Blah.........

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    What transformer is it that you are talking about? If it is a MM phono transformer then yes connect it up and then plug it into the tape or mic, and not the PU as the RIAA correction will applied twice.
     
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    The coil fitted between the garrard stylus and Quad pre amp is a transformer in a can.
    It’s refered to as a coupling transformer T.P.1 The primary of the coil is connected to the pick up arm ( garrard moving coil pick up type GMC -5 ) and the secondary to the input of the pre amp
    I think I have seen that the primary coil has a resistance of a few ohms and the secondary mega ohms.
    So would connecting this to the Goldring deck increase its output .

    Regards
     
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    You cant use an moving coil step up transformer to increase the output of a moving magnet cartridge.
     
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