Hi. I am new to this forum and have posted a related question on another forum. Unfortunately, I have not received any help. My original question related to the very low sound level that I get when I hook up my turntable to my new AV receiver (ie, via an external preamp). I know there's nothing wrong with the tt and the preamp since I use them both with my old AV receiver and I get excellent result. Now, I've been wondering if it is possible to connect the turntable directly to my recorder, actually by-passing the amp. Is it safe and will I get the desired sound level from the recording by going this route? I am asking this because I have many LPs that I want to digitize. Your comments or suggestions will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.