Originally Posted by ss9001
That what I'd check too, make absolutely sure you have ity plugged into the phono inputs & not a line level (like CD) input. If it is accidently plugged into a line input, then you would get very low sound output.
Also, JohnLA is correct. Your Stanton is a high output MM cart. so the Pioneer should have no problems boosting its output to the proper level. Most moving coils, OTOH, require a step-up transformer or phono pre-preamp first.
I also checked the Stanton's specs & it is a DJ cartridge. While you may like the sound, you may find it will gradually wear your records faster. If you become interested in another cartridge there are many reasonably priced ones to choose. Shure & Audio Technica are still around, along with Denon, Ortofon to name a few.
Just make sure it has high output, say > 2-2.5 mv to use with the Pioneer. You may want to call a company like Acoustic Sounds, The Needle Doctor, Elusive Disc, Music Direct that sell turntables & cartridges to see what's a good match with your TT.
I thank everyone for taking the time to share past knowledge of phono and receiver setup. I am at a cross road on this one. I have been using TT since 1975 and I know the setup is simple. I use this TT with Yamaha RXv3000 and we all love it. Since I sold my Yamaha last September, I have had no reason to continue using the TT.
I tested the TT even with a Sony TA E9000eS, works fine.
Here comes Sc-09TX, no real big screen to hook it to, the only peripherals right now areIpod, which works great, and Phono.
Two of my Kenwood Mega changers will be here next week.
I already checked the inputs, you can not go wrong with the insertion of red and white rca cable. Also used the ground cable.
I have already sent a message to Pioneer. I should get some sort of response from the tech support department by next week.
I got to Pioneer FAQ and according to the knowledge database, Pioneer wrote that their receivers only work with magnetic type cartridges. If one wants to use other type, a phono pre amp will be used in between the receiver and phono.
So I wrote to ask if Pioneer does have a specific cartridge/stylus that will work with the PL-L1000A and SC09tX and A-71 amp.
I remember several years ago, there is a special cartridge/stylus sold for about $35.00 that works with this turntable.
Waiting for Pioneer for direction.
I know the TT is not defective, and all parts, buttons work with no flaws.
If any Sc09tx owners do have access to any turntable, please test.
Maybe Pioneer forgot to do something or it is a bug.
Again, thanks all for your inputs.
George T. Omoregie.