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I have my Stanton T80 turntable hooked up to my Yamaha rx-v565 receiver via red/white audio. The receiver has two mode options for this input: Analog or Direct. Which one am I supposed to use? I can notice a slight audio difference between the two, and also when I have it on Analog, it seems like I can hear the dim audio coming straight from the turntable more audibly. But when I set it on Direct, you can barely tell it's there. What is the difference between audio quality? Should I have it set to Direct since it's not a "phono" input? Thanks...
 

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Not sure why you don't use digital with that turntable? The manual seems to indicate that it supports digital (assuming I download the proper manual.)


The manual I downloaded shows a phono/line selector. You would want to use line as the 565 lacks a phono input (a phono input is different than line level, and the once common input on receivers is now uncommon.)
 

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Yeah it does support digital, will it be a big difference? I guess the reason I just started with red/white was because in my head I thought of it as the more "pure" way to hook up a turntable, but maybe I'm over thinking it? Just buy the digital coax cable and go with that then?


And yeah I have it hooked up right now with the "Line" selection from the turntable and Direct on the receiver.
 

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Ok I just took an rca video cable and used that as the digital coax, and it's working fine. It doesn't really sound any different than the red/white, but one cable is better than two.


Anyway my initial question still persists, in that if I use the "Direct" setting I barely hear any sound coming from directly in the turntable, but I have no bass. And I set the receiver to "PCM," I get bass but at the same time the sound coming from the turntable is more audible. Is there a way to cease the faint music coming from directly out of the turntable, or is that just normal operation?
 

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Sorry for bumping a 10 day old topic, but curiosity is killing me on this one lol. Can anyone give me some insight to my question above about hearing the sound that comes directly from the turntable while in PCM mode? I mean I'm sitting 20 ft away from the turntable, and I can hear it right along with the sound coming out of the speakers, and I can't imagine that's right. Where as if I set the receiver to "direct," I can't hear the turntable audio but then I lose the benefit of having bass through the subwoofer.


And by this "turntable audio," I mean that if (normally) put your ear right up to the turntable, you can faintly hear the song/beat coming from it. That's how it is for me in "Direct" mode, but in "PCM" as I said it is MUCH more audible, I can hear it right along with the music coming out of the speakers.
 

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No clue why ANY sound would come directly from the turntable.


If I was you, I would use PCM (straight), not Direct mode to take advantage of your powered sub. Sounds like there's no real problem otherwise.
 
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