I'm not so sure about that unit. Of course, there are the obvious quality issues... but I don't see any EQ switching on the unit -- and, if I recall correctly, an aux (LINE) input still requires an RIAA equalization curve -- and a ceramic phono input does not. Treating them as one-size-fits-all is questionable at best. (If I'm right, of course.) It may well be that they output with the proper EQ curve to go from a mag cartidge to an aux (LINE) level and let the chips fall were they might with the (now less common) ceramic photo input... but it's hard to say from their info.
Anyhow, it's semi-certain your table has a magnetic phono cartridge. Back in the 60s ceramic (aka 'crystal') cartridges were common because they were cheap to make and they put out a much higher output, meaning cheap hi fi makers could save money on the low-level preamp required for a typical mag cartridge. Anyhow, the easy way to tell is to determine the model number of the cartridge which should be right on it since you need that to buy new stylii (needles).
Last edited by theblue1; 04-30-2003 at 11:48 AM.
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