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If you just recently started listening to records or have just recently noticed an issue with your player not being as loud as it used to be then this article is for you! In this article we will discuss what those things are that might be causing the issue and what you can do to fix it.
So, why is my record player quiet?
There are a few possible reasons why your record player is quieter than it has been before. It could be an issue with:
- Your cartridge
- Your Needle
- Your tonearm
- Your speakers
- Poor quality player
We will discuss each of those in more detail in the rest of this article.
Before we begin it is important to understand that all of the music you will listen to with your record player will be noticeably quieter compared to the music from a CD player or even from bluetooth speakers connected to your phone.
Records are older technology so there is no way they are going to be as loud as the newest stereos or record players will be.
If your record player has become quieter over time then this isn’t the issue and you should keep reading for possible solutions.
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One possible issue when it comes to the volume not being loud enough on your record player is an issue with your cartridge. Cartridges will wear out over time so the low volume could be caused by it wearing out.
The easiest way to know if this is the issue is to replace it and see if it fixes the problem. If it doesn’t you simply return the new cartridge and put the old one back on your player. Cartridges will last much longer than the needle so if your player is relatively new than this shouldn’t be the issue.
If you are unsure how to replace the cartridge then check out the video below for more information.