A lot of people don't realise that record decks will not normally work straight away with their stereo or home cinema system.
Record decks output at a much lower level than CD players, cassette decks or other audio devices. As a result, if you plug a record deck into an auxillary input on your amplfier, you will hear a distorted, quiet sound.
Back in the '80s, most amplifiers came with a 'Phono' input. This input was built with a phono stage in it - a separate pre-amplifier that boosted and equalised the signal from the record deck so that it sounded perfect.
However, with the decline in the popularity of record decks, most amplifiers now do not come with a 'Phono' input. Instead, if you intend to use a record deck, you must buy a separate phono stage.
Simply plug your record deck into the phono stage, and then use a separate phono lead to connect the phono stage to the auxillary input in your ampllifier.
You can always call us for advice on setting up if you are unsure.