Topic: dimwitted turntable question
hey. i always made do with a crappy aiwa turntable that i got with my system in 1999 because i didn't have any money to get a better one. today i was given a much nicer unit (a 'dual cs 505-2') by my girlfriends uncle as he was never going to use it any more. it works really nice on me headphones, but when i try and get it to play through speakers it is incredibly quiet, i have to turn it up to 40 to hear it that well, and my old one worked fine at 15 or so.
am i missing something? the turntable is quite old and my system is mostly shit, am i always going to have to use the headphones to listen to vinyl on it?
do i need a 'pre-amp' or something? i haven't a clue about stereos.