AKAI 4000DS MK 2
Hello there all you tape heads,
Im new to this and have a problem ( I might be thick :) )
I have a nice serviced Akai 4000DS MK2 and want to record
my vinyl onto it.
I have a pioneer PL-12D turntable going thro a Cambridge audio amp.
So far so good I hear you cry well, I have correctly wierd it up, the turntable into phono, the tape ins and outs in the amp.
I go to record on the tape paused ready and checking the VU meters for levels, lovely big signal on the source but when I
switch it to the tape to see the signal to tape there is nothing?
When I plug my laptop straight in the back of the Akai ( 3mm minijack to phono ) I get a lovely signal
on both the source and tape monitor.
I have tried this with two different amps and same result, so its not the built in preamps for phono.
do I need a external preamp also ? or Im i big stupid .
Any advise would be great!