Let me preface this by saying I have no experience with turntables whatsoever. My dad has a Gerrard turntable from the 70's that he thought was broken. As such, he bought a new one, figuring the Gerrard was shot. Since his stereo is a state of discombobulation, he hasn't used his new one yet. Enter me. I fixed the Gerrard, which apparantly just had a broken switch. (Back when "on" was operated by levers and pulleys.) I hooked it up to MY bookshelf system, and got nothing. I figured maybe the stylus was shot, and hooked up the new turntable, a Pro-Ject. (Never heard of 'em.) That one didn't work either. There is a very small amount of output, that makes the music barely audible with my stereo volume maxed. Both units have dual RCA plugs that I sent to my Video/Aux channel on my Aiwa shelf system. Do turntables need more gain than other units? Or am I missing something completely?