We were at the inlaws over the weekend and they sent back my wifes old sony midi hifi with us.. its got a turntable on top, tuner and twin tape decks.. yes i know its acient.. but its in pretty good condition.. they had it stores in the attic over the years.. she also had some records.. and after having to part with my Rega RP1 last week, i'd like to hook it up to my av receiver.. it does have stereo audio out, so that should be fine, i assume i just connect to the phono in on my denon 3310?
Now the thing is - the tuner works fine as does the tape decks.. but when i press the 'Phono' function button, the turntable hums but doesnt spin.. not sure how it works to be honest.. its possibly a 'direct drive' system? i dont want to spend money on getting anyway to look at it.. but would could likely be wrong ?
Also would the sound be anyway reasonable from it? The arm and stylus look very light.. but it would only be a stop gap till i could get the funds together for something better..
Failing a diy solution.. anyone any idea on what a repair might cost?