I'd appreciate your guys' help. I have a record player I bought about 5/6 years ago brand new and since then it has been hooked up to 1970's reciever and it has been working great. I have recently bought a Sony surround sound 5.1 set, and I plugged my record player into the back of the surround sound, and on the very highest max volume I can just barely hear my record player. The surround sound has three options of plugging in audio, TV, SAT, and CD. I can only hear the record player when plugged into the CD outlets and it's barely there. Is there anything else I can try? do i need to buy some add-on chords or something? am i as dumb as i look? what will i get for christmas this year? thank you to all for your help. I'm so bad at these things, the answer is probably very clear but im too dumb to realize it.