The Technics does not have a built in phono preamp. I will assume your amp doesn't support a phono input either.
Got my brother's Technics 1200 MK II table and after cleaning up candle wax and what looked like dried up Bourbon from under the platter (hey it is a DJ table) and adjusting the arm height and stylus weight started spinning records.
I have not had this much fun in over 25 years, how I wish I had kept my own records. Just for fun I queued up the Eagles Hotel California on both the table and CD and started switching back and forth for a quick comparison. WOW the sound from the table is more "real" more "dimensional", you can almost smell the music if that makes sense :-), the treble MUCH better than CD (player is a well liked Marantz CD67SE), the sound is just more relaxed. Now I know what is meant by CD haze, just not there with records.
I ordered an Ortofon 2M Blue and can't wait to get it. Guess I'm finally back to vinyl after a long absence, better late then never ;-)