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Cliff
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Distortion from needle.

Hello all, I purchased a cheap system on the internet to digitize my LP collection, a Gli-Pro Model #BD-1600, with an Audio-Technica cartridge.

The problem I've noticed is that with most LPs I get distortion when a singer's lyrics hit S's or when the drumers cymbles are hit or high notes from flutes.

Is this a limitation of the cartridge?

I'm thinking of upgrading to the Shure M97xE. Would this be a good upgrade for my system?

Any feed back would help.

TIA

Lamont Sanford
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Re: Distortion from needle.

It's not the limitation of your turntable. But it is the limitations of something else you are using like maybe a phono preamp, software, and so forth. Are you getting this distortion just playing LPs alone through your stereo system or is it a product of converting to digital? BTW, you're not using a cheap turntable for your type of project. You would have been just as better served using a cheap Audio-Technica AT-PL50 or its rebadged TEAC P-A688. Also, Radio Shack sells the same turntable under its own badge. Don't laugh. This cheapo gets the job done.

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Re: Distortion from needle.

Recheck the cartridge alignment and tonearm set up.

http://www.audiophilia.com/features/cartridge_setup.htm

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Re: Distortion from needle.

Thanks Lamont,

I listened to an LP directly from the mixer that had distortion after pop & click removal. It was clear. I checked the settings in my de-popper software and found one set to high that was causing the problem.

Thanks for the hint.

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Re: Distortion from needle.

Sanford & Son are here to serve. BTW, you have a good turntable. No need to upgrade to a Shure.

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