I just installed an Ortofon 2M Blue and a Pro-Ject Tube Box SE II. My turntable is a Technics SL-1200MK2. I am experiencing a lot of hiss and pops with this new cartridge that I did not experience with my old Shure M97XE. I balanced the tone arm and set the dial to zero, ten attempted the set the tracking force to the recommended 1.6-2.0g. Unfortunately I was only able to go up to 1.5 since the counterweight was as far in as it could go at that point. I'm also never sure what to set the height and anti-skating to. It's seems to be much easier to skip now when walking by the player.
I'm sure that I am doing something glaringly wrong here. Any thoughts?