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What's wrong with my turntable?

hello to everyone,
i have a problem with my direct drive [techniques 1210 mk2] turntable. Whenever a vocal with a 'sh' [or something similiar, like a 'f' or 'ch'] is sung, a fuzz surrounds it as it is amplified through the speaker. I have tried other records and it occurs on them all,; i have also changed the needle and cartridge, but it hasn't helped.
Any ideas?
Michael

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Re: What's wrong with my turntable?

Is the noise common to both channels?

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Re: What's wrong with my turntable?

When I read the sounds you mention, my first thought was of a mistracking cartridge.

When you set up your cartridge, did you use an alignment and tracking force devices?

This may be a simple fix.

As Joe, mentions, give us the boring details, too!

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Re: What's wrong with my turntable?

Plus,when was the last time you replaced the stylus ?

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Re: What's wrong with my turntable?

Thanks for the input,
some more information for you: it only occurs with the turntable, the other channels are fine [cd, tv etc]. I didn't align the cartridge/needle with any precision, i just fixed it by hand. The needle and cartridge are brand new.
If you need me to tell you more, you'll have to be specific...i'm new to this world.
Thanks again.
Michael.

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Hi again
I am sorry but my English is not that good to be able to explain what to do and how to align your cartridge.The only advise i can give you is stop playing any records till someone else tell you what to do.If you keep playing your records,you'll ruin them beyond repair !

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Re: What's wrong with my turntable?

Yiangos is right, stop playing records until you deal with the turntable/cartridge problem. Unless there is some drag on the arm, the problem is almost certainly cartridge alignment. Either way, continued playing will damage the records and may not help that new stylus either.

You say the cartridge and the stylus are both new. Unless you bought them by mail, your best first source for advice and perhaps for direct assistance is to go back where you bought them and describe your problem. Cartridge set-up is usually a bit much for a beginner. It takes not only some experience, but some tools that you probably don't have. Most sellers of analog equipment are willing and able to provide set-up services.

Good Luck,

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Re: What's wrong with my turntable?

Cool, problem figured out.

I'll go and look for a web link that might be helpful, but Cheapskate is right, time for some assitance in person.

Where do you live? Maybe an audiophile is close by!

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thanks for the websites..i'll have a look now

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Re: What's wrong with my turntable?

The information below is where you can get a stylus protractor to align cartridges. I got this from www.enjoy the music.com .

This protractor tool is used for your vinyl turntable to insure proper alignment of the cartridge on your tonearm. This version is printed on a high quality cardboard sheet 4 inches wide by 7 inches long (DL or a C5 envelope for my European and overseas friends). All i ask is that you send your request with a self addressed stamped envelope inside that will fit the protractor to the dude nearest to you. Below is the listing of the locations where it is available for free:

Mike Clapperton
P.O. Box 2133
Link Hills
3652
Natal
South Africa

Melbourne Audio Club Inc
P.O. Box 27
Forest Hills Vic
3131
Australia

Sead Lejlic
Alipasina 45-a
71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Tony Maresch
5th Floor, 6075 Yonge St.
Toronto, Ontario
M2M 3W2
Canada

Jacques Daigneau
46 avenue du bois de verrieres
92160 Antony
France

Hartmut Quaschik
Strassl ins Holz 19
81829 Munich
Germany

Dr. Lucio Cadeddu
Dept. of Mathematics
University of CAGLIARI
Via Ospedale 72
09124 Cagliari
Italy

Paul K K Chin
156, Holiday Park,
Bakam, 98000 Miri,
Sarawak,
Malaysia

Andr

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