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Why would interconnects cause hum?

Hi guys I have a Project Debut Carbon hooked up to a Rega Brio R integrated amp using stock interconnects and ground wire. 

I purchased a Chord Crimson Vee 3 RCA interconnects hoping to enhance my audio pleasure but these raved about cables just introduce crazy hum on my set up. 

Would appreciate any advice. 

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Return them to where you purchased them. Any decent dealer should have some sort of return policy.

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They work perfectly at the

They work perfectly at the dealership. 

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I'm wondering if anyone has a

I'm wondering if anyone has a better domestic understanding of the issue. Could it be a ground loop should I be using cheater plugs and for the TT or Amp

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Please do not duplicate posts

I have deleted your other threads asking the same question.

Thanks.

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I'd at least try cheater plugs.

Strange deal when no issues at the audio shop but issues at home.  I'd probably try some easy things to see if you can discern what is causing the hum.  I'd try other internconnects between the turntable and amp for starters then try cheater plugs (one at a time) to see if you can tell if either item is contributing to the hum.  Good luck!

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Some interconnects, such as the Audioquest Diamondback and others, use a 3-wire system where the shield is only connected at one end and the two inside wires carry the signal. I think your cables use this configuration.

This is not as good as a balanced interconnect system, but it does improve the audio in some cases between pieces of gear because the shield carries no signal current.

This floating shield does not work with most turntables, as you have found; it causes a bad hum.

You need standard coaxial cables with a single center conductor and a shield for use with your turntable.

I suggest the Audioquest Golden Gate RCA interconnects, which Music Direct and Amazon sell.

 

 

 

shawndaiki wrote:

Hi guys I have a Project Debut Carbon hooked up to a Rega Brio R integrated amp using stock interconnects and ground wire. 

I purchased a Chord Crimson Vee 3 RCA interconnects hoping to enhance my audio pleasure but these raved about cables just introduce crazy hum on my set up. 

Would appreciate any advice. 

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Thank you so much commsysman.

Thank you so much commsysman. Will check those cables out. 

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