Distortion from technics 1210

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi and General Audio' started by Chris Larkham, Feb 8, 2019.

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    Chris Larkham

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    Hi - Before I go completely mad I was wondering if anyone can help me.........
    Story so far: Have 1 1210 already - great sound and really happy with so treated myself to a second (ebay sold as perfect).
    Plugged it in the mixer to get hideous hum so investigated and found audio leads been upgraded by twisting new ones on ends of old ones!! Anyway easily sorted with new pair installed right back to whence they originate. (Im handy with a soldering iron).
    Hum gone, but now can play it the signal sounds distorted. Not cartridge or stylus (Stanton 505) as works great on other deck.
    Am I right in thinking there are no electronics in the turntable (for the audio) and basically the cartridge connects straight to the output leads? If thats the case how can distortion be introduced if its a straight thro connection?!!!.
    (Have metered from cart to output leads and have no shorts etc). Also have set it up mechanically (balence etc)

    Any ideas? Thanks!
     
    Chris Larkham, Feb 8, 2019
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