Question about Philips gemini XL-500 II Turntable
When the tone arm gets towards the end of the disc, there is a loud 50Hz hum coming through the amp & speakers. At the begining of the disc everything is quiet. Everything is earthed correctly and this problem started one day quite suddenly. Sony dealer says this is too old to be economically repaired; anybody got any good ideas? The deck is only a few years old.
I have Origin Live Aurora turntable and Origin Live Encounter tonearm with Clearaudio Virtuoso Wood cartridge. When I lift record off the turntable, a very loud sound (60-100 Hz) comes out of speakers. So I always reduce the volume considerably to change the record. The tonearm wire is properly grounded to the phono preamp ground terminal. I also tried to ground the chassis by connecting a wire from tonearm base to ground receptacle of AC plug. All failed to solve the problem. The worst part is there is a very loud pop once in a while during the play especially in winter. The humidity in the room is 60 - 65%. I'd appreciate your suggestion.
To me it sounds like there is a problem wth the wiring from the tonearm i would check that all your connections are firmly sodered in place it sounds like there is just a loose wire that is losing its ground connection.
Posted on Jul 07, 2009
HAVE YOU GOT ANY OTHER EQUIPMENT CONNECTED IF SO DISCONNECT THEM THEN JUST USE THE AMP,DECK AND SPEAKERS AND MAKE SURE THERE IS NOTHING ELSE PLUGGED INTO THE SAME CONNECTING LINE
THEN ADD THE OTHER ITEMS ONE BY ONE
Posted on Nov 30, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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