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Loud bang from speakers

When I lift LP record off the TT, a very loud sound (60-100 Hz) comesout of speakers. So I always reduce the volume considerably to changethe record. The tonearm wire is properly grounded to the phono preampground terminal. I also tried to ground the chassis by connecting awire from tonearm base to ground receptacle of AC plug. All failed tosolve the problem. I think it is a static induced problem. The worst part is there is a very loud pop once in awhile during the play especially in winter. The humidity in the room is60 - 65%. I'd appreciate your suggestion.

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    Same issue here!


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I would suggest that you check the condition of the stylus, because the sound could be prouduced when the needle is lifted and the diamond tip is damaged so it makes a loud noise, normally a loud crack.

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