Question about Technics SL-1210MK5 Turntable
Its one of the 4 the wires not connected properly inbeetween the needle and the arm. the bass makes it connect and disconnect.
Posted on Jun 13, 2009
You are probably using Ortofon Concorde series cartridges or similar - cartridges that look like the Concorde airplane. These all in one designs, do not connect well to the Technics 1200s series tonearm. So, you'll have connectivity issues during play.
Licking the cartridge is not recommended, as it will eventually rust out your tonearm, and then you will have permanent sound issues, and the only way to correct this is to replace the tonearm.
Ortofon has addressed this issue by issuing the OM series Cartridges, which are the same models as the Concorde series, but mounted to Technics Headshells. Using Technics headshells is your best option, so optimally, you'll want to eventually get this replaced.
If you do not want to get this replaced, then I would suggest investing in some sort of contact spray. Instead of licking your cartridges, spray this inside the tonearm, and you'll be good throughout the night. Since it is an oil based spray, it will not dry out so easily, like saliva. In addition, it cleans, and provides protection on the contacts.
The Technics Expert
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
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