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Wiring cartridge can you tell me how to wire the red,green,white,blue and black wires coming from the cartridge into the inside of the unit. i have soldered the wires in pairs on the circuit board where there are three points where it says Rin gnd, and Lin. I put the black on the gnd connection. this seems to work as i get sound but it hums when i touch the actual cartridge and i do not think the wires are the right sequence. thanks

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Re: wiring cartridge

The "Standard wiring" is: Red = Right Hot= R Green= Right Ground= RG White= Lefty Hot= L Blue= Left Ground = LG Black if used is "Ground" and should be connected to a seperate ground circuit. Seems to me you are missing a couple of solder points. Also try twisting the pairs together but not all 4 together; i.e.(red & grn) (White & blue) to reduce "hum". Hope this helps.

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