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Poor quality sound

I have a second hand pair of technics 1210 mk2 inherited of my brother and the output is very poor on both. It seem to make a sort of wet distortion on the mid range sound. I have tried bypassing  the mixer direct in to the amp and it is still there. I seem to have tried everything!! the needles are cheep kam kc1's but are new off ebay so i cant see the problem there.
It seems very strange it is happening on both of them.
Any ideas?
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Double check all your cables. The only 2 things that affect sound on the 1200s is the RCA cables and the tonearm. I would first replace the RCA cables to a better quality set.

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