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RCA Phono plugs

When the playback is going on, the sound can get blurring, fuzzy, now it can get worse or better when I touch the rca cables. If its a problem with the RCAs - then what is the solution, and how easy is it to fix it.

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Re: RCA Phono plugs

Replace the rca leads, make sure the ground lead is tethered, make sure the lines arent crossed under the headshell....but soldering a fresh pair of rca, usually fixes that....Also remove the headshell/cartridge, and see if there is any residue in the 4 contacts in the tonearm....

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