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Lame rca rca is only producing sound from one side(with a jiggle it makes a bad earth sound on the "missing" side)bvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv

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Re: lame rca

You have a bad rca that tends to happen after time ... your gonna have to open up that table and un soder the old rca and replace with a new one. also check your ground cable

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I get an intermittent loud hum using NAD AV316 amplifier, with stereo speakers(B connection) with phono input from Dual 606 turntable. Hum increases/changes when tone arm on turntable is touched.

The hum of course is the 60 cycle line AC voltage. Make sure that the routing of the AC power plug is as distant as possible from the stereo RCA cables.

The most likely problem is the connection of the phono cartridge to the wires in the arm. These connections usually are silver plated and become oxidized creating a bad connection. Remove the cartridge and using a fine eraser polish the connections. There is a ground connection that makes the five wire connection. Be super carfull these terminals are very easy to break

The phono connections to the stereo is very low voltage subject to interference. The connection to the magnetic pickup at the tone arm is low impedance and is inductive. Any poor connection between the cartridge up to the AV316 will produce this hum. Continue to check connections and swap cables with a known good to resolve.

I have switched the left and right cables to ensure that the cable is not the problem.

Hope this helps?


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Loud buzz from deck, seems to be coming from RCA cable

It seems that is bad grounding of the gear, check i everything is conected to ground. I can also be the quality of the cable, Bad cables can produce a lot of noise, try using other cables.

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Connected to computer getting a lot of static during background music

Could be caused by a bad earth connection or loose connection to the cartridge.
Check the cable connection to the computer, they can produce faults like this.

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Hi, red and white RCA connectors go to back of amp phono in jacks and earth wire connects to earth point on back of amp. Cheers John. Stylus City

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Earthing a turntable.
There are 2 common ways of earthing turntables that have an earth wire as a standard fitting.
If the amp has dedicated phono input there will also be an earth terminal post nearby.
For amps without an earth terminal simply slip the earth wire into the side of one of the turntables rca output connections as you plug into the amp.

Cheers John.

May 07, 2013 | Technics Turntables

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Deck produces no sound at all, amp and pre amp is fine, hum through amp when wires to the cartridge are pressed, even touching the stylus makes a slight sound but when put on the record no sound what so...

Bad cartridge if you get a buzz from touching the wires to it once they are removed. That shows that the system is working but the output from the cartridge is rubbish!

Jul 30, 2011 | Technics SL-1210 Turntable

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How can i connect my Gemini Turntable which has a ground cable connection to a device that does not have a ground cable connection?

Hi, slip the ground cable in the side of the rca connection to the device without earth point.It makes no difference if it goes in the left or right jacks.

Sep 06, 2010 | Gemini XL-500 Turntable

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Pioneer PL200 very low volume in one channel

its most likely a break in the rca phono leads coming out of the rear of the deck? maybe try jiggling them whilst playing a record to see if the sound comes on? if this is the case you could maybe locate by jiggling up and down the cable till you locate where the break is and cut of the cable, add a new phono by usung an electrical joint connector (the type electricians use to joint two wires via plastic connector with screws in?) and see if this solves it? failing that get the rca phonos completely rewired by a competent repairer? good luck

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No Sound out of Left side

is it possible to swap the left and right wires on the needle cartridge? does the sound change sides? if yes bad cartridge if you still only get sound from right side try changing around the rca phono plugs

Jan 04, 2008 | Technics SL-BD22 Turntable

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My rca lead is only working on one side(just as I had planned to bash out a demo,how frustrating!)

You have a bad rca that tends to happen after time ... your gonna have to open up that table and un soder the old rca and replace with a new one. also check your ground cable

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