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My Gemini TT02 did not produce a hum for the first few months but now is so loud it's unusable. I first used it with a replacement sound cable, without grounding(as I needed a longer one), but since the hum started have tried it with the original one, taping the other end to the bottom of my amp, without any success. I am considering replacing with shielded cables (again non-earthed because i am yet to run into these), but could it be the mains cable that needs replacing, which is permanently attached...? I really cannot do anything too complicated, such as grounding under the floorboards or in the garden as I lack the expertise... Any suggestions?

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Typically, one would run a single wire, 18 or 20 gauge will work, from the turntable motor housing to the amp chassis. I know the older amps have a ground screw on them,, but any chassis screw will work.

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