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My RX turntable came with an MMC5 cartridge,; which the stylus has now fallen out of. I found an MMC3 cartridge, bought it, and find it will only produce avery low volume and a lot of hum. Suggestions? Thanks, Steve, Mazatlan, Mexico

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Have you adjuster the arm for the lower weight of the 3 (1.2 grams) compared with 5 (1.5 grams)? If not then the stylus isn't pressed hard enough to generate correct level of the sound.
 BTW the 3 is of a much better quality from all points of view.

Posted on Aug 07, 2010

  • poegea Sep 27, 2010

    ¿Where can I buy a MMC5 or MMC3 for a reasonable price?.
    Bang Olufsen in Spain is aking me 300 euros (390 $)

  • Azrael SRL Sep 27, 2010

    Actually at that price it's a bargain - it usually goes for $700. Used ones go for $450.
    If you want cheaper ones then you only options are the compatible ones, like



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