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I have a Monarch Mate T-700 turntable. Bringing the arm across to start the player sends a boom through the PA system - same thing when the LP finishes playing and the arm returns to off position. Is this likely to be a switch or power supply problem?

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The arm triggers the motor to start in most cases. lets say it starts the motor. if the pop is just as the motor starts. its either the switch arc that you hear. (dirty) or if they have a cap installed in the system it could be bad. the capacitor filters any noise like that when the motor starts or the switch arc.( when not Dirty) .

if the arm moving over don't start the motor. you have a button you turn or push to start it. Something under the bottom is Hanging the wires as they are moved by it moving in to place. the wires go up through the arm as well as are routed underneath so they are shorting out that one second on a piece of something ground. this could be but not likely.

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