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High level buzzing

My Station str8-100 started emitting a high level buzz to point that its clipping. Did my tone arm go? What is this?

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  • orb1tal Feb 13, 2009

    I have the same problem. Sounds like its clipping and seems to happen only with loud pieces of vinyl. certainly as if the gain is too high. I have tried changing the rca's, and the stylis. This had made no difference. I cant imagine what's inside the tone arm that could cause this?

  • Anonymous May 10, 2009

    There is no ground canle on these decks


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Only the following 3 things could cause this:

1) Tonearm
2) RCA Cables / RCA connectors
3) Cartridge/Styli

Make sure your ground cable is also connected.

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Posted on Aug 08, 2008

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Appreciate the postback and additional information. Have you tried running the turntable without the cartridge/needle? If the buzzing is still there, try removing then the new wires that you have installed. Since it is a process of elimination, the point where the buzzing disappears would be the point of further diagnosis then.

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