Just received my two Technics turntables (SL-1200 and SL-1210) along with my Pioneer DJM-350, but when everything is set up and I'm playing a vinyl, the sound is very deep and unclear, and also gets very distorted if I'm playing on high volume. I tried to connect the decks directly to my amp, and everything sounds fine, so there is nothing wrong with the cartridges or the amp.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
There's nothing special about a ground wire! All you need is a piece of single standard wire that connects to an earth point on either the receiver - generally a screw terminal, or a earth point in your home. Say a metal pipe. Any electrical shop will have a strand of wire that will do the job.
There's nothing wrong with the turntable then. It's your receiver that's the problem. In order to hear a magnetic cartridge it has to go via a pre-amp. It's this pre-amp that has failed in your receiver. It's only used by a turntable so wouldn't affect anything else. You should be able to trace this pre-amp by following the turntable socket wires. It will probably be a small IC that has failed. If you look up the number you should find it.
Do you have the unit in Turntable mode? Can you describe the distorted sound? Is it a hum, sound cuts in/out, scratchy sound? There have been alot of issues which plagued this unit. We get at least 1-2 a week in here for various issues. Although, I've never had one with distorted sound, that wasn't caused by something else (bad RCA cables, faulty mixer line, etc).
So make sure it is the unit. If so, you will need to take this in to a qualified service center for repair as determining the issue requires the tech run some test on the unit.