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RE: Hiss/buzz noises in soprano voices

If it's occurring on more than one LP and gets worse as the cartridge approaches the label, first thing I'd check would be your antiskate. Could be set for too much "anti", and it's pulling the arm into the left wall of the groove. Try reducing it to a lesser setting and see if that helps. Next thing to check would be your VTF. Set it to the upper part of the range recommended by the cartridge manufacturer (too little tracking weight can cause LP damage more easily than too much via mistracking). Finally check your cartridge alignment to be sure it's spot on.

There's also a possibility that the LP's themselves have some groove damage. Have you always owned them, or did you buy them used?


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  • RE: Hiss/buzz noises in soprano voices - bcowen 10:35:33 03/18/17 (0)

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