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RE: Hiss/buzz noises in soprano voices

Well, maybe the very first thing to check is for crud on the stylus or damage to the tip or cantilever. You need bright light and some sort of microscope, maybe 40-50X minimum. The last time I had this issue, it turned out to be a damaged cantilever on a cart I'd purchased used.

Others have said these:

Check VTF- maybe something got knocked and your VTF is low. Buy a cheap gauge- its worth having the few basic tools, protect your investment in diamonds!

Is your table level? Sometimes funny things happen when the table is not dead level.

Try taking the A.S. all the way off and see if the scraping goes away nearer the label.

Get out the ol' alignment protractor, make sure none of the stylus mounting hardware is loose or wonky, then check alignment. I like the little mirror one from Turntable Basics for around $20 for a quick check, keep one handy.

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  • RE: Hiss/buzz noises in soprano voices - mr.bear 19:27:51 03/18/17 (0)


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