Connection Of new cartridge?
Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:51 PM
My new stylus arrived and I have no idea how I pulled this thing apart. Everything is in pieces... Should have taken photos of pieces as they were removed...
Any idea which cable goes where!?
Posted 31 March 2012 - 06:50 AM
You have 4 cartridge connection leads which is a good start. The set-up is L+ and left ground, R+ and right ground.
The picture appears to show two cables per cable sheath/run - they do not seem to be colour coded (pity) as the usual configuration is
white = L+, blue=L ground, red=R+, and green=R ground. Still, considering that pairs of wires appear to be coming from each cable I would start by attaching each pair as left and right.
One wire is definitely red in colour - but it seems to be missing the connector - in fact you can still see the connector attached to the pin of the cartridge! These are press fit so you can re-attach.
So, start with the Red coloured wire - assume this is R+ and its pair the ground.
Check for colours on the remaining wires, otherwise just attach and see what comes out of the speakers.... if ok on RHS but nothing on LHS then swap the LHS leads over on the cartridge.
There maybe an easier way using a multi-meter but I'm not sure
Hope it helps, and, good luck
Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:54 PM
Much appreciate the help/reply!
Posted 01 April 2012 - 06:12 PM
For example today, I was checking out my set-up with Tal (thank you, sir) - I had it pretty good - just one tweek with the tracking weight and it was set.
Cleaning records - best if you can get a record cleaning machine, there are some DIY ones that work well. Or clean them in the sink with a medium bristle paint brush, rinse with distilled water and leave to dry. There are a number of threads on what concoctions of fluids to use(I use distilled water with a couple of drops of "finish"dishwasher rinse aid - in a spray bottle). Before playing any album use a carbon fibre brush to remove surface dust.
Edited by frankn, 01 April 2012 - 06:19 PM.