G'day from Germany!
I'm afraid this is kind of a newbie thing but I don't seem to be able to solve this issue and need some help. Everytime I play a record, the high frequencies sound really distorted, almost like a shriek. My cartridge is a Denon DL 103, and in general I'm really happy with the way it sounds, very clear and dynamic. If only there wouldn't be these annoying high frequencies. I'm not sure if this has to do with my tonearm set up, I was pretty sure I did it all correct and very accurately.
Here's my equipment:
TT: Thorens TD 124/II Tonearm: SME 3009/II (non-improved) incl. two rider weights
Headshell: Ortofon G Type
Cartridge: Denon DL 103 Stylus pressure: 2,5g (I also tried 3,0g, didn't really sound differently) Template: SME Step up transformer: Denon AU-320 Amplifier: Pioneer SM-G204 Speakers: I've only used headphones so far
Like I said, the sound would be great if it wasn't for the shrieking high frequencies. When I start playing albums like AC/DC's "HIghway To Hell" or Thin Lizzy's "Jailbreak" it becomes really annoying, especially the guitar solos. The worst part was the guitar solo in Thin Lizzy's "Emerald", right at the end of the second side. I'm not sure if the problem becomes worse the nearer the tonearm gets to the middle, but it's definitely there from the first minute on each side.
I played both records on another turntable - sounded just fine.
What might be problem here? Can it be the amplifier as well?