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Surface noise after tonearm wire replaced

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One of the wires in my turntable had broken inside the arm, so i sent it back for repair under warranty. They have fixed it and sent it back. Now i have a huge amount of surface noise.

It wasnt there before because i remember how surprised i was with how quite it was.

 

Is there anything that may have changed that i can try to fix i am quite new to turntables and havnt gone to deep yet.

 

Turntable is a music hall 9.1 with a denon 301 mk2 cartridge.

Preamp is electrocompainant ecp1

 

Thanks in advance for any help

 

Edited by Stephenfabre

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In my experience (I have re-wired a 5.1) the wiring was absurdly fragile, and the solder at the connector box was applied with a butter-knife ( I also replaced the RCA connectors). 

Is the clip connection to the cartridge secure?

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And the sound is quite strange i guess the best way to explain it is like a hollow sound like running something through a cardboard tube. Or the sound of a sea shell

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I assume the cartridge was removed before sending it, and re-installed when tt received back.

Have you gone thru a full cartridge set-up again?

Have you tired another cartridge (if ok, problem is cartridge).

Have you tried another tt in your phone preamp (if ok, problem is in the tt).

Probably, could be leads etc

EDIT: I shouldn't do this while I'm doing something else.

Edited by andrewinbriz

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No i havnt yet.that is a valid point will do that first thing when i get my stuff back. I guess i just fiquered they would set it up properly.

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I wouldn't have sent it with the cartridge in place.

Cartridge not required to be in situ for the work to be done, and unless I know the person doing the work, or have previous good experience with the shop, I'll set up the cartridge thank you.

But you'll soon know when you troubleshoot.

 

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