Hum and general SQ issues transferring vinyl to hard drive

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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,622
    So I separated the cartridge from the arm and found the ground wire on the bottom of the headshell had separated from the washer it was soldered to. Problem solved.

    Sounds so good I am questioning why I want to transfer them anyway.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,612
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    Sounds so good I am questioning why I want to transfer them anyway.

    Perfect sound forever! ;)

    (Glad you sussed out your issue)

  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,552
    So I separated the cartridge from the arm and found the ground wire on the bottom of the headshell had separated from the washer it was soldered to. Problem solved.

    Sounds so good I am questioning why I want to transfer them anyway.

    Very nice to hear pun intended. At least you know it's not a bigger problem.

  • What could be used to shield the tonearm from the amp?

    I'm glad you found the source of the hum.

    I used mu metal sheets to shield my Pass Labs XP-25 phono stage from the power amp 13 inches below it.

    http://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/163098/revisiting-magnetic-shielding-for-the-pass-labs-xp-25-phono-preamp

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