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Old 20th May 2008, 07:20 PM   #1
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Default Recording problems from deck to HDD

Hi, I wonder if anyone can help?

I have a Systemdek IIX record deck kitted out with an Audio Technica AT450E cartridge.

I spend a lot of time recording from vinyl on to my hard drive recorder (a Yamaha CDR-HD1300) and have found recently that although the sound is OK coming through speakers/headphones when I play back the recording is often badly affected on the right hand side. This can be sporadic in that the L output is greater than the R or that the R just crackles with no music.

Given what I have said about the sound output when recording seems OK I think that the HDD must be the problem but given that the stereo recorded output is not balanced it could also be the cartidge.

Any ideas?
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Old 23rd May 2008, 11:18 AM   #2
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Maybe you can try a different source, try to borrow someones known-to-be-working turntable, if that sounds fine, its likely to be the tonearmwire, or the stylus, or, y'know, something to do with the source. Then it depends on what you have, if you have a preamp, test that the same way, then try recording some vinyl on a laptop or something other than the drive. Check all cables via same method, borrow stuff off your mates.
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Old 23rd May 2008, 11:28 AM   #3
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And if another deck or pre-amp is not available, try using any old source like a walkman and see if it still happens. Also try burning a CD and play back on a different machine, maybe it's just the recorders line out that is faulty.
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