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Old 25th January 2006, 07:23 PM   #1
Rnickl is offline Rnickl  United States
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Default Raspy mids from TT

I am having a problem with vocals getting raspy from my LPís. Itís not bad on every recording but is on a majority of them. I replaced my Pro-Ject phono box with a recently built VSPS with equal (maybe worse) results. Is there any way to narrow this down to worn needle or improper loading on the cart, anything else it could be. I have tried swapping cables and inputs which didnít help and my CDís sound fine.

Itís a B&O RX2 TT with a MM3 cart. I donít have a spare cart or turntable I can borrow and would hate to spend $$ on a new cart when I can keep saving for a new TT, especially if all I needed was a $.05 cap to load the cart properly.

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Old 25th January 2006, 07:45 PM   #2
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It's no cap. Normally one would suspect the alignment of the cart but in your case it seems to be simply a worn stylus. Probably not worth replacing.
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Old 25th January 2006, 11:26 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply analog_sa.

No option to change allignment on my cart (stupid B&O). I guess it's goodbye to LP's till I can afford a new table or find a steel on a used one. Bums me out especialy because my wife came home with about 50 new albums last week.

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Old 26th January 2006, 01:19 AM   #4
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Have you been able to inspect the stylus, sometimes they get coated in rubbish.
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Old 26th January 2006, 02:23 AM   #5
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Yes.

I cleaned the stylus with solvent and a small brush (specific for cleaning stylus).
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Old 26th January 2006, 11:48 AM   #6
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Time to start thrift diving

You need to look out for the usual suspects (Thorens etc) as they do turn up occaisionally, or older japanese TTs.

Sony (old) are great, as are Trio (Kenwood), and Pioneer - the PL12D is a fabulous piece of kit once properly set up.

Have fun, and dont spend more than $50 ..

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