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Hey, So I got this record player about 10 years ago from a thrift store for about $10. Recently I grabbed it out of storage and started to put it to use. There are two issues I need to address with it; one there is a slight amount of static even after making sure the cartridge was clean along with the record and two the wire to the left analog speaker is faulty, meaning I sometimes need to jiggle it to get it to play. I have a preamp, just a cheap converter one from Amazon, and Edifier Bookshelf Speakers. So my question is, when do I know when I need to replace a cartridge? Also, should I replace the wire myself from the turntable to the premap to fix the fault in the wire and is it worth the hassle? I like the vintage style set up but I also don't want to waste my time if I should save up for something better. Thanks!
allenh posted a topic in Turntables & Other Audio EquipmentI'm probably missing an obvious one but can anyone think of a direct drive turntable that has a sub chassis in the Ariston, Linn, AR, Pink Triangle mould? I've got a few SL1200 copies that I've used for parts and am thinking about using one of the motor/bearing assemblies as the basis for a little project I have in my head. Problem is I can't think of another example of a suspended direct drive which usually means if no one else has done it it's a bad idea, that's never stopped me before though. The motor/bearing/control unit I have is quite compact.