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 Thanks, I see what you mean now. I'll take a look. That said, given I had the exact same hum or ringing sound with my brother's Rega 1 table when I tried it on my system, I suppose it's unlikely to be a bad connection ?
 Cartridge leads seem fine, but I'll give them a closer look. I'm not sure I understand that last bit, however : "on the bottom remove the cover under the tonearm and check those connections". Could you be more precise ?A quick glance shows nothing that's removable.
 Thing is, I'm liable to get my "hum" (if you listen to the video I posted, you'll notice that word might not be the best description) even when the TT is unplugged and the motor's not turning.
 I've picked up a ohmmeter. I'll check things out once I figure out how to get it working. No way I'm dismantling the tonearm however : way beyond my pathetic skills. I'd much rather send the thing back and seek out an alternative TT if I have to.
Hello all, A while back, I wrote about a hum problem that I had trouble with. Since I'm still suffering from it, I thought I'd post back. I've copied my first below, with my intial findings.   As suggested by Skylab, I looked at power conditionners, but found none that would make sense from a budget point of view (I paid 300 euros for the TT and can't justifiy paying that again for an accessory now, however useful it might be).   Since first posting, I've taken care...
I am, alas, woefully ignorant of electricity matters. I have no idea whether I live close to a powerline or not, and don't know how I could find this out either. Likewise, I don't know if my amp is properly grounded or not. I only know that its cord has a ground slot and that my surge protector has a ground plug that fits into it. While I do get some electronic noise and parasites when using the DAC at very high volume (not playing music), I haven't had the TT hum problem...
Thanks. I've tried looking around for the Humbuster you mentionned. No luck. Is there anything else, in production, you could recommend ? Preferably available in Europe ? Would something like this be adequate : http://www.furmansound.com/product.php?div=03&id=M-10xE ?
 As suggested, I spent a couple of hours with PC, monitor and DAc unpluuged (TT, phono preamp and amp were all that was left on the Belkin, nothing else). The first hour or so was very fine, blissfully hum-free. The second hour less so. Got the dreaded hum. At one point, it coincided with a call on my cell-phone, but at other points not.Those periods of hum might have been less loud and frequent than usual, but it's hard to say for sure. I wouldn't swear to it.I plugged...
 Alright, will do so tomorrow (pretty late here now). Thanks ! 
Thanks for the help. I did think that hearing the hum on two different turntables was enough to let Pro-ject "off the hook". The TT's plugged into a Belkin Surgemaster. Does that qualify as a power condiotioner / filter ? (I believe the manufacturer claims the Surgemaster offers a measure of EMI/RMI filtering, but I'm not sure it's much.) In any case, yes, TT, amp and preamp are all plugged into that Surgemaster, as are my DAC, a PC and a computer monitor. There are no...
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