Originally Posted by Greyson
Well, I use the phono stage integrated into the reciever so I think internal classifies as "close proximity". The reciever and the table both have very good shielding and I don't hear any hum or background noise when the system is powered up. Perhaps it's creating some amount of interference but I judge things by what I can actaully hear.
The heat complaint is totally valid but this is what I have room for. There's a solid inch and a half of clearance between the turntable and the top of the reciever which dissipates enough heat for the length of time that I run the turntable and while not ideal, it has not caused me any problems thus far. If the turntable is in use for longer than 30-40 minutes I routinely check the underside for heat buildup.
Sorry! Thanks for the compliments from you and everyone else.
OK, I am not ( yet ? ) a great opera fan and have to condition myself to the idea of listening to the entire Wagner's Ring in one go, but 30-40 min is a single LP and I do like to listen to 2LP live recordings uninterupted by technicalities, such as heat build up etc.
Since this is head-fi, supposedly we should listen at least sometimes with headphones - if nothing else, they are useful for checking for hum etc - you will be able to pick up any "gremlins" far easier than with loudspeakers. What is "barely passable on TOTL headphones" will be usually superb on speakers - it is crazy how much everything is improved when you get rid of "inaudible" hum - but only after you have got rid of it, it is possible to appreciate the true improvement. Try some "high heels" for the TT - couple of inches can sometimes produce wonders .