Hello all, I've recently purchased a Project Debut Carbon Esprit table (with acrylic platter and Ortofon Om2 red cartridge) to replace a vintage turntable (an ERA 444) that's been having motor issues (it stopped playing 45s at the correct speed).
The Project table is hooked to a Rega Fono Mini pre-amp, an Atoll In30 and Dali Zensor 1 speakers. Like the ERA before it.
It's been playing records for around 20 hours and sounds a little bright for my liking (and this is a treble-head writing), but that's not what I'd need help with : I get frequent random bursts of a very high-pitched whine that's driving me crazy. The hiss is not continous and seems to start of itself, without warning and seemingly without cause, whether the table is turning or not.
I'm pretty sure this is a ground issue, as the hiss tends to stop after I fidget with the ground wire, which is hooked to the appropriate connector on the pre-amp. It is, of course, possible that the hiss' randomness coincides with my messing around.
Anyone know a way out of this ?
If it matters, the ERA, which had no ground wire, did not hiss in this way at all. Could my Rega preamp be faulty in some way ?
Edited by Mrtn77 - 9/26/13 at 12:02pm