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post #1 of 5
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Hi everyone, I just moved and hooked up my pioneer turntable and it sounds terrible, lots of background noise and when I turn up the volume it is very evident.  Before I moved it was quiet with no background noise, something happened when I moved or maybe the turntable was damaged or something is going out.

 

I put in new needle, tried a new record, tried different amplifier receiver, checked the ground, unplugged and replugged the connectors, tried different speakers and headphones and nothing seems to help reduce the background noise. Anyone have an idea as to what may have happened?

Thanks

post #2 of 5

Noise on the local power supply. Otherwise known as dirty mains. Very common if you live close to an industrial complex, a block of flats, or far away from the power sub station.

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Originally Posted by Baxide View Post
 

Noise on the local power supply. Otherwise known as dirty mains. Very common if you live close to an industrial complex, a block of flats, or far away from the power sub station.

 

This is one possible issue. Ideally you could use an o scope to measure ripple, or buy some sort of conditioned PSU. 

 

Easiest way to test this is with one of those battery pack jump starters that has a power plug on the front. Basically any battery sourced 120VAC setup. 

post #4 of 5

Those DC to AC converters have an even worse ripple and noise figure.

post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 

hi

I dont live close to industrial area or complex, I am thinking I may have damaged the turntable when I moved?  Not sure though.

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