Just a little new (for me) info about how to get the SL-7 to its maximum musical potential...
I have the SL-7 with the original EPC-P22 cartridge with new Jico SAS stylus. It was sounding a bit over-analytical, somehow edgy and sometimes just harsh (with sibilance and sometimes tracking problem in loud, high frequency passages). I had to put a book on it while playing, because the lid was not "catched" correctly on the left side. Yesterday I noticed that the lid could have been moved some 1 mm to the right... And I did it. Now it looks perfectly centered, when checking on the back the position of the two metal parts where the four screws are. And... Guess what? Not only it stays correctly closed by itself, it sounds wondeful!!!
I would stress this points:
- check that the lid is correctly placed, maybe experiment a bit moving it very slightly to the right or to the left (loosen the four big screws on the back side of the player and tight them again in the new position);
- check that the table is perfectly level (also very important!).
I go listening to some records...
Grretings from Basel,