cafe latte wrote:In a word... No. Interconnects and speaker cable are big business. If interconnects are well shielded and of reasonable quality I really doubt anyone can really here the difference. Capatitance however for MM carts is very important as this thread explains. As an update to this thread Panasonic recently said that they has withdrawn the bad cables and gone back to the old low capacitance type! Bit of a victory I think!!
Back to your point unless you have a newish Technics with bad leads others have reported there is really no benifit in changing the leads apart they may look nicer.. Dont get me started on directional cables when the signal is AC.. Grumble grumble
If you do really want to change the leads remove the platter lock down the arm remove 45 adapter. Turn over TT (I do it with lid on on the sofa). Remove all the screws underneath. Remove rubber bottom, then undo the screws on the circular metal plate under the arm.
with care not to touch the thin arm wires desolder the rca's and snip the wire tie.
The plate you have removed use as a template.. I used a piece of steel, but I am sure aluminium would be fine. Draw round the old plate with a marker and dot the screw holes.
Next with a dremel and care cut out your new plate.. it will take about half and hour.
Next drill the dots for the screw holes.
now in the center of the platedrill holes for rca's (I used the type already mountd on a small bit of plastic and I I did it again I would make a little spacer to raise the rca's a bit so they poke through the rubber base a bit).
I snipped the solder terminals on the rca sockets a bit to ensure they did not touch the board inside.
I soldered good quality hook up wire to the the rca sockets, leaving a bit of length so when the arm is raised it does not pull the wires.
Now solder to the board in the arm and reinstall the plate (I stuck a bit of insulation tape over the connections just to be safe, but it is probably not needed).
Now there is not room for rca plugs under the table so I used gold plated right angle rca adapters, this is why a spacer helps as it gives a bit more room.
Hope this helps
cafe latte wrote:Thanks Ted, but the tip is to all who contrbuted, well done everyone!!
cafe latte wrote:Hi LPM glad you got a good outcome. I too found a big difference when I changed the leads. Kab has managed to get replys when no one could (how i do not know) I sent three emails to Panasonic on this issue and all were ignored, but maybe they were noted we will never know.. The main thing is it seems new TT's will be fine (typical there is a problem when I buy something ) Joking aside all the links that members put on other forums and effort spreading the word must have helped, in my opinion all those who contributed made this happen. Also with a big thanks to Kab