dogpile wrote:Fatmangolf wrote:I took the stock transformer out into a box to ensure no hum.
Very interesting. Was this an easy task and was there a noticeable improvement in sound quality?
On some carts yes as some sensitive moving coil carts pick up the hum from the transformer. There are a few aftermarker PSUs on the market too, but beware as not all leave the stock regulator in the turntable and put it in the external psu, this also applies if you are doing the mod yourself and building a diy PSU. The problem is the regulator should be as close as possible to the circuit it is regulating for otherwise it cant do its job properly. Just moving the transformer will just illiminate the possibility of any hum with any carts, but it is not going to improve sound quality, but a better psu delivering a clean suppy to the turntable may though.