This is my first post, so hi everybody!
I picked up a Dual 506 at a thrift store today for $15. I hooked it up to the phono input of my NAD amp and put on a record, but the output level is super low. Touching the contacts of the headshell produces hum at normal levels, and though I am by no means an expert, it seems to me that the cartridge is the most likely culprit. I think the headshell and mount is the single screw type - it has the tiniest screw on top you ever saw.
I'd love to get this turntable up and running. I'm on a very small budget, but have a large record collection I have been unable to listen to for years. All-in-One Electronics in Toronto seems to have shut up shop. I could fork out $25 for this mount - goo.gl/SQo8h , but as far as I can see it doesn't include a counterweight or even screws.
Can anyone offer me any advice? It seems I am so close to enjoying my old records, and yet so far!