This is my very first turntable mod, and also my first post here. I'll be very grateful for assistance identifying the correct way to connect up a new arm cable.
I play both vinyl and 78s, and for this reason have a Rek-o-Kut CVS 14 on which the supplied cheapo arm has packed up (cueing no longer works). I've replaced it successfully with the Rek-o-Kut Transcribe 12-inch arm sold by Esoteric Sound, which seems to be an un-badged Jelco, not quite identical to the 750LB.
My query is where to connect the wires from the (separately bought) Jelco arm cable.
To explain: this turntable has a vertical/stereo switch to enable the playing of vertical cut discs. Hence, the arm cable does not go straight out to RCA plugs in the back of the pre-amp. I've had to remove the RCA plugs in order to solder the cable's internal wires to points on the turntable's circuit board. But the wires are not the expected colours, and they're doubled up.
Whereas the old arm had a thin black ground lead and a woven shield both soldered to one point of the turntable's circuit board, and the thin white/blue and green/red cables issuing from the arm soldered to other points, the new arm cable I have (which connects to the arm base with a 5-pin DIN plug), contains two blue and two white leads inside the left channel cable, and another two blue and two white leads (not red and green
) inside the right channel cable. Both right and left sides also have a woven copper shield encasing the four wires. There is a separate, third, ground cable.
Presumably for left, I solder both blues and both whites to the points on the turntable's circuit board where there had been one of each colour before ? Should I do the same with the right, making the assumption that white is equivalent to red, and blue the equivalent to green ? And what about the copper shields - do they connect somewhere?
I have searched in an effort to find an explanation for the blue/white in both sides, but to no avail. Any pointers will be very gratefully received, and apologies if I'm being really dim and have entirely the wrong cable...! Thank you.