Hi there! I am a new member, and I own a Luxman PX-99 turntable http://www.vinylengine.com/library/luxman/px-99.shtml
Unfortunately, the headsheild connectors at the end of one the wires is worn off, so I've had to solder it onto the cartridge ( I believe that it's an Audio Technica CN5625AL, although I'm not sure,as I bought in a little electronics store a long time ago). Does anyone know, first, where I could get a new headshell that would work with this turntable, and also what a decent needle would be that would work with it?
Also, I have kind of a rookie question. I've noticed that on some of my records, when singers make "s" sounds, theres a lot of hissing, even though they've been thoroughly cleaned and demagnetized. Would anybody know if this would be damage caused by a bad needle, or just from normal wear? Also is there anything that could be done (another way of cleaning, adjusting the tonearm,etc.) that might rid the records of this? Or, could this just be from using a needle that is of lower quality?