Wids wrote:. Now, I have tried swapping the speaker inputs on my Goodmans amp but it makes no difference and still comes from the right speaker, which has flummoxed me somewhat!
Any ideas what it could be?
welcome. A bit baffled by that too? The hiss should swap sides all things being equal?
Try a different tack, try swapping the inputs from the deck over, if the sound 'moves' then it's the deck. Is the new stylus located fully / correctly in the cartridge?
With age the wires/solder connections in the phono plugs on the deck may have broken down, worth checking, also the leads on the cartridge carrier ( or 'slider') and the connectors on top of the carrier itself, these are quite infamous for getting loose/dirty/bent and causing bad contact.
Although the radio plays fine, it doesn't fully rule out the amp as the fault could be in the pre-amp stage of the 'phono' input.