Hoping for some expert guidance to help me out with a couple issues I'm having.
1. Recently replaced my Denon DL-110 cartridge with an Ortofon MC-3 Turbo on my Dual CS 5000, and can't seem to figure out how to set up properly so when I drop the tone arm, the stylus no longer drifts off the record, but rather will drop and play without my manual "guidance". The setup when I used the Denon was done by a shop that unfortunately is no longer in business...and was done so long ago as well, so what I learned has long left my memory banks. And I am embarrased to say that my turntable instruction book is not giving me the confidence I need to start messing with tone arem counterbalance and anti skate settings until I've had a chance to make some inquiries amongst the expert community.
2. Believe I have a ground/connector issue, but hoping to get some second opinions and thoughts on a solution. What happens is when my amp (Arcam Alpha
powers on and is set to phono, "most" of the time I hear a hum that increases with volume. I find that when I physically check/insure connectors are sufficiently seated in the amp that the hum goes away...and for the most part stays absent while playing several LP's. Pretty sure its the cable/connector but wanted second opinions & if it is the cable/connector - is there a recommeded replacement? Can I buy a replacement still? If so, any recommedations on a source would be most appreciated.
Thanks all - my appreciation in advance for any guidance or suggestions provided.
BTW...new to this forum and looking forward to learning and contributing. I have some other questions and thoughts regarding my ideas on speakers etc...but will save for future posts.