I just recently signed up to the site and have been reading many articles which have been of great help to me, as well as leading me on to purchasing a Spin Clean cleaner which has been keeping me very busy of late.
I'm currently using a Technics SL-J300R Linear Tracking Turntable, which I picked up a while ago and is in fully working order, there isn't much info on this turntable although it seems to bear a resemblance to the Sl-J33. I'm running the turntable into my Yamaha RX-V1600 Receiver, which has a phono stage with ground terminal.
The problem I'm having is that the sound lacks any real bass and has a very 'tinny' top end and I'm not sure what is at the root of the problem. All other sources into the amp sound warm when using the 'pure direct' mode of the amplifier, which shuts down all none essential circuitry to allow maximum stereo fidelity.
I recently replaced the stylus but wondered if it could be to do with the cartridge, which is a Technics P-30 and (I believe) the original cartridge it shipped with. The receiver manual recommends using a high output MM or MC cartridge and that a a head-amplifier is to be used if it is a low output MC cartridge is in use. Does anyone know if the P-30 is a MM or MC cartridge? And could anyone recommend a cartridge that they may think is suitable if, at all, they believe it to be the cause of the thin sound?
Would it be beneficial to look into a separate phono amplifier? I must admit, I like my linear tracking turntable and it's in such great condition that I would love to get the most out of it, hopefully it's not the case that these Technics turntables inherently have a thin sound to them.
Any help would be appreciated for anyone who got to the end of this post!