ponytrekker wrote:That's right - the groove of a 78rpm record is bigger, likewise the stylus tip. People often think 78 records are 'hissy' - usually because they are playing them with LP styli and the hiss is the smaller stylus tip rattling around in the groove. You should be able to spot damage with a magnifying lens. Do you have a genuine AT stylus - rather than a generic 'replacement' stylus? They can be of very poor quality. You do seem to be getting a bit more chatter than it is reasonable to expect. Have you checked that the stylus is fully pushed home into the cartridge body?
Thanks. Yes, it's the original stylus that came with the table. The stylus seems fully pushed home into the cartridge.
When looking through a magnifying glass (10X) I cannot spot any damage, though since I'm new to this I may be missing something.
I may just buy a new ATN95E stylus and see if that solves the problem. If it does, then at least I will know the stylus was indeed the issue.
Vinylfreak86 wrote:If I understand your problem, you are worried, because you hear a music from cartridge also when amplifier is turned off. But that is normal. Also with cartridges, which have lower output, you can hear the sound when playing and amp is off. It is not loud, but you can hear it.
Thanks, you are correct. However, should it be audible 2-3 metres from the turntable? I'm mostly concerned because I had not heard the needle chatter before, and I'm not sure whether I simply hadn't noticed it previously or if something else (e.g. damage) causes it.