Guys, I'd like to get your take on this:
After like 15 years I pulled out my Garrard Type A turntable from 1960, gave it a good cleaning inside and out and fired it up. Motor wise and speed wise, its fine. A little rumble, but it had that in 1960 too.
The issue is this: I have two headshells. In one, I mounted my GE VR-1000 cart, in the other I mounted my Shure M7. Both have old styli in them (but I now have replacements for both).
This issue I am seeing is that both carts seem to be low in volume. I have to turn the volume on my EICO ST40 up to like 7/8 to fill the room. But, with my Rega table (Shure M91Ed), the volume fills the room at around the 4/5 position.
The GE is a bit lower in volume than the Shure M7.
I did notice that the Type A has a lot of tape on the RCA cables, I do not remember why.
What would be your take on why the volume level isnt what I expect? No hum, just lower than average volume.
All thoughts are appreciated!