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Another topic about Rega hum

Posted: 02 Dec 2019 13:07
by TJKV
This weekend I noticed very low output from one of my speakers. Upon closer inspection, I also noticed a hum.

I tried every connection, and found out the problem was here:
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Disconnecting and connecting again, and turning the plug a little, fixed the problem for now. But we all know what happens when you have to start fiddling with cords :x

Anyone had experience with this? Is replacing the whole cord the only fix?

Re: Another topic about Rega hum

Posted: 02 Dec 2019 14:33
by H. callahan
If the jacks are not gold-plated, like those in the picture, if the amp is older and gets used a lot your problem might be due to corroded contacts - which can have the effect of a twist of the plug making the problem dissapear.

If so, replacing the jacks by gold-plated ones and also replacing the cable for gold-plated plugs will make the problem not occur again.

Re: Another topic about Rega hum

Posted: 02 Dec 2019 18:30
by Lion89
I had exactly the same issue with a Rega MM stage (latest model) It drove me mad. Rega even changed the Unit for me; guess what same problem.

After months rather than weeks, the connections on the cartridge were loose; this straight from the manufacturer on a brand new P2

I crimped them tight, now no hum whatsoever

Frustrating

Re: Another topic about Rega hum

Posted: 02 Dec 2019 20:02
by lenjack
It sound like the factory was in a hurry.

Re: Another topic about Rega hum

Posted: 03 Dec 2019 17:17
by Lion89
Spot on Lenjack