Pioneer PLX-1000 need a good cart match

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Re: Pioneer PLX-1000 need a good cart match

Post by DK1 » 18 Nov 2018 00:05

In my case 2M Bronze was fitted directly to stock headshell, then just usual set-up for alignment, VTF and bias, etc.

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Re: Pioneer PLX-1000 need a good cart match

Post by Luicas » 05 Dec 2018 15:18

Hi everyone. Adding some info to this thread. I’m having a bit of PS transformer induced hum on MC carts as soon as I turn on my PLX-1000. The hum is also present on MM carts but much more subtly. Either way, I just prefer my MC carts and have learned to live with a bit of low level hum in my signal.

Definitely thinking about building a separate power supply, in order to solve the hum on MC carts. Unless someone has a better idea.

Back on topic: The 2M Bronze will sound fantastic on your table. I’d probably would mount it on a technics headshell (7.5 gram). It’s lighter and has more leeway on overhang adjustment, allowing for more aggressive baerwald or logfren alignments. but should work well on the stock headshell.

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Luis

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Re: Pioneer PLX-1000 need a good cart match

Post by Luicas » 05 Dec 2018 19:05

Maine Pup wrote:
25 Feb 2016 08:18
I am looking at the Pioneer PLX-1000 table. There are a couple of cartridges I am am thinking about for it.
The Audio Technica AT150MLX, AT440MLB, AT33EV or AT-F7 are ones in my price range. Which one, if any would be the best match?
Thanks for the advice!

I also have an AT440mlb and it works great on the PLX-1000, albeit with a light headshell. AT-F7 also works great, on stock headshell. AT28E (sibling of the AT33EV) also works great on stock headshell. But, both of them pick up hum from the power supply transformer.

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Luis