So I am getting this on my new turntable.
I get audio back briefly when I tap the stand the turntable is on.
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Realising that not everyone probably wants to listen to an audio file, I'll describe it.
The audio goes muffled — so far this has generally been more towards the middle of the LP.
If I tap the turntable it comes back and then goes again.
The turntable is new, and I had to replace the cartridge as the one it came with was broken— it was seemingly straight forward to do this as there was no alignment due to the three holes of the Rega.
what is your bias set to?
obviulsy Rega recommend 1.75g with the Elys 2 start at 0 and see if it helps
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That's not bias/anti skate.
It sounds like a dry solder joint somewhere in the signal path.
Back to the dealer as you say it's new.
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Currently bias is set to 2.0g and tracking to 1.75g
Well the bias is too high. Try it at half that value (or less) but I honestly think that recording you made points to something more serious.
If the TT is new then why not get the dealer to sort things out?
Sorry I didnt read OP post properly!
I seriously would take that RP3 back and ask for another!
Seems you have been very unlucky!
Thanks both — have contacted the dealer.
Overall a bit unhappy about my Rega turntable experience
i must say i am not surprised!
Sounded like a dodgy connection to me. Be interesting to find out the outcome.
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So the only connections are the ones at the back of the cartridge — and then somewhere between that and the cables that come out the back — so not too much to go wrong.
If I touch the wires at the back of the cartridge they make some noise out the speakers.
Testing it a bit more — it generally happens between tracks. The tracks will cut off really quickly as they fade out — and then it'll go wrong.
It only needs a light tap or two on the plinth and the sound comes back.
Are you sure it's not the amp. I've said nowt up to now, but I'm not sure it's the turntable. Sounds more of an 'electronic' problem to me, which can only be at the amp-end seeing that your TT doesn't have built-in muting circuits (least I don't think it does).
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Tapping the turntable support causes the sound to come back again.
If the fault is at the amplifier end, then tapping the turntable support should make no difference at all.
So apparently I have another dodgy cartridge.
This is not good!
What did your dealer say?
Doesn't sound like the cart more a dodgy connection in the tt, I personally would take it back and ask for new tt
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