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).
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.
Depends on the fault. The 'sound' generated by tapping the turntable-support is making something work for a few seconds. Another clue is the fact he says as music fades it passes a threshold where it abruptly 'mutes' until the next track starts. Something is working/not working proportional to the amplitude of the vibrations picked up by the cartridge. So along those lines it could be a fault on the amp's phono board, or it could be a faulty cartridge instead, not the amp. Either way, it's not the tt.
Main system: Mac Mini 2011 > HRT II+ DAC • Cyrus 2 & PSX • Cyrus tuner • MS 10i speakers [on loan]
Also cluttering-up the place: Thorens TD160 (no cart) • Marantz CD 63 mkII KI & PM66 KI • Technics SL-P777 • Nakamichi DR-1
The amp's phono stage was working fine last week so I don't think it's that — had been working beautifully with a ProJect turntable.
Two faulty Elys 2 cartridges in a row… hmmm…
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Chord CrimsonPlus | Audioquest FLX/SLiP 14/4
Arcam rPAC | AKG K550
Can you not take the turntable back to your dealer's and get them to try it on a set-up they've got there? Or even take it to a friend's house? You'll never be completely sure whether it's the turntable, cartridge or amp without eliminating at least one of them from your enquiries. Solving a fault like this is always a process of methodical elimination.
Plugged my ProJect Genie 1.3 back in and it works fine with that — so it's the cartridge.
Have to say — the ProJect with Ortofon 2M Red is a lot more musical than the Elys 2.
Dealer is getting back to me.
What a shame you experinece with the RP3 has been negative!
Here is a thought, get your dealer to refund you for the Elys and get him to put a new 2M Red on for you!
Obviously you will be selling your Project!
The RP3/Elys 2 has been wonderful for me along with a lot of other people on here, but I know people are not all in the same camp regarding the Elys2, anyway Im eagerly waiting for my new RP6/Exact to be ready for collection!
ATV3 > Rega DAC > Rega Elicit R > Rega RS3
Rega RP6 / 10x5 / MP-110 > Rega Aria Phono Stage
Maybe the wiring in the tonearm?
I would seriously ask for another RP3 and cartridge of your choice (2M Red)
I was actually thinking about the Exact.
Even better, thats what I am going for with my new RP6
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