I'm new to vinyl and recently purchased a second-hand Thorens TD 170-1 with an Ortofon OM 10 stylus. I know it's not the best turntable in the world and not the worst either but I'm getting hissy s's on the vocals when playing LPs. It only seems to be noticable on the vocals when prounancing an s if you catch my drift. Anyone got any ideas what could be causing this? Could the needle need replacing?
I don't think it's the LPs as I've played brand new ones straight out of the shrink wrap and I get the same thing. Other than that the sound is great and I'm definately a vinyl convert. I think the sound is so much richer than MP3 and CDs.
Any thoughts would be much appreciated.