REGA RP3 strange after noise
My Linn LP12 died last week and I bought a Rega RP3 and Elys 2 cartridge, plays fine and decent enough for the money, BUT after having played an album, or just a single track, when the arm goes to rest there is continued popping for about 60-90 seconds and then quite a large pop and then perfectly silent. (makes no difference if platter is on or not)
I've tried all the connections, all tight, rca's perfect, seems to me the cartridge is still "loaded" and takes a while to "unload" is this normal ?
Never encountered this before and am reluctant to connect it to my Cyrus system for fear of damage.
Running at the moment through a Rotel RA1520 using its own phono input, but using a rega fono through a line input makes no difference, any ideas, I just think the cartridge maybe faulty myself.