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Offline Zuidersma

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Protractor and setup for PL12 and AT95E
« on: September 11, 2018, 10:01:16 PM »
Good day,

I have a very nice Pioneer PL12 turntable with a very low hours (<50 hours) AT95E cartridge. I am running the outputs of the turntable to a Yamaha A700. I have some noise on the cables (grounding issue) as the noise increases when you touch the jacks. I will replace the cable some time in the future to remedy this.

The problem is that I have some midrange distortion on some tracks for example high notes with female vocals.

Which protractor can I use to align the cartridge ? Anyone have good success with this turntable and cartridge combination ?

Also, just for interest sake, should the noise on the amplifier (hiss) appear earlier when turning up the volume since the gain is higher ? This is what I am experiencing.
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Re: Protractor and setup for PL12 and AT95E
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2018, 09:37:19 PM »
Used Stevenson setup on a PL11 with good results... has a very similar J-arm and chassis as the PL12, except the latter is belt-drive.

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Re: Protractor and setup for PL12 and AT95E
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2018, 06:49:37 PM »
Thank you Marantz,

I will try and report back.
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