Author Topic: General Cabling Help  (Read 537 times)

Offline milosaurus

General Cabling Help
« on: January 20, 2021, 01:42:08 PM »
Hello :)

I am looking for some assistance on cleaning up the sound as much as possible on my current system.

I do some basic mixing on vinyl and have noticed that there is noise (heard on both headphones and main out) whenever I turn the gain up on my mixer. I understand this could be due to the actual machinery as I am using Numark TTX and TT500 as turntables (they are certainly no Technics SL1200s) and am using a Pioneer DJM250Mk2 mixer. However, there is the same amount of noise coming from both decks and I figured there may be some things I could do in the cabling department to clean things up - at least a bit.

With that in mind I am directly looking for some advise on:
  • What kind of multi-plug should I be using to reduce the noise on power delivery? I don't think my rats nest of surge protection Ellies is a helping me here.
  • Where is the best place to source RCA cables? I need a grounded RCA (for one of the decks) and also just looking for better RCA -> RCA in general.
Any tips on the best places to source higher quality cables and plugs in general would be appreciated!

Thanks!

Offline Nikkel

Re: General Cabling Help
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2021, 02:47:23 PM »

Offline Katji

Re: General Cabling Help
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2021, 04:57:06 PM »
It might be helpful to look through here a bit: https://www.avforums.co.za/index.php/topic,51839.0.html

Offline handsome

Re: General Cabling Help
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2021, 08:42:21 PM »
Getting more noise when you tun up the gain is what should happen. Do you have noise as in hissy stuff, or hum?