Static out of left channel?
I have a AT-LP120 paired with:
ONTX8020 1 TX-8020 Stereo Receiver
PISPBS22LR 1 SP-BS22-LR Andrew Jones Designed Bookshelf Loudspeakers (Pai
Seems to work fine for a moment and then the left speaker gets static and the volume is lowered.
I tried it on the Receiver with the phono input...I then switched it to LINE and hooked it up to powered speakers and got the same problem. Static.
Did I get a bum model?
Make certain that you calibrated the tonearm correctly prior to setting the proper downward tracking force for the stylus (needle).
To check this, while standing in front of the turntable like you would to operate it, rotate the adjustable counterweight on the rear of the tonearm clockwise so that the numbers on the black stylus force gauge ring that is semi-attached to the front of the weight go DOWN in value. Stop rotating the weight when the ring shows zero. If the tonearm was properly calibrated, the arm should now be floating perfectly level in mid-air (parallel to the record surface). For reference, this puts the arm about 1/8” above the tonearm rest.
If the tonearm is not floating perfectly level, slowly rotate the weight in the direction needed to either raise or lower the needle end of the arm until it is. Once the arm is level, turn the black stylus force gauge ring (the ring only, not the weight) to zero. The ring can be turned independently from the weight. Now to set the proper downward tracking force for the needle, rotate the entire counterweight in a counterclockwise direction so that the numbers on the black stylus force gauge ring go UP in value. Stop when you get to the recommended tracking force range for the cartridge you are using. For the AT95E Cartridge (green needle) that is currently provided with the AT-LP120-USB Turntable, this is 2.0 grams. Set the anti-skate control located on the side of the tonearm pivot to 2.
2 years, 8 months ago