On 2010-11-23 3:11 PM, Frank Forman wrote:
> It worked splendidly for a long time, but now one or the other channels
> goes out randomly. The problem can't be frayed wires, for I need merely
> unplug and replug the extension cable to the cable that comes out of the
> unit, and the sound comes back in correctly, but only for a while, a
> decreasing while over the years.
This is contact corrosion and a good contact cleaner (others may have
specific recommendations--DeOxIt comes to mind) plus a thorough cleaning
should restore these for a long while. Nothing wrong with the turntable,
just the *&**&^^ RCA connectors.
Also, using an extension cord on a phono cartridge is usually a bad
idea. The preamp should be close to the cartridge. That extra cable
rolls off your highs a bit.
Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX
Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.