Clipping


Hi can someone help me. I have Linn Sonedek VII WITH koetsu black cartridge and manley Chinook pre amp. Load is 133 ohms which I like with jazz but when I play led Zeppelin II at same volume it clips every 1 minute? What is happening? Thanks for your insights.
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Showing 2 responses by mijostyn

phil, turn the volume down. If you still hear the distortion it is most likely your cartridge miss-tracking in which case you have to go over your tone arm set up. Koetsu's are not the best tracking cartridges. It could also be the cartridge overloading the phono amp which I doubt unless there is perhaps a bad tube or the phone amp overloading the preamp. If the distortion goes away with lowering the volume then you are most likely clipping your amp. But you said the volume was not that high so I have a hard time with that theory. 
I love unrestrained dynamic range:)