Make sure you have the EAR on the MM setting, not MC. Also, make sure you connect the EAR to a regular input on the Marantz, and not the phono input.
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"The issue was apparent also on both the MM and MC settings. Could it be a bad tube?"
How much difference was there going back and forth from MC to MM? Even if there is no problem, the MC setting should sound really bad compared to the MM setting. Did both settings sound pretty much the same?
If you have the volume control option on your ear, try it on some different settings and see if that helps any.
Yeah , thanks. I have a buddy who has another set of tubes that we're going to try just to see if that fixes the issue. If not, I think having someone who is qualified look at it is the correct route to go-- I will most likely send it to EAR-USA and let them have a look. I'll post what solves the issue when I find out.