Hum.....??


I finally got around to connecting a set of Kimber Hero's to the tt last night. I had neck surgery about 6 weeks ago and wasn't allowed to lift much of anything. These cables were a very tight fit on the SME arm. Anyway, now I have hum in both channels. I'm presuming the Hero's are not fully shielded and therefore not suitable for a phono ic.

Is this correct?
04rdking
Sometimes shielding is not the issue. I had a pair of Audioquest cables between the pre-pro RCA out and my HT input on the pre-amp and had a devil of a time figuring out that they were not properly grounded and the source of my hum. I changed cables and the hum went away. And, the new cables were cheaper! Try a different set of cables. Kimber uses a twisted pair geometry to act as shielding. I use a fully shielded IC from the TT to the pre-amp on the theory that the signals are so small that I don't want to amplify any extraneous signals. Just a thought.
Tg,
That's just it. I replaced a cheap set of IC's with the Hero's. That's when the hum started. Too bad to. Besides the hum, it sounded better.
maybe the center post on the rca connection is not touching firmly
Aaaarrrggghhhh!

I'm going crazy here. I've tried everything. Reversing plugs, unplugging everything except the amp and the phono pre. No luck. I took the table apart, no problems there, wiring wise. I pulled the wand off, unmounted the arm, checked the wiring. Put everything back together, Now I have basically no right channel. Very distorted and no volume. Dam it!!! It was so close...... The vinyl was bettering CD on many occassions....... Guess I damaged one of those hair like wires in the base of the arm. So now, it's either try to find the problem and fix it, try to re-wire the base of the arm, get a different arm, or just bite the bullet and get a totally different table.

Not a happy camper........
"I replaced a cheap set of IC's with the Hero's. That's when the hum started. Too bad to. Besides the hum, it sounded better."

If the hum started when I put a set of cables into my system I would start be removing those cables.