i understand that it has nothing to do with it, must be my phono pre is not a good match
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Phono preamps in proper working order do not cause "static", nor will a mismatch between phono stage and cartridge output cause such a phenom. If this is the same phono stage you are using with the Pioneer, that suggests there is nothing wrong with your phono preamp. I wish I could hear what you are calling "static". Can you describe the problem in more detail?
For goodness sakes, don't give up on the whole vinyl medium just because there is some sort of distortion in this particular set-up.
I will try to explain it,the sound is similar to what you hear when you first put a record on the crackles and pops but it continues thru the whole record in the background of the music. Also it gets to a point sometimes to where it sounds static like when dirt builds up on the needle,but the needle is clean and doesn't have any build up on it.
I am beginning to think it may be the cartridge and not the phono pre.I had it set up professionally and Mr. Merrill looked at it and tested it on his equipment,but didn't listen to music.He said the needle looked fine and tested well.
The tercel does not have the cream option so thats not a possibility. thanks for your help.