Luvrockin, You are very welcome, glad we made it work.
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Luvrockin, so glad you’re getting good vinyl playback. Sounds like you still don’t know what caused the hum, but merely replaced one component to resolve the issue.
I am am wondering if you are near any substantial source of RFI. We are near a large antenna and once I switched from MM to MC, I suffered many of the same issues you were having. The larger magnets on the cartridge were reacting negatively to all of the radio frequencies . I tried many things before I could rectify the issue and regain my nice dark backgrounds, which ultimately I did.
If if you do have a source for EMI/RFI keep that in mind, because system matching and other more basic solutions will be really important, especially if you are now desiring a second system.
Enjoy the music.
@dramatictenor & @sleepwalker65- I don think there is any extra source causing the hum. When I had the Exact 2 Cartridge in the arm, I also had a power conditioner which was used for a projector and DVD player. It was one shelf below the turntable in my rack. When it was powered up, that cartridge humid even more. When we swapped cartridges, no hum at all any time powered up or not. At the end of the day, the seller & I got the issue rectified by changing the cartridge. There’s a ton of info about hum issues from the Rega’s and the Exact 2 Cartridge. There’s also another upgraded power supply which supposedly helps this problem. At this point, I’m going to stay right where I’m at. I’ll be totally honest, although I love the sound of vinyl, I’m still having a rough time with the snap crackle and pop associated with it. Even after washing the albums and with 34% RH in the home, still get them pops. It’s a very hard decision and it’s still up in the air, but vinyl for me may be short lived :(