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    Sibulance Causes

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    bubbasweet

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    Sibulance Causes

    Post by bubbasweet on Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:12 pm

    I am wondering can the Capacitor on the A25s cause sibulance. I notice that the Ss on some records are suddenly very harsh. I guess I need to troubleshoot because I recently swapped out too many things at one time, my speakers and my Preamp. I still have the old one. I just wondered if the caps are original if they can cause this problem if dried out. To add to the problem I think it could also be my turntable because I have never swapped the cartridge or needle out since I have owned it. The system sound fine when on TV that is why I wonder about the turntable. It has a Shure M75MG.

    Kentley

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    Re: Sibulance Causes

    Post by Kentley on Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:20 pm

    The first thing you should do is replace your stylus (needle). It's probably the cause, and you will do irreversible damage to your vinyl should you continue to use a worn or damaged needle.

    bubbasweet

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    Re: Sibulance Causes

    Post by bubbasweet on Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:28 pm

    Thanx for that. Was my 1st stop. A phono store owner suggested I change the cartridge also with an audiotechnica. Mine is a Shure M75MG or close to that. My question is do the cartridges wear out or is it most likely just the needle? THX

    Kentley

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    Re: Sibulance Causes

    Post by Kentley on Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:08 pm

    Cartridges are not likely to degenerate - they either work or not. Sounds to me as if your retailer just wants to make a sale.

    vtshopdog

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    Re: Sibulance Causes

    Post by vtshopdog on Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:54 pm

    JICO is great source for replacement stylus.  By far best deal if you order direct from Japan on their website but takes 3-4 weeks for delivery.  (might take you that long to find your model fit as their website is not search friendly ...)

    Both my Shure V15-III's play really well with the Jico SAS - it has  narrow tip that rides deeper in groove and many of my old LPs sound better.  (second time I play them that is, as first round seems to entail the narrow stylus digging up decades of crud in groove and sounds like mud)

    Vinyl Engine is great forum for all things TT.

    bubbasweet

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    Re: Sibulance Causes

    Post by bubbasweet on Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:57 pm

    Not sure why I didn't think of this before. I have the same album I was listening to with the Sibilance I was hearing on CD and I have a portable cd player.. So I put the CD on and the S distortion was gone. So Definatly the turntable and likely just the needle/stylus. THX ALL.

    ArlanB

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    Re: Sibulance Causes

    Post by ArlanB on Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:19 am

    A quick note regarding the JICO SAS stylus,  as of a few weeks ago JICO has halted the manufacture of all SAS styli.  A statement on the web site indicates that the sourcing of materials for the SAS has become either to costly or not available therefore all SAS stylus manufacture has stopped.  They go on to say that they are searching for materials to make a second generation stylus to take the place of the SAS.  If you are looking to purchase a SAS now, good luck.  Web sites like LP Gear, Turntable needles and others immediately jacked the price up on the stock they had on hand.  When I read the notice on the JICO web site I went to LP Gear and bought a second stylus for my M97xE.  The following day the price went up from $178.98 to over $250.00.  Turntable Needles jacked theirs up to over $300.00.

    corndog71

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    Re: Sibulance Causes

    Post by corndog71 on Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:44 am

    I replaced my 15 year old Shure V15VxMR with the current M97xE and it sounds great!

    http://amzn.com/B007ZC2EYQ

    deepee99

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    Re: Sibulance Causes

    Post by deepee99 on Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:32 pm

    Bubbasweet,
    Thought just occurred: have you checked your tracking weight? Too light a weight (<1.5-2.0 grams) will produce sibilance, and will chew the grooves up something fierce. It should be checked with a proper gauge; don't rely on the numbers on that wheel on the tone-arm.

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    Re: Sibulance Causes

    Post by tubes4hifi on Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:15 pm

    bubbasweet,
    could also be the alignment of your cartridge - vertical & horizontal - most good phono shops sell guages for that.
    needledoctor.com is a good source for all things turntable related

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