dviaje wrote:When should I know when my (A.) Needle needs to be changed (B.) Cartridge needs to be replaced? I did do a search, I just want different peoples perspectives
Basically Im getting very low output from both of my needle setups. Doesnt even light up the levels on the mixer.... Think its a syntom of dead needle, but I just wanna make sure
yeah it could be your needles..but it also could be your rcas on your tables...the one most awesome thing about serato is the setup/callibration screen..it will tell you every single aspect of your setup..from sound output,tracking,weight on tone arm...wether your needles going bad,rcas going bad,pitch out of wack...i check it every so often useing serato and its awesome..like a diagnostic for your setup.
but to answer your question better....
try tightening up the four cables in your cartridge if thats the type you have,clean the connection points regurly on the tone arm and the rcas,and clean your stylus regurly...especially if your a cratedigger..just because a record looks clean doesnt mean it doesant have a **** ton of **** in the grooves....best thing is to always clean a record before playing..will keep your stylus lasting a hell of alot longer!
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