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rewiring tonearm - Linn Axis / Linn Basik +
long story, short... I have purchased Linn Axis turntable (Linn Basik+ tonearm) and the previous owner reported only that the cartridge is broken. After picking up item, without verifying anything excepts that it powers on and platter is spinning. When I got home I installed new cartridge but dead silent. I looked at DIN cable and after unplugging it I noticed that entire arm is moving freely up and down and when I very slowly and very, very carefully pull it up I noticed no resistance at all. When it went out I noticed that there is no wires coming from the arm. At this point I realized that someone messed up very badly.
In short I need to rewire the arm and fix few other thing along the way... as I said before only that's working is power and motor spinning, not even at the right speed.
I have few questions were I am at this point clueless.
- Usually the tonearms have somewhere point where to connect the ground (black) wire. I could not find anywhere anything on this arm. Where is the ground wire connected? I see that DIN connector had a ground soldered in but all the wires were removed from there.
- The other thing that I am struggling is, what wires to use to rewire the arm. I heard that some people use Cardas wires (Clear or Original), some VdH and highly prized Audio Note.
I checked the prices for those and the cheapest one was around 60$ for foot (short!)
The cheapest one I found was Zavifino at 60$ for a meter... Other then that I read somewhere on the net that people use mouse wire but do not know anyone that has used this type of wire. Any experience with that one?
As I am not professional who repair TT but in my opinion this is not complicated I think that I can tackle this project and I just need a slight push in the right direction.
Hope that someone can chime in with some useful info!
All the best.
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Last edited by RAART; 11-18-2019 at 03:36 AM.