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    Posted: 05 Feb 2021 at 6:52pm
Hello all,
I found this site via an email suggestion, obviously in relation to my recent TT research.
We were talking about turntables in work and I decided to venture into the loft and got my dad's old system down.
The amplifier a Trio KA1600 B much to my amazement has been faultless, the Sony TT not so good.
So I got a Pro**** TT.
Very happy with it at present.
However part of me would like to get the Sony up and running again so may well be asking a few questions about that.
Thanking you
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Welcome. 

You may need to send the old Sony out for servicing if you can't DIY. Vinyl Engine has a good library of owner's manuals and service manuals. 
Reflex M + PSU-1 used with AT VM95ML, Stanton 680mkII + Ogura, and Shure M35X cartridges.
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Thanks for the reply.
Will register there tomorrow so I can get the manual downloaded.
The amp has two phono stages so I could use both turntables.
I am thinking about getting a Genera kit or the Gram Amp SE.
I like the idea of making one myself, however I assume there will be a performance difference.
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hello all
While listening to Queen today on vinyl I noticed that I was hearing distortion during some of the faster/busier sections.
I do not get this while listening to slower/less busy  tracks.
I think I have read here that this is described as graining and could be caused by the phono stage of my amp.
Would I be able to reduce this effect using an Era gold phono pre amp.
Or would a stylus upgrade be a better first upgrade, currently on an ortofon 2m red?
Thanking you
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Originally posted by Trioka1600b Trioka1600b wrote:

hello all
While listening to Queen today on vinyl I noticed that I was hearing distortion during some of the faster/busier sections.
I do not get this while listening to slower/less busy  tracks.
I think I have read here that this is described as graining and could be caused by the phono stage of my amp.
Would I be able to reduce this effect using an Era gold phono pre amp.
Or would a stylus upgrade be a better first upgrade, currently on an ortofon 2m red?
Thanking you
Collin

IMHO the 2M Red is not a very good cartridge. Again, my opinion only but it's one of the worst cartridges I've ever heard. So I think you can do better on that front. 

What phono pre are you using? A G.S. or something else? 
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thanks for the reply.
The amp is a Trio ka1600 from 1974!
It has two phono stages so might swap things over and see if there is a change.
Only had the turn table a few weeks so don't think the other half would be that pleased at a stylus change (cost wise).
However might get away with a phono stage🤔🤞


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Originally posted by Trioka1600b Trioka1600b wrote:

thanks for the reply.
The amp is a Trio ka1600 from 1974!
It has two phono stages so might swap things over and see if there is a change.
Only had the turn table a few weeks so don't think the other half would be that pleased at a stylus change (cost wise).
However might get away with a phono stage🤔🤞



If the stylus is brand new, you can upgrade when the stylus wears out. 

A G.S. phono stage will be better than whatever is in that amp probably, especially if that amp has never been serviced. There is a good chance components including electrolytic capacitors inside are operating out of spec by now. That usually happens with a lot of old amps from the 70s that haven't been serviced. 
Reflex M + PSU-1 used with AT VM95ML, Stanton 680mkII + Ogura, and Shure M35X cartridges.
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