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Ortofon problem

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I bought a pair of Ortofon Pro cartridges two months ago and everything was fine,I've not used my decks for a few weeks and then yesterday when I went to use them I was having problems, distorted sound , loud humming, I changed everything and finally when all else failed put my original cartridges back on and it all works, do they make cheap fakes of these and or is this a common fault? Thanks.

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Only thing I can think of now is the headshell connections, sometimes need cleaning and make sure tightened fully up with the collar, bit of a coincidence for them both to be effected though, double check any earthing connections.  

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I had the same problem on Saturday with a cartridge I bought this year for a 5 day event and worked fine, I had not used it since until an event last weekend, I believe I bought these from someone on a soulsite on facebook as a genuine Ortofon product but now I have my doubts and will go back to Thomann who are are very good company for all musical requirements.

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3 hours ago, Tony A said:

Only thing I can think of now is the headshell connections, sometimes need cleaning and make sure tightened fully up with the collar, bit of a coincidence for them both to be effected though, double check any earthing connections.  

I took them off and brushed both the needles and the connectors ,one now works fine but the other I only get clear loud sound from one speaker,yet fine with the original cartridge.Just put it back on cleaned and really tightened up and it seems ok, thanks for the tips.

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