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Jolida JD-9A Phono Stage Hum Problem
Well, all the ground wires end at a bolt in the middle of the bottom of the chassis. I took the nut off and removed the "O" lugs and found that there was only a small amount of powder coating removed and the bare metal had some surface rust. I rem... 
Jolida JD-9A Phono Stage Hum Problem
Thanks for your responses. I am in the USA and it is not ambient, amplified thru the speakers. I have tried weighting the top of the unit and surrounding the case with metal, nothing stops the hum but my bare hand grasp. As I recall, the (4) trans... 
how to use gain control on a preamp
If memory serves, I set the left/right gain so that the normal listening range of the volume knob falls in the 10:00 to 2:00 position. 
Sub connection
Run the speaker wires from your amp to the speaker inputs of the sub. Now run a new pair of wires to your speakers from the sub's speaker outputs. Use the crossover & volume controls to match your speakers. 
Phono Stage Hum
Might be the nature of the beast. I have the 9A and also have a low level hum. It is not audible unless it is very quiet or I put my ear to the woofers. I have tried all the suggestions mentioned above with no luck. Play with your cartridge settin... 
Question for Jolida JD9A owners
The JD9A has plenty of gain and is adjustable, you will not have problem. As to the Rotel, 70dB/75dB is lots of gain, could be too much for a HO MC ... as long as it sounds good as doesn't produce too much noise, it is fine. 
Speaker Packing?
The antique radio collectors use Greyhound to ship the consoles, very reasonably priced and they only get handled when changing buses, As long as they fit through the cargo doors. The downside is you need to drop them off at a Greyhound station an... 
VPI ARMBOARDS???
It is my understanding that VPI no longer supports the HW-19 series. 
Pass Labs Aleph P power cable
I used a Zu Mother as my whole system is Zu Cables. 
Please Help - Int Amp Problem - Can't Firgure Out
It sounds like your speakers are out of phase. Make sure your speaker cables are hooked up correctly, + goes to + & minus to minus. Check it, don't assume you did it right. It has happened to me. 
Spade connectors from Romex to outlet?
Do not use spades on an A/C outlet, they are not designed for A/C. Spades will stick out too far and might not fit back in the box without breaking. Bob_reynolds is correct about finding better outlets that have flanges that crimp down on the bare... 
Experience with Coda Model 10
The model 10 should work fine with SL3's. I'll scan you that review & some other info I have on the Model 10. Send me your email address via private email. 
Experience with Coda Model 10
I had a Model 10, great amp, wonderful build quality, very similar to Threshold as developed by ex Threshold designer. Smooth, quiet and powerful sound, don't let the smaller size fool you. I only sold mine to upgrade to an all Pass Labs system. T... 
Reel to reel tape
There are four active and three that have sold on eBay right now. Tandberg TD-20A. 
Reel to reel tape
You will get much better results in your search on eBay and elsewhere if you spell Tandberg correctly.