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    Hi. New here so please bear with me

    Simple question. How exactly should you wire a non stock Linn arm cable to an Ekos arm? As I understand it, both the small earth strap which connects to the sub-chassis and the longer one which connects to the pre-amp back are common and should be connected to the top pin of the arm plug din socket. Then the right and left signal ones should go as per picture.



    Now suppose I want to use two lenghts of braided shielded cable with both independent + and - signals insulated inside each, where should I solder the braided shield or should they not be connected anywhere at all?

    Sorry for the lame question but I really need some advice.

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    k

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    Send it to Johnny ...
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    your on the wrong forum for self help with shite components that don't suit the arm design matey

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    Sems like your on the wrong forum.....

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    Ok got the message. The pic showed was just an example but I'll rephrase the question. How do you wire your Linn arm cables, J7? Too much to ask? I just might buy one from you if you will supply it with BNC plugs and if I can return it if not happy. Does this sound better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kota View Post
    Ok got the message. The pic showed was just an example but I'll rephrase the question. How do you wire your Linn arm cables, J7? Too much to ask? I just might buy one from you if you will supply it with BNC plugs and if I can return it if not happy. Does this sound better?
    I should think it is too much to ask, being J7's business.


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    Last edited by John R; 19th February 2017 at 13:33. Reason: Final comment deleted - out of order. Sorry Kota.

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    I'll get my coat now. Thanks for the wonderful time.

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    lol

    i don't really discuss how i work on the arms
    to many copy cats about for that

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    Johns work on arms is exemplary.

    It's just his other habits that are a bit iffy
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    Are you wiring up the DIN plug or are you on about the cable inside the arm?

    The top pin is the physical earth of the arm casing not a signal ground. The cable for each channel inside the arm should be twisted together (like an ethernet cable), you'll get noise otherwise, if you're using shielded cable (although I wouldn't for a tonearm) then yes the shielding should also be connected to that earth.

    HTH

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