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The SP8 was designed to use with MM cartridges. If you use a step up xfmr. or active step –up device, you will inevitably get some hum. My best advice is to obtain a hi output MC cartridge. I have a friend who owns an SP8 and uses a Sumiko Blue Point #2 , which has 2.5 mV output and works great with the SP8.
Clinique Audio told me that the Gnd Loop Isolator is a crappy solution that will not enhance the sound.
I was told to use first a good "shielded cable" between the HA-1000 and the SP8 Phono entry.
That's the reason why it's too short to give you a 5 stars satisfecit...
It may take some time before i can take the good decision...
Yesterday i paid a visit to a high end Hifi Shop! They proposed an Ortofon High end RCA/RCA cable with a GND cable ended with a fork on both sides... The cable is pricey at 235€...
I prefered not to buy it and use a high end Interconnect shielded Wireworld pair of cable RCA/RCA + a DIY cable ended with a fork at both ends to connect from the GND of the HA-1000 to the GND of the SP8.
The sound is terrific and the parasite noise when switching of the turntable is now diminished and acceptable in only the right speaker...
I will choice to do nothing else but use the MUTE of the SP8 before switching off the turntable.
I'm happy since the sound is really terrific and outperforms what i previously had with the Linn Kairn preamp.
I will not try the GND loop isolator since the cable are poor and not shielded and may worsen the terrific sound i get!
Sorry but i may ask a refund of my 36€ spent on your website
do you recommend this cheap GND Loop Isolator?
What worries me is the cabling with no apparent shielding?
I may buy it to test if it works as you said!
I've just order your suggested GND Loop isolator but from Baxshop at a very affordable price at 50€ only!
I will receive it next wednesday the 10th of june! After testing if it works as expected i will send you the required 5 stars!
I've fixed the GND issue by myself with a simple DIY Gnd cable and that's it!
I don't need anymore help and what i need is a refund since Aric's solution with his GND Loop isolator was not successful for me!