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I have a stereo separates, Cambridge Audio, which were bought brand new last
year, and I get "tickling" when I touch any metal part of the turntable. I
have the project debut III, the CA 340 A SE (amp), 340 T (tuner), 340 C (cd)
and 540 PP (phono preamp). All stereo comp are plugged in earthed
receptacles. The earth is ok. I have personally changed all receptacles,
switches, circuit breakers etc, 6 years ago. The preamp and phono are
supplied with walwarts (low voltage). I have no sound problems, all is well
except this phantom voltage. BTW, my stereo is plugged in a receptacle that
has a dedicated pigtail (?) with its own 16 A circuit breaker (230 V).

TIA,


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I have a stereo separates, Cambridge Audio, which were bought brand new
last year, and I get "tickling" when I touch any metal part of the
turntable. I have the project debut III, the CA 340 A SE (amp), 340 T
(tuner), 340 C (cd) and 540 PP (phono preamp). All stereo comp are plugged
in earthed receptacles. The earth is ok. I have personally changed all
receptacles, switches, circuit breakers etc, 6 years ago. The preamp and
phono are supplied with walwarts (low voltage). I have no sound problems,
all is well except this phantom voltage. BTW, my stereo is plugged in a
receptacle that has a dedicated pigtail (?) with its own 16 A circuit
breaker (230 V).

TIA,


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Tzortzakakis Dimitrios
major in electrical engineering
mechanized infantry reservist
hordad AT otenet DOT gr




Sometimes a brushed aluminum surface will tickle like an electrical charge
when none is present. Old Marantz receivers are somewhat noted for this.

Do these pieces have brushed metal?

Mark Z.

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"Tzortzakakis Dimitrios" wrote in message
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I have a stereo separates, Cambridge Audio, which were bought brand new
last year, and I get "tickling" when I touch any metal part of the
turntable. I have the project debut III, the CA 340 A SE (amp), 340 T
(tuner), 340 C (cd) and 540 PP (phono preamp). All stereo comp are plugged
in earthed receptacles. The earth is ok. I have personally changed all
receptacles, switches, circuit breakers etc, 6 years ago. The preamp and
phono are supplied with walwarts (low voltage). I have no sound problems,
all is well except this phantom voltage. BTW, my stereo is plugged in a
receptacle that has a dedicated pigtail (?) with its own 16 A circuit
breaker (230 V).

TIA,


--
Tzortzakakis Dimitrios
major in electrical engineering
mechanized infantry reservist
hordad AT otenet DOT gr




Sometimes a brushed aluminum surface will tickle like an electrical charge
when none is present. Old Marantz receivers are somewhat noted for this.

Do these pieces have brushed metal?

Yes, all their chassis are made entirely of brushed aluminium. My vendor
told me to reverse a plug (change its polarity-all receptacles in EU are
unpolarized), which I did (the amp's plug) and I think it worked. Thanks
anyway. (I am planning to get a second hand tape deck, from the same vendor.
I could just as well get one from ebay, but the greek ebay is still in its
infancy, and it would be difficult and expensive to get one from german
ebay)


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"Tzortzakakis Dimitrios" wrote in message
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I have a stereo separates, Cambridge Audio, which were bought brand new
last year, and I get "tickling" when I touch any metal part of the
turntable. I have the project debut III, the CA 340 A SE (amp), 340 T
(tuner), 340 C (cd) and 540 PP (phono preamp). All stereo comp are plugged
in earthed receptacles. The earth is ok. I have personally changed all
receptacles, switches, circuit breakers etc, 6 years ago. The preamp and
phono are supplied with walwarts (low voltage). I have no sound problems,
all is well except this phantom voltage. BTW, my stereo is plugged in a
receptacle that has a dedicated pigtail (?) with its own 16 A circuit
breaker (230 V).

TIA,


--
Tzortzakakis Dimitrios
major in electrical engineering
mechanized infantry reservist
hordad AT otenet DOT gr




Sometimes a brushed aluminum surface will tickle like an electrical charge
when none is present. Old Marantz receivers are somewhat noted for this.

Do these pieces have brushed metal?

Yes, but that was not my case. When I touched the screw of the turntable,
that connects to its earthing cable, I got "tickling". After some search, I
found out my power strip's earthing "clamps" (the things that make contact
to earth metal strips on the plug) were loose. I pulled them with a
screwdriver, and I think the problem is solved (also poor earth contact).


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Tzortzakakis Dimitrios
major in electrical engineering
mechanized infantry reservist
hordad AT otenet DOT gr






 
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