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True. I did...very faint but I heard it.
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Pre amp guys got back to me and suggested the pre amp might be bad. More to follow. Any suggestions on a new pre-amp to pair?
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Yup, sounds like the pre amp is dead, sorry to hear that. Hopefully you get a replacement soon.

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Pre amp guys got back to me and suggested the pre amp might be bad. More to follow. Any suggestions on a new pre-amp to pair?
What is your price range?

I use the Pro-Ject Phono Box S, and really like it a lot.

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Paid $125 for the Parasound, used. What are the benefits of the Pro Ject Phono Box S?
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The good news is there are jumpers inside for MM or MC cartridges, which could be the problem. Hoping someone can tell me what kind I have. It's a Pickering, but I cant find a model number.
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Paid $125 for the Parasound, used. What are the benefits of the Pro Ject Phono Box S?
The Parasound is competent if you can get it going.

The Phono Box S has adjustable impedance and capacitance (useful if your Pickering is MM), a subsonic filter, dual mono circuitry, power button and a much higher signal to noise ratio. It is the best bargain at the price that I could find after an extensive search.

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The good news is there are jumpers inside for MM or MC cartridges, which could be the problem. Hoping someone can tell me what kind I have. It's a Pickering, but I cant find a model number.
If you like, post a picture of your cartridge in the CD Players | Turntables sub forum, maybe we can figure out what you have.

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Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Latest Firmware and USB Port Questions

Hi everyone !

I picked up two R-972 units a few weeks ago. I've been reading through forums and did some searches but I couldn't find any answers to some of the questions I have.

I was also on hold for an hour with Sherwood technical support today and when I finally got a tech on the line he was pretty useless. I had to tell him that this unit does not have an Ethernet connection and cannot connect to the Internet.

I updated to the latest firmware from Sherwood's web site. My unit says: R972 VER 1.47 (2010.08.12 17:00). Is this the latest firmware ? If it's not, where can I get the latest one ?

The USB port of one of the units doesn't work. Is there a way to flash the bass target files through RS232 with the update utility found on Sherwood's web site ? If yes, how should I do it ?

Does anyone have a problem with the USB port not working ? If yes, is there any fix for it (other than sending in the unit) ?

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Version 1.47 is the last release of firmware that I know of for the R972 as for the USB port not working that's a new one. I'm not sure if that's fixable without a service from the Sherwood people. Have you heard anything from them yet?

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