Stageline hum, when ground connected

I have a hum issue with my Stageline S.

The setup is a Nait XS2, Stageline S and hicap. All have plenty of distance (1m+) from eachother.

TT is a Linn Axis with a Hana

The hum starts at about 30% volume.

I noticed as I disconnect the ground phono wire, the hum disappears.

What seems like a problem in reverse, am I ok leaving the ground disconnected?


Welcome to the forum :slightly_smiling_face:

I can’t answer your question but I have an inkling it may help others to if you say whether your Stageline is powered from Aux2 or your HC.

You have an earth or ground loop. Your Linn Axis is, somehow, grounded twice. Removing the phono ground removes one ground.