Last week I bought a Linn Sondek and a Naim Stageline K. When I switch on the motor rocker switch there is a loud "pop" through the loudspeakers. I took the deck back to the dealer who was unable to reproduce the "pop" unless he arced the switch. He was using a Cyrus Signature phono stage.
I took the deck back home and plugged it into the mains, leaving it unplugged from the Stageline. When I switched the motor on there was no "pop". When I plugged it into the Stageline the "pop" was well and truly back.
I tried running an extension from another part of the house for the Sondek mains supply. This helped a little, but it's still there. My dealer loaned me an Isotek Sirius power bar to try, but that made no difference. I've been told that Stagelines can be very sensitive to electrical pulses. I'm going to borrow the Cyrus phono stage and swap that in.
I wondered if anyone has had a similar experience with a Stageline. It's being fed by a Linn Krystal cartridge.