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Technics turntable distortion emisson

My technics 1200 MK2 has started to emit a low frequency distortion thru my mixer thru to my amp and out the speakers . I have try alot of things(try different needle heads and needles , tried different mixer and amp) as i have other turntables and mixers to test the stuff. Im guessin it has to do with either the tone arm or the rca's or ground wire. I was wondering if you have heard of this problem or have any suggestions. FYI---The turntable is about 8 years old.

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  • urbanmixster May 15, 2009

    got the same problem when bass drops in the tunes
    the sound comes out distorted. I have checked the rcas and the ground and all are in place. any one solved this prolblem pls let me know

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More than likely your RCA cables are going bad, and will need to be replaced. Not the hardest self-repair, but you will need to have some soldering skills. In addition, caution should be taken when taking apart your turntable.

Check out the following videos for self-repair assistance on these wonderful DJ turntables.

If you think it's too much for you to do yourself, get some professional assistance. Shouldn't cost too much for repair.

Hope this helps some.

- OPTiC.
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www.djprolab.com

Posted on Nov 04, 2008

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