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How to set anti skate settings on a fr-d35 turntable

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SOURCE: the needle is skating across the whole album.

When I was young I taped a penny on top of the head above needle.Those were the great days 45's rules.

Posted on Dec 27, 2009

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SOURCE: I need a tonearm replacing on an SL1210 MK5

The anti skate spring is not part of the arm assy but can be obtained separatly.
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Posted on Jul 05, 2010

STYLUSCITY
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SOURCE: Marantz TT221 turntable anti-skating problem

Hi, sounds more like tje stylus tip is gone and therefore the needle isn't holding to the grooves rather than a tracking weight or anti skate problem. Styluscity@gmail.com

Posted on Sep 15, 2010

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SOURCE: I just set up my

KEEP THE ANTI SKATE AT 0 FOR NOW,then you need 2 balance the tonearm with the rear counterweight so it just hovers at around the height of the platter.now you need to zero the gauge on the rear counterweight being carefull not to turn the counterweight,then check again that the tonearm still hovers.then screw counterweight inwards untill the dial on counterweight reads between 1.5- 2 grams dependin on tracking weight of cartridge.then adjust antiskate 2 whatever u set the tracking weight to.i would also double check with a spirit level ur level surface

Posted on Oct 13, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a Kenwood KD12R turntable. How do I set the

The weight should be set to the position recomended by the cartridge maker. Typically 1.5 to 2.5. If you don't know the makers setting, set it at 1.5 and work upwards. The stylus should track nicely in the record groove and not jump. But not too heavy as to cause rumble in the sound. Set the skate control low and again try the record out, if the stylus starts to skate accross the record increase the force. It's a case of experimentation with no fixed rules on these settings. Some records might need adjusments afterwards.

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Sounds like to much anti-skating with an old stylus. That can pull a needle back over and over again around the center of the record.
Try setting the anti-skating at 0% and see what happens. Also set your tonearm height to level with the platter. These may not completely fix the problem (may need new stylus tips) but shout make a huge improvement

Jan 28, 2014 | Technics SL-1200MK2 Turntable

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Anti skating


Skating is when the stylus slides across the record's surface and doesn't stay in the grooves. This can happen when the stylus is too worn and so any control to correct it called "Anti Skating" won't work. Getting the pressure right to the stylus is the first thing to do. Once this is set up if an odd record then skips a few grooves on a good condition record, you can adjust the Anti skate control to prevent it. Adjustment it is like setting the stylus pressure, a question of trial and error.

Jan 16, 2014 | JVC Audio Players & Recorders

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My tone arm has suddenly started skidding across the record surfaces. Its a brand new turntable and was fine till yesterday !!!


Generally the cause is one of 3 things. 1 Damage to the stylus or dirt. 2 Lack of pressure to the stylus. 3 Anti-skate control set to low.
First check the stylus you should feel it sticking in you finger a bit. 2 Has the weight on the end of the arm become lose? Adjust for the correct tracking weight of the cartridge. 3 Check the manual for what the anti-skate control should be set to.

Feb 23, 2011 | Technics SL-1200 Turntable

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I have a Kenwood KD12R turntable. How do I set the arm and needle. I have a weight with an adjustable dial at the end of the arm and a separate anti skating dial on the base of the turntable? Regards -...


The weight should be set to the position recomended by the cartridge maker. Typically 1.5 to 2.5. If you don't know the makers setting, set it at 1.5 and work upwards. The stylus should track nicely in the record groove and not jump. But not too heavy as to cause rumble in the sound. Set the skate control low and again try the record out, if the stylus starts to skate accross the record increase the force. It's a case of experimentation with no fixed rules on these settings. Some records might need adjusments afterwards.

Feb 15, 2011 | Kenwood KD-291RC Turntable

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Need to know what settings the anti-skate and the counterwieght on the back of the tone arm should be set to. Also when pressing start tonearm will not move at all. Can still cue it manually...


The counterwieght should be set the tracking force for the cartridge/stylus fitted. These are expressed in grams. Typical about 2 to 3 grams. If the weight has numbers on it these will match the grams. There's no right setting for the skate. Should the stylus start to skate accross the record increase the force. Start low!

On the arm movement, has the arm moved before after pushing start taking it to a record? As many turntables just don't.

Jan 01, 2011 | Technics SL-1200MK2 Turntable

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Specs for Technic Sl1210M5G Turntable


Anti skate should be set the same as the weight, i.e 3 gram of weight = 3 on the anti skate.
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May 19, 2010 | Technics SL-1210 Turntable

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Sears Tape deck/Turn table skipping!


Hi the pennies will mess up the stylus. There should be an anti skate setting at the back of the turn table, a round adjustable bit with numbers, increase the anti skate and then use the balance weigth (weight right at the back of the arm that turns to get the weight right. Set the anti skate with the tone arm light, then increase the weight a bit. Hope that helps

Jun 14, 2009 | Technics SL-1210 Turntable

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Marantz TT221 turntable anti-skating problem


Hi, sounds more like tje stylus tip is gone and therefore the needle isn't holding to the grooves rather than a tracking weight or anti skate problem. Styluscity@gmail.com

Mar 27, 2008 | Marantz Reference TT-15S1 Turntable

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Well on my technics MK2 1210's, the little anti sketch settings and all the others probably arent set to what they are supposed to be, because my needle arm keeps jumping :P could someone tell me what all...


There are two main things that will influence the anti skate settings.

1) The Headshell Weight and Balance
Firstly, check the data sheet for the cartridge and stylus you are using. It should tell you the correct weight setting which will vary from one cartridge and stylus to another. If the stylus is set too light, it can skate across the disc. This can damage the disc and the stylus. The sound will also be thin and it is likely to distort on high frequencies. If the weight is too heavy, it will not jump but will definitely damage the disc.

If you are a serious vinyl user, get yourself a tone arm balance. This is a device that you place on the turntable and you rest the stylus on a plate which is marked in micrograms. You place the stylus exactly at the correct weight marking and then make adjustments to the turntable settings until the tone arm is balanced. It's easier than it sounds!

If you don't have the data sheet for your cartridge and stylus and cannot find it online, use an old disc that you don't mind damaging, set the weight on the light side and gradually increase the weight until it stops skating.

2) Platter Levelling
Secondly, you need to make sure your turntable us on a level surface. If you are a purist, use a spirit level. to do this.

There are other things that can cause skating and jumping, especially if you use the turntable as a DJ. For example, vibration (caused hopefully by dozens rocking to your music). DJs will often increase the headshell weight very slightly to overcome this and I have sometimes placed the turntables on a thick rubber sheet such as carpet underlay to improve shock absorption.

Mar 26, 2008 | Technics SL-1200MK2 Turntable

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