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BSR turntable how to set Anti-skating control on tonearm correctly too many screws to know???

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Not all BSR turntables have an anti-skating compensator, but for those that do, it is usually a plastic screw or knob near the rear right of the turntable.

It can be difficult to set it just right, unless you have a grooveless disc to test with. If you do, start the turntable and lower the arm into the middle of it. Turn the control clockwise if the arm slides towards the edge, anticlockwise if it slides towards the centre. Find the position in which there is no slide.

If at maximum anticlockwise the arm still slides in, then the spring is too weak and will need to be replaced.

Posted on Jan 10, 2013

  • Philip Reynolds Jan 10, 2013

    Self-reply for clarification - the grooveless disc is not necessarily the right way to test this - and also there is often said to be no one correct setting. However, there are numerous test discs out there some of which use a grooveless patch, and other methods.

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What model BSR is it?

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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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Technics sl-1200 tonearm problem


Hi, Assuming the the turntable is on a level platform and that you have "adjusted the weight and anti skating correctly", might it not be just the styli/cartridge that's left in question? Visually check the styli/cartridge assembly, look for unevenness of wear on the needle itself, compare with a known good styli the angle. On some rare instances, it is the shielded wire inside the arm. Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things are or should you need further information. Good luck and kind regards.

Aug 28, 2007 | Technics SL-1200MK2 Turntable

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Need to know how to adjust tone arm and anti-skate


Get one of those little mini-digital scales that should sell for about $30 or less. Make sure it reads in 0.1 or 0.01 increments. Unplug the turntable (so the platter doesn't spin) and place the scale in the tonearm path. Most tonearm and headshell combos should work well in the 1.0 to 1.5 g range. Weigh the tonearm balancing on the scale about midway through the path (where it would be in the center of the record)

I used a flat plastic credit size card to protect the stylus on the surface. Don't forget to tare the scale to 0. Attempt to calibrate your weight scale adjustment on the tonearm to match the scale while you are at this. Once you have found a setting that works for you, match that marking on the weight scale adjustment on the anti-skate wheel.

You should have a turntable that sounds nice and is also gentle on your records!

Feb 18, 2013 | Turntables

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My denon 26-f turntable stylus arm lifts about 2 minutes before end of record. how can this be adjusted on the turntable?


Hi Richard, at the base of the tonearm look for a rubber grommet. Under it you will find a screw. Adjust clockwise slightly to make the tonearm lift further along. Fine tune antil sorted. If the adjustment is not at tonearm base remove the rubber platter mat. If the platter has an access hole in it rotate platter so the hole is near the tonearm and look for scew to adjust. John styluscity.com

Nov 28, 2011 | Turntables

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How do you adjust the tone arm on a Denon DP-47F turntable? Thanks Cosmicharlie


Basically, like almost any other turntable.

Look up the recommended tracking force for your cartridge/stylus.

Unplug the power to the turntable.
Using the tonearm elevation control, raise the tonearm.
Manually move the tonearm in toward the platter.
Manually rotate the platter ClockWise a few turns to disengage any cueing mechanisms.
Set the Tracking and Anti-skating controls to 0.
Disengage the tonearm elevation control. The tonearm will either float or drop. This is why we have no power, just in case it hits the platter.
Adjust the counterweight until the tonearm floats exactly horizontal. Use the flat portion of the tonarm rest as a gauge.
Return the tonearm to its rest.
Dial in the prescribed tracking force and anti-skating. Play records.


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Basically, like almost any other turntable.

Look up the recommended tracking force for your cartridge/stylus.
Unplug the power to the turntable.
Using the tonearm elevation control, raise the tonearm.
Manually move the tonearm in toward the platter.
Manually rotate the platter ClockWise a few turns to disengage any cueing mechanisms.
Set the Tracking and Anti-skating controls to 0.
Disengage the tonearm elevation control. The tonearm will either float or drop. This is why we have no power, just in case it hits the platter.
Adjust the counterweight until the tonearm floats exactly horizontal. Use the flat portion of the tonarm rest as a gauge.
Return the tonearm to its rest.
Dial in the prescribed tracking force and anti-skating. Play records.

Apr 14, 2011 | Denon DP-47F Turntable

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Arm weight needs adjusting...albums are skipping. how do I do this? thank you.


If you have a guard for the stylus, consider using it or be very careful with the following.
To balance the tonearm, rotate the counterweight at the back of the tonearm one way or the other until the arm floats - doesn't go up or down, just sits there level. Set the scale to zero.
THEN, rotate it inward (clockwise when viewed from the back) until it is correct for your cartrridge. If you're not sure of a correct setting, start with 1.5 gm and see how that goes.
If the TT has an anti-skate adjustment (a small knob with scale around the base of the tonearm, set that to whatever you set the tonearm pressure for.
If it still doesn't track OK, add pressure in 1/4 gm increments but do not exceed 2 gm in all but very rare cases.

Jan 27, 2011 | Technics SL-BD22 Turntable

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The arm just slides across the record.


The link for this model's manual is a dead-end at the Panasonic website. I lodged an email complaint.

If the tonearms balance and anti-skate are set properly it should track correctly.

When you lower the tonearm does it actuallu drop onto the platter or does it seem to hover? Look at the stylus to make sure a dustball hasn't clogged the tip.

Jan 19, 2011 | Technics SL-BD20D Turntable

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I just set up my audio technica AT-PL120 for the first time, and I can't stop the tonearm from drifting back to the rest. I can't get the stylus to stay straight unless I add more on to the counterweight,...


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

Oct 12, 2010 | Audio Technica AT-PL120 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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