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How can I adjust anti-skating on a BSR P207 turntable?

When I set the tone arm down on an LP on the turntable, it skates across the record, then stops about halfway across, but the sound is very muddy and indistinct. How can I correct/adjust this tone arm skating on this BSR P 207 turntable? Thank you.

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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

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SOURCE: BSR turntable how to set Anti-skating control on tonearm

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

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