Question about Technics SL-1210 Turntable
Just got a 1210 and im completely new to this!! seems to be a problem with the weight? as soon as i lay the arm onto the vinyl it feels like its pushing its self off and when i backspin the record it just comes off??? really not sure why, it plays ok but just when i reverse the record it aint avin it??
1) make sure that you have the correct needle for backspinning. Standard needles touch the record at aslight angle, needles designed for backspining will be at a right angle to the record.
2) The tone arm needs to be balanced correctly as well. Based upon your description, the tonearm may be too light. I think that the standard weight is about 1.5 grams. There should be both a rough and fine adjustment available for balancing the tonearm. Set the fine adjustment to zero(0). Move the rough weight to balance the tonearm level. Then turn the dial to 1.5 grams. That should give you the proper weight at the needle.
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Posted on Jan 29, 2009
IMO the problem can be solved in 2 ways, either move the counterweight on the back of the arm towards the turning point of the arm ( by just adjusting it 10 - 20 % of an whole spin you can adjust a lot), or buy an other needle which is heavier then this one...
Posted on Jan 29, 2009
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this could be the tone arm bearings too tight,damaged or in need of a little oil.
i had a similar problem on my 1210, it kept jumping all the time,ruining my mixes! it turned out it was the bearings too tight.
unscrew the counter weight so that the arm hovers over the platter and move it to the centre with anti-skate on zero.
slowly turn the anti-skate round to three and the arm should move over to the arm rest smoothly,if it stops before the arm rest or isnt smooth theres your problem,loosen the bearing adjuster slightly and try the hover routine again until its as smooth as you can get it. it is possible,if the turntable has been transported without dust covers the bearings or the pin could be slightly damaged from knocks on the top of the tone arm assembly.
let me know how you get on or if you need any more help.
Oct 10, 2007 | Technics SL-1210 Turntable
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