Question about Califone International 1030AV Turntable
I've just got hold of a Califone 1450K record player (not very common here in Australia!). It sounds great, especially with 45s, which was what I wanted it for. But it runs a bit fast. It's not one of the pitch-adjustable models, but I figure if I could just get the bloody platter off there might be something under there I could tweak. So first of all, how do I remove the platter - it won't budge - and secondly, is there a way to fine tune the playing speed on these models? Cheers, Ben.
This one is actually fastened from underneath (inside). You need to open the player up and you will see the usual C shaped fastener on a cleat near the motor assembly. Most old direct drive record players have a C pin around the spindle that you can unfasten (pry with a twist) with a screwdriver. Irealize you figured this out yourself, but I'll take the guess work out for someone else... yeah..l you gotta take it apart!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Try looking at the spindle where the record hole goes. You might have to lift the mat somehow. There might a C Ring holding it.
Posted on Oct 23, 2009
SOURCE: Califone 1450K
Ya, this is a tough one. If it was on it's side, and not handle properly, something may have come loose and caused some damage inside. If you have absolutely no power, then more than likely the power transformer fried. Not much else in these things that could have caused such an issue. At this point, you have to decide whether it's worth getting repaired, or buying a working used one. They go on ebay for about $30-50, which is much cheaper than getting it repaired. Transformers for these units run around $20-30, then you have to tack on labor, which will be in the 40 min range - that's if its the transformer. But I do understand if it has some personal value, so that is something to consider. Hope this helps some. - Justin DJPROAUDIO
Posted on Sep 02, 2007
Probably a bad relay switch. Open up the turntable. Identify the motor that spins the table. Follow the wires of that motor to, perhaps, some type of little circuit board with a relay. I have a Backley-Cardy 322-487 classroom phonograph which uses a Califone 1620 amp and a BSR turntable. To get the table to spin, you have to move the tone arm. Mine doesn't move and I'm in the process of replacing the faulty relay that is the problem.
Posted on May 14, 2010
Either the stylus is worn or you have not got enough weight to the stylus. As you don't state which type it is all I can say is look at the end of the arm and see if there is a weight with numbers on. Increase the pressure to the stylus by setting it a higher number. Do it in stages till the stylus stays in the grooves without causing rumble to the sound.
Posted on Mar 06, 2011
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