Question about Turntables
I bought the above record deck second hand, but no user manual has come with it. I would value any advice about setup, etc. for this deck. Best of all, where I could get hold of a manual. Also, I need a strobe disc to set the speed of the deck.
SOURCE: Tone arm won't drop
This is a tough one. There is usually a series of gears that function in unison to make all the magic happens. These gears are usually set in motion by a smaller belt located inside the unit. If this belt has come off or is damaged, your unit will not work. Or, if the gears have cracked, or dried up, same issue.
Suggest taking it to a service center for repair.
Posted on Sep 08, 2008
K, I'm not familiar with that particular stereo unit but there were a lot of stereos from years gone past that used a turntable made by BSR. When you activate the switch to start the turntable listen closely to the record platter for a hum or possibly the sound of a motor turning (they're quite quiet). Is the switch lever you pull rectangular made of black plastic, you pull it towards you one click to start the record and pull it one step further (spring loaded) to make the tone arm lift from the record automatically? Just want to make sure I'm talking about the right turntable before we continue.
Posted on Oct 11, 2008
go to control panel, sound audio devices, hardware , USB Audio Device Properies, Properties, click the + next to Audio Devices USB Audio Device Properties, make sure that is highlighted, click do not map through this device, apply restart program. Under device properties make sure sound playback is set to default driver ie: Realteck Ac97 audio etc... Hope this helps
Posted on Sep 23, 2009
I have just fixed this problem on my Aiwa PX3800 with improvisation.
The platter was rotating too slowly, I didn't know how much too slow only that the records sounded wrong.
I imagined the belt, motor and platter as a bicycle gear and so simply increased the gear... I achieved this by winding a thin strip of a electrical insulation tape around the motor head to increase it's radius (like changing up to a larger front cog on a bicycle gear).
I could then time the rotations and remove a layer or two of the tape accordingly until I have achieved a perfect 45rpm. 33 is still way out but I only listen to 45s!
Be sure to trim excess tape from the motor head with a craft knife/scalpel or it'll stick to the platter.
Poor man fix up.
Posted on Dec 23, 2011
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