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Playing speed HiDusted down some of my old LPs and put them on the turntable. Unfortunately the playing speed varies at it is difficult to get the strobe to remain constant. Any ideas, worth fixing or better to buy a new one?

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Re: playing speed

Hi there,

Just use some contact spray on the pitch adjustment reostat.
You may have to remove the bottom cover to reveal the mechanism. After the spraying turn 2-3 times the reostat left and right and you 're ready to go.
I hope that this tip solves the problem. Anyway in my case worked.

Dimitris from Greece

Posted on Mar 21, 2008

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Great detective work.

Let's collaborate on this for the benefit of others who may have the same problem.

L.IN should be the point at which the Lead-In groove on the LP would be, where the tonearm will drop to play an LP
RET should be the point at which the tonearm will lift up and RETurn to its rest at the end of the LP

That leaves us with SW. If your source is right this will affect the Speed. I can't imagine what the W stands for.

Since this turntable lacks the traditional strobe light and dots along the platter rim for determining if it's on target speed-wise we have to improvise and make a Strobe Disc.

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