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Turntable playing too slow

I've had this turntable for about six years. I've recently replaced both the belt and the stylus, but records still sound distorted. Specifically, tempos too slow, vocals too deep, etc. Can tell it's the speed as if I gently spin the record with my hand, everything sounds fine. Again, it's just a hair slow -- 33rpms seem to be playing at 30. This seems to be something of a common problem, but I have yet to see an actual fix anywhere. Further, there's no obvious way to open the case of the machine and get at the motor. Not that I'd know how to really fix it, anyway. Also, no pitch controls on the turntable. Any ideas? Should I just get a new turntable?

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There is a (v.r) for speed in side look for it and turn it a little

Posted on Mar 24, 2014

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It sounds like the pitch slider needs to be replaced...

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Posted on Oct 28, 2007

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That is a strange issue. Not sure what could be causing this. Are you describing your issue correctly. Or do the records sound warped? If they sound warped, check to make sure that your voltage setting is set correctly for your area (115V or 220V). This is a switch located underneath your turntable platter. Just make sure you power off your unit before making the switch.

If this is not the issue, then I have no clue what you are talking about, as I've never hear about this on a 1200 turntable, and I work on them for a living.

Please be even more specific, or if you can, give us a call here @ the shop, and maybe play a record for us. Perhaps we can walk you through it over the phone. 1.877.357.7677 ext 1

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Posted on Feb 24, 2008

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SOURCE: Technics SL-L3 turntable no sound until warm up

either the cartridge is bad in the phonograph tone arm.  Or the pre-amp in the stereo is bad...remember that the turntable is the only accessory that uses the pre-amp input on the stereo.  I'm betting the pre-amp is bad.

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SOURCE: Pitch Control issues on Technics 1200 mk2

The pitch pots have been altered.
there located under the platter & cover on the main circuit board.it's a peace of **** to sort them.
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Posted on Aug 15, 2009

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SOURCE: I recently purchased a used Technics 1200-MK2

If you've determined it's not the pots, and you've already performed a thorough cleaning, there are only 2 other issues which would cause this...

1) Faulty Pitch Control Fader - might need to be replaced or cleaned. I would try cleaning first, by opening it up, and if that doesn't work, then replace. Replacing requires soldering. If your not comfortable desoldering/soldering, DO NOT DO THIS. The PCB for the pitch control is discontinued, and if damaged, you will be out of luck in trying to find a new one.

2) Main PCB Drive Circuits - there are 3 IC's which control the pitch/drive of this unit. IC101, IC201, IC301, if any of them are bad, you will have issues. Unfortunately, at this stage, I would suggest contacting a service tech for assistance.

Good luck!

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