Question about Pioneer Audio Players & Recorders
My record player was working great and all of the sudden the arm won't release back and the the turn table will not stop spinning. I have to unplug it and manually work the arm. All of the automatic functions don't work, the stop button, start, and repeat button don't work. I've taken it to a local record shop to get checked out and they set up the speed and needle pressure but are not sure whats going on with it. Any help would be much appreciated! Please i really loved this player too!
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Posted on Feb 23, 2016
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
There can be a number of reasons for this.
Have you checked that the stylus tip has not broken off? this is a common cause and will require a new stylus.
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
the pitch is just the speed, adjust to your liking.
"How do I adjust tracking pressure and anti skate?
If you are lucky enough to have these two adjustments here's how: Move tracking force counter weight till needle suspends/hovers above record. then rotate numbers to zero. (this is zero grams pressure on record) then rotate weight AND numbers to recommended tracking pressure for your needle usually 1.5 to 3 grams is average. Then rotate anti skate to be equal. That should get you there. If you still have adjustment related distortion then it may be time for a new needle.
NOTE: Anti skate is adjusting side to side pressure WITHIN GROOVE of record. Tracking pressure is how hard the needle is pushing down inside the groove." from
lots of crackles are caused by crummy records and needles. to some small degree are unavoidable no matter what, but above all the records must be clean.
someday the manual may show up for free here
Posted on Feb 11, 2009
+ is on center pin, and the current consumption is low, not more than 200mA. A 12V wall-wart will do fine.
Posted on Dec 23, 2009
With a tabel of this vintage, any grease has probably turned to glue. This unit requires a complete overhaul. The old grease needs to be removed and the unit regreased. There should be a small microswitch that controls the on/off function. This switch can be dirty or the lever that makes it work can be stuck with the grease. Without seeing the actual unit, it is hard/impossible for me to tell you exactly the problem. I have done 100s of units of this vintage and can state with confidense that the overhaul/cleaning will return this to full function.<br /> <br /> Dan
Posted on Aug 19, 2010
I had this same problem with my Crosley 704 and it bamboozled me to no end.
After digging around I dug up the manual online (I bought mine used so I didn't have one to consult). It turns out the record stops when it gets to the end, and to get it spinning again you have to lift up the tone arm and move it right (past the holding latch) until it clicks, and voila, it starts spinning again, ready for a new record.
You'd think that they coulda made it more obvious :(
Posted on Sep 20, 2010
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