Question about Technics SL-1200 Turntable
I've had my sl1200 Mk5 turntables for about a year now, and a couple of weeks ago one just, stopped playing sound out of the right channel on the DB meter on my mixer. Tried swapping decks to different channels on my mixer (phono of course!) tried changing the carts, no luck! changed to a different mixer, still no luck. I am at a bit of a loose end, as I want to fix it without having to shell out loads of money for it. Any advice would be appreciated.
Are the RCA cabes on the MK5 still built directly into the turntable or do they have jacks on the back now ?
Posted on Jun 08, 2008
So i had the same problem.... removed the headshell and then cleaned inside there with a cue tip... all sorts of dust and gunk came out but fixed it... so maybe worth a try,.
Posted on Mar 25, 2008
Issue is either your tonearm or your RCA cables. Unfortunately, there is no easy way to determine which is the problem. I would suggest replacing the RCA cables first, as it is the least expensive. If it does not solve your problem, then the issue is with the tonearm.
You can also do this for now:
Remove your headshell/cartridge from the tonearm. Look inside the tonearm tube, you'll see 4 gold prongs. Make sure all 4 prongs are protruding, and are 'shiny'. If they are not, then the issue is with your tonearm. If they look good, then more than likely, the issue is with your RCA cables. Taking it to a qualified repair center will help in determining what is the issue, but they will need to open your unit to test, so be prepared to pay for the estimate right off the bat.
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Posted on Jan 19, 2008
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