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How to set up a bush turntable mtt2 I have the record spinning but the sound is distorted, presumably i havent got the arm counterbalanced but there are no instructions with the turntable. What is the best setting?

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SOURCE: techniques SL-D1 Turntable anti skid...

Actually, this sounds like the needle is damaged. Make sure there is a tip on there. Just because it's new, does not mean it is not damaged. Sometimes end-users improperly handle the stylus/needle when installing.

If you are 100% certain that the stylus is ok, then the anti-skate needs to be set correctly. Generally, leaving it on 0 (zero) is ok to start. Then try and balance your tonearm according to THESE INSTRUCTIONS. These instructions apply to most turntables. The fundamentals are the same for all turntables in that you need to balance (float) your tonearm for optimal use.

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Posted on Nov 04, 2008

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SOURCE: Old record player spins too slowly

it sounds as if the rubber belt is to slack however also worth checking ithe attachment to the spindle itself is not loose 2make sure the belt is the correct type

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Turntable will not turn (spin)

It would appear this is a belt drive turntable - here's a link to a site where you can order a replacement, although you may be able to find a cheaper one.

http://www.elexatelier.com/panasonic.htm

Hope this helps!

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Crosley CR79 4 in 1 Entertainment Center

Wild guess but try this with the power off. Rotate the platter clockwise about 5-10 turns. You may feel internal mechanical engagement as you do it. The cueing mechanism may cycle it through its motion and return it to the rest.

Posted on Apr 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Problem with Technics SL-BD20D turntable: Sound

have you got anti skate adjustment

Posted on Aug 07, 2009

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