Question about Technics SL-1200MK2 Turntable
I have 2 Technics Mk1200 M3d turntables. They're about 8 years old. I just got new Ortofon Concorde DJ cartridges and some pretty sick new vinyl... I've never had any problems with my gear up until the past few days... Almost every record I play, the needle skips half way through the record repeatedly.. Like I said...brand new needles and records.. have adjusted and re-adjusted the counter balance to no avail... I'm hoping I don't have to replace my tonearm.....I have a gig in a couple of weeks and need to practice...Please advise!
The only thing I can say is to make sure you set up your cartridges correctly - click HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS on BALANCING YOUR TONEARM properly.
If, you've balanced your tonearm, and set up your cartridges correctly, then you should not have any problems. Unless, your tonearms are damaged. But this is highly unlikely. I just think you need to balance properly.
Another note, Ortofon Concorde have a design flaw, in that they don't connect very well to the Technics tonearm. The Concorde's, have short and stubby connections on the rear, making for poor connections to the tonearm. Ortofon has addressed this issue by releasing the Ortofon OM series cartridges, and mount them to standard Technics Headshell.
If you still can't figure this out, feel free to give our techs a call 24/7 @ 1.866.668.1596 ext 1 - they can walk you through setting up, and properly testing your tonearm to see if it's damaged or not.
- DJ PRO LAB
Posted on May 13, 2008
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