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My pioneer PL660 turntable skates along the record surface

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Adjust your arm balance, it may be too light on the pick up side.

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If u cant find any other ways 2 fix it u can always tape a few quarters 2 the top of the arms needle and that should work fine. its skateing most likely because the arm weight is somehow not working

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Skating is when the stylus slides across the record's surface and doesn't stay in the grooves. This can happen when the stylus is too worn and so any control to correct it called "Anti Skating" won't work. Getting the pressure right to the stylus is the first thing to do. Once this is set up if an odd record then skips a few grooves on a good condition record, you can adjust the Anti skate control to prevent it. Adjustment it is like setting the stylus pressure, a question of trial and error.

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My need on my turntable jumps around on my records


If it keeps sliding in one direction, it probably needs an anti-skating adjustment or to be put on a level surface. If it jumps all over, the stylus weight is probably too light or the surface it's on isn't stable enough.

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My tone arm has suddenly started skidding across the record surfaces. Its a brand new turntable and was fine till yesterday !!!


Generally the cause is one of 3 things. 1 Damage to the stylus or dirt. 2 Lack of pressure to the stylus. 3 Anti-skate control set to low.
First check the stylus you should feel it sticking in you finger a bit. 2 Has the weight on the end of the arm become lose? Adjust for the correct tracking weight of the cartridge. 3 Check the manual for what the anti-skate control should be set to.

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I have a Kenwood KD12R turntable. How do I set the arm and needle. I have a weight with an adjustable dial at the end of the arm and a separate anti skating dial on the base of the turntable? Regards -...


The weight should be set to the position recomended by the cartridge maker. Typically 1.5 to 2.5. If you don't know the makers setting, set it at 1.5 and work upwards. The stylus should track nicely in the record groove and not jump. But not too heavy as to cause rumble in the sound. Set the skate control low and again try the record out, if the stylus starts to skate accross the record increase the force. It's a case of experimentation with no fixed rules on these settings. Some records might need adjusments afterwards.

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Increase the weight of the arm, check if it has anti-skate control.

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This is a question for my daughter who lives in Japan. She has a Crosley turntable she bought from Urban Outfitters. The stylus arm has suddenly started skating over the record, ie won't play anything. ...


I have no experience of Crosley turntables, however, stylus arm skating across the record surface on any turntable is normally due to the counter balance weight being incorrectly adjusted. In order to track across a record properly, the stylus must press down on to the record very lightly. If there is too little pressure, skating is what tends to happen. Too much pressure can cause distortion of the sound and excessive wear of the record.

At the pivoting end of the stylus arm, there should be a counter balence weight. This is normally adjustable (but not always - depends on quality and features of the particular turntable), and is used to set the pressure the stylus applies to the record surface, measured in grammes. The manual that came with it should tell you how to adjust it, but for most turntables stylus pressure is between 1 to 3 grammes.

If you dont have the manual, have a good look at the pivoting end of the stylus arm to see if soemthing is obviously wrong, or if not whether there is something with numbers on it that can be turned or slid. This is likley to be the counter weight. Try adjusting it.
Within reason, the stylus weight isnt critical so a "trial and error" approach wont do any harm.

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Hi, sounds more like tje stylus tip is gone and therefore the needle isn't holding to the grooves rather than a tracking weight or anti skate problem. Styluscity@gmail.com

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