Question about Teac P-988 Turntable

1 Answer

Teac P-988 Everything sounds slow/warped

Hi, my kids bought me a Teac P-988 a few years ago. I set it up to use and all of my albums sound slow or warped. I just set it up again and took my albums out of storage - same problem. The albums have always been stored properly and I have over 100. So I am sure that there must be an adjustment I can make to the needle/arm, but I have no manual. Thanks for your help. Philip

Posted by on

  • matt4stir Jul 04, 2008

    I am having the same problem with my Teac Nostalgia GF-188 turntable. I bought a bunch of records at Goodwill (for 25 cents each), and tossed them all in the trash after playing them because they sounded like they had spent an afternoon in the hot sun. A while later I went to listen to my good records, and they all sound warped too. I have no idea how to trouble shoot this one.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 51 Answers

Not passing the "wow and flutter" specs, eh?
The most common cause of this is a loose or defective belt. An inferior belt will have varying thicknesses along it's length. When it hits a skinny part, it will slow slightly. When it hits the thick part, it will speed slightly. Overall effect is that the record sounds warped.
needledoctor.com has got some good stuff.

Posted on Dec 05, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

New Records sound is bad


Very strange! Apart from the fact that new albums could be faulty which seems unlikely, the only thing I can suggest is that they could be building up static. So I should look into ways of getting shut of that. If not you could adjust the weight on the arm, to see if that cures the problem.

Jun 26, 2013 | Crosley Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

Hi, I have a Teac P-988 and it doesn't play very loudly


If you cannot get it to amplify then your problem is more than likely in the stylus or arm down pressure. Give that a try and if that is not it post more information on what you have tried.

Jan 24, 2013 | Teac P-988 Turntable

1 Answer

PS-LX250H


Have you measured the stylus downforce. It usually is between 1 & 1.5 grams.

Apr 21, 2010 | Sony PS-LX250H Turntable

1 Answer

Teac P-988 turntable Need to change needle


http://www.turntableneedles.com/search.asp?keyword=211-d&search=GO

don't replace the cartridge. it is "built-in" (not user-replaceable) needle options are at above links. The different prices of the "211" needles are different quality levels. All of which will fit in your cartridge.

Apr 06, 2010 | Teac P-988 Turntable

1 Answer

Motor on its way out?


hell yeah!! never say die!! i wish i could fix it for you! classics cant be bought! just owned! you may have to pull it apart and clean it .... it sound s like dirt is a factor in all your problems! check that the drive (friction drive ) is cleaned as it is obviously slipping and all will be well again!

Dec 04, 2009 | Teac SL-A100 Turntable

1 Answer

Belt on teac turntable came loose, I don't know how to put back


its simple the belt goes around the platter and the motor spindle thats it!

Apr 11, 2009 | Teac P-988 Turntable

1 Answer

ION USB recording mainly room sound, only little album sound!


Sound input option was routed to microphone in System Preferences. Needed to change it to the turntable input.

Feb 19, 2009 | ION Audio iPTUSB Turntable

1 Answer

Problems with weights on turntable arm


http://www.turntableneedles.com/FAQs_ep_33.html

found instructions above.
scroll down to
"How do I adjust tracking pressure and anti skate?" under the section of "OTHER"

Feb 14, 2009 | Teac P-988 Turntable

2 Answers

All my vinyl sounds warped on turntable


Most common problem is the belt getting soft, especially if it has sat for a long time. It will get a weak spot where it sat on the drive pulley and every time the turntable goes around and hits that weak spot it will slow down a little making it sound like a warped album.

The belts are usually very easy to replace. Usually just lift off the turntable or there might be a small clip on the center pin, then it lifts off. Replacement belts can be ordered from several places, as shown in this search... http://www.google.com/search?&q=SL-B200+Technics+turntable+belt

Feb 17, 2008 | Technics SL-1210 Turntable

Not finding what you are looking for?
Teac P-988 Turntable Logo

462 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Teac Audio Players & Recorders Experts

 Grubhead
Grubhead

Level 3 Expert

4678 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

63586 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Teac Audio Player and Recorder Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...