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I have a Realistic Clarinette 107 phonograph that won't drop the tonearm onto the record at any setting, 7" 10" or 12".Is there an adjustment or fix for this? Thanks

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It's possible your weight adjustment has been mis-adjusted since you last used your turntable. On the tonearm, there should be a weight adjustment wheel. Turn this all the way towards the needle (IN). Now, adjust it backwards until there is no resistance in the tone arm - this is your zero point, reset the wheel on the weight adjustment knob to read 0. Now, adjust it forward to 3 grams of downward pressure. This is usually the minimum amount of force needed on a record. If it still skates at this setting, adjust it with gradual amounts of greater force until the skating stops.

Posted on Jan 11, 2008

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SOURCE: tonearm goes to record and returns to start position without ever playing the record

Do you have an adjustable piece at the end nearest the pivot point [the bit that goes into the turntable] if you do then adjust the weight so there is more downward pressure on the record [ or just try putting weight on the tonearm ] and see if this helps

Posted on May 23, 2009

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I have also had this problem with the same model turntable. I opened mine up and the problem seems to have been that the grease on the arm lift and cueing lever was gumming up the linkage between the two. (I suspect that my turntable hadn't been used in some time.) I managed to free up the parts by manually working the the arm lift (pressing it down) several times. I'm not sure that I needed to open up the chasis for this fix but it did help me to see what was going on. Good luck with yours.

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I suppose the only way to do it would be to stop it functioning completely. The only way would be to dissasemble the auto function. What you would need to do is work out which parts are essential for the turntable operation and which only activate the return. So you need to whatch the mechanism working. You will need to remove the base and look at from underneath, just like going underneath a car!
I can't say for certain if you can do it, only you will be able to determine it can be removed without affecting the operation of the entire turntable.

Posted on May 25, 2010

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Arm drops off the side of the record when it is set to 12 inch records


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Where can i obtain a realistic 32-1200 manual for free? or what does cera and mag on the back of the mixer mean?


In reference to the question -
" what does cera and mag on the back of the mixer mean? "
these jacks are for the input of phonograph record cartridge signals.
Phonograph cartridges are of two types -
1. "Cera"mic (ceramic) cartridges generate their signal using a ceramic crystal which provides almost 1/2 a volt of current.
2. "Mag"netic (magnetic) cartridges generate a more accurate signal than a ceramic cartridge but the magnetic cartridge generates its signal using a moving-magnet mechanism (rather than a ceramic crystal) and the magnetic cartridge generates much less current than a ceramic cartridge, so its signal needs a lot more amplification than a ceramic crystal's output. So the two jacks on the back of the mixer provide different levels of amplification for the phono cartridges, less amplification for a ceramic cartridge and more amplification for a magnetic cartridge.
Since few people play phonograph records any more it is understandable that the public has little knowledge of the differences between ceramic and magnetic cartridges. But each have their own benefits and usually ceramic cartridges are cheaper than magnetic cartridges simply because it takes a lot more sophisticated manufacturing technology to make a magnetic cartridge, though magnetics are usually preferred over ceramics because of their more accurate generation of a signal from the wiggling groove in a phonograph record. But for those who can hear, the complete sound signal from a phonograph record is much preferred over the dead and dry sampled sound from a digital CD. And the old 1/4" reel-to-reel tape recordings are the highest sound quality of all because they are direct copies of the original magnetic tape masters with no digitizing at all. The fullness of their sound is astounding compared to any digitized signal..
A mag input is down at the mic level.
A ceramic input is almost up at the line level.

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You can download the drivers for you VN-2100PC for Windows 7 from Olympus's website. I've linked it below.

http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_support_downloads.asp?id=1270&os=w

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Have a Sony PS-T2 direct drive TT. The tonearm drops in the middle of the LP rather than the lead-in groove and I can't get it to work right.


It sounds like it's been set up to play 7 inch records, check to see if there anything in the instructions on record size selection.

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How do you adjust the tone arm on a Denon DP-47F turntable? Thanks Cosmicharlie


Basically, like almost any other turntable.

Look up the recommended tracking force for your cartridge/stylus.

Unplug the power to the turntable.
Using the tonearm elevation control, raise the tonearm.
Manually move the tonearm in toward the platter.
Manually rotate the platter ClockWise a few turns to disengage any cueing mechanisms.
Set the Tracking and Anti-skating controls to 0.
Disengage the tonearm elevation control. The tonearm will either float or drop. This is why we have no power, just in case it hits the platter.
Adjust the counterweight until the tonearm floats exactly horizontal. Use the flat portion of the tonarm rest as a gauge.
Return the tonearm to its rest.
Dial in the prescribed tracking force and anti-skating. Play records.


Register with http://www.vinylengine.com/ and find the manual here...

http://www.vinylengine.com/library/denon/dp-47f.shtml

Basically, like almost any other turntable.

Look up the recommended tracking force for your cartridge/stylus.
Unplug the power to the turntable.
Using the tonearm elevation control, raise the tonearm.
Manually move the tonearm in toward the platter.
Manually rotate the platter ClockWise a few turns to disengage any cueing mechanisms.
Set the Tracking and Anti-skating controls to 0.
Disengage the tonearm elevation control. The tonearm will either float or drop. This is why we have no power, just in case it hits the platter.
Adjust the counterweight until the tonearm floats exactly horizontal. Use the flat portion of the tonarm rest as a gauge.
Return the tonearm to its rest.
Dial in the prescribed tracking force and anti-skating. Play records.

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I have an older QL-45 turntable that needs tone arm adjustment- I don`t know how to set the weight so it doesn`t lower down to album so hard or heavily


I can't find the specific turntable. Who makes it?

This should work with some modifications for your specific controls...

Make a note of the tracking force setting.


Make sure the turntable is level.


Unplug the power to the turntable.

Using the tonearm elevation control, raise the tonearm.

Manually move the tonearm in toward the platter.

Manually rotate the platter ClockWise a few turns to disengage any cueing mechanisms.

Set the Stylus Pressure/Tracking setting to 0.

Disengage the tonearm elevation control. The tonearm will either float or drop. This is why we have no power, just in case it hits the platter.

Adjust the counterweight until the tonearm floats exactly horizontal. Use the flat portion of the tonarm rest as a gauge.

Return the tonearm to its rest.

Dial in the prescribed tracking force on the Stylus Pressure/Tracking control. Play records.

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The arm just slides across the record.


The link for this model's manual is a dead-end at the Panasonic website. I lodged an email complaint.

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When you lower the tonearm does it actuallu drop onto the platter or does it seem to hover? Look at the stylus to make sure a dustball hasn't clogged the tip.

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