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I have a marantz tt525 turn table. it was transported with out the needle arm being supported. how do I adjust the balance and tracking.

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My arm slides across.dont no how to adjust counter weight.


hello george!
first of all remove any needle protectors provided, there is some "weight" on the arm (at the opposite end from the needle). Release the tonearm, you have to turn the weights untill the arm is in balance, then turn 2 and a half so that the needle will go down (2.5 grams), this is the optimum pressure for the needle (pick-up), some people will tell to do more pressure on the pick-up but this will result in higher wear down. On the other hand necessarily this is needed for environments with higher vibrations like discothekes. Be careful not to allow the needle to drop onto the mat or the turntable platter during this adjustment.
The next step is to adjust (if available) the anti-skate adjustment. Set the antiskate adjustment to the same number as the needle pressure setting (i.e. 2.5 grams would be an anti-skate setting of 2.5). If you are back cueing or scratching, then set the anti-skate setting to 0.
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Apr 12, 2011 | Pioneer Audio Players & Recorders

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Needle skips


A needle is a precision part. Look to see if the needle has a conical point descending from the cartridge needle carrier. If not, replace the needle.
*Always protect the needle while you adjust things!
Pressure is essential for the needle to track. Turn the weight down until the needle just floats above the record. Zero the weight by turning just the weight indicator, not the weight. Now turn the weight to add 1.2 to 1.5 grams. (Always use the manufacturer's recommended weight if different!)
A level surface is important. Make sure the turntable is level.
Test the arm bearings:
Adjust the weight until the arm floats. With a feather, gently push the arm towards the center. Now gently push it back. The arm should move smoothly with no hesitation and easily. Reset the weight to 1.5 grams or less.
If your cabinet is moving when you walk around, the records will skip. Find a different place for the turntable or don't walk around. In severe cases, raise the weight to 1.75 to 2 grams, but this wears the needle fast an can cause distortion.

Mar 22, 2010 | ION Audio Vinyl Recording Turntable

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Record keeps skipping arm won't move toward center of record


Sounds like your arm is tracking too light. To proper set the tracking weight on most units you need to zero the arms balance so that it is balanced just at the surface of the record. Once that is done using the weight on the back of the tone arm, or whatever system your unit uses, there should be an adjustment by turning the weight on the arm or perhaps a lever near it. You owners manual should really explain all this and give the recommended tracking weight in grams and fractions of grams. Each weight is different for different styli. Take a look at your operation manual and adjust the weight. Let me know how you make out.

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Feb 22, 2010 | Numark ttUSB Turntable

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My brandnew Songwriter is not playing records properly. When a quarter is placed on the tone arm, it plays fine. Is there an adjustment I can make??? Marilyn


http://www.crosleyradio.com/Manuals/CR248_Manual.pdf
I didn't see the tone arm balance adjustment in the user manual, however that is what needs to be done. At the rear of item #39, on page 10, is there a dial with numbers from 0 to 4 or 5? If so, set the dial to "0" to see if the tone arm will "balance" (like a see saw) If not, the dial assembly (which is a weight) needs to be slid either forward or backwards to achieve balance. After balancing, turn the dial to a number higher than 0 to increase tracking force..keep increasing the tracking force until it stops skipping, but no more than necessairy. To much force causes wear/damage to albums. If there is no tracking force adjustment on the tone arm, I would suggest contacting Crosley @ http://www.crosleyradio.com/Support.aspx
Hope this helps.

Aug 18, 2009 | Crosley CR248 Turntable

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Sears Tape deck/Turn table skipping!


Hi the pennies will mess up the stylus. There should be an anti skate setting at the back of the turn table, a round adjustable bit with numbers, increase the anti skate and then use the balance weigth (weight right at the back of the arm that turns to get the weight right. Set the anti skate with the tone arm light, then increase the weight a bit. Hope that helps

Jun 14, 2009 | Technics SL-1210 Turntable

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Technics 1210 tone arm Problem


This table should have an "anti-skate" adjustment. This is out of adjustment and putting to much tension on the arm. This adjustment is designed to insure that the needle tracks in the middle of the groove rather than one side. If the arm is out of balance and this os out of adjustment, the symptom you describe will occur. Hope this helps, Dan

Jun 08, 2009 | Technics SL-1210 Turntable

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Skid problem.


My first guess would be the weights as well, try and make sure you are adjusting them correctly. I have not seen worn needles skip that bad but some tracking problems can occur. The loss of SQ can be interpreted as the weights being off balance, so as the needle gets further away the sound quality and intensity decreases. That combined with your severe tracking problem makes me believe your weights are off. You should still check into the needles- for two reasons (make sure the tables are on a stable and level surface as well).
1- The needles may not be the right ones (DJ's often switch them around to get different performance)
2.If the needles are subjected to a lot of tracking problems they will wear quickly-Good luck
-Dynami

Mar 31, 2009 | Audio Players & Recorders

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When i backspin the arm is forcing itself off the vinyl


IMO the problem can be solved in 2 ways, either move the counterweight on the back of the arm towards the turning point of the arm ( by just adjusting it 10 - 20 % of an whole spin you can adjust a lot), or buy an other needle which is heavier then this one...

Jan 29, 2009 | Technics SL-1210 Turntable

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Marantz TT221 turntable anti-skating problem


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

Mar 27, 2008 | Marantz Reference TT-15S1 Turntable

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