To my mind it sounds a little bit like an old roofing nail
stuck in an ear trumpet, but it might be the rose coloured
glasses making me think it should sound better. Its been
some find reefing out old vinyl to give a whirl though..I
hung onto the Vinyl even after I got rid of cassettes,
still got a suitcase full of 78's somewhere.
Maybe replace the cartidge/needle assembly too. The needle ideally should be replaced every few-hundred plays to maintain good sound
and less damage to the vinyl.
I don't know where #1 son got this thing from or what it cost. But I think its just the nature of the beast. As the audio arrives from the turntable it has little bass in it, lots of high sratchy sounding stuff and
mediocre mid frequencies. I don't think it'd qualify as remotely HI-FI. Probably really better off finding one thats 50 years old and banging a
new stylus in it. The problem I keep running into with older systems is
the speed control gets knackered and won't stay put, no idea what the
cause for it is.
[...] The problem I keep running into with older systems is
the speed control gets knackered and won't stay put, no
idea what the cause for it is.
Belt-drive turntable? If so, the belt is sure to be the cause as
The most common here appear to be direct drive rather than
belt...I could probably pretty safely say I've never seen a
belt drive model...
Nice! I've never had the privilege of owning a direct-drive
turntable. My understanding was that they never go wonky and
operate quite steady at 33.3333rpm or 45rpm.
[...] The problem seems to occur not with the speed itself,
it stays reliable at whatever speed it ultimately gets
stuck in, but they start to refuse to lock into a newly
selected speed. [...] You end up needing 3 turntables one
for each speed. Never been able to find a fix for it.
These record players need a phono preamp for amplification and equalization.. Most amplifiers did have a phono input. There are also two standard MM and MC. ( https://vinylrestart.com/mm-vs-mc-phono-preamps-explained/ )
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