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Old 18th March 2004, 11:48 PM   #1
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Please be pacient... I am complited ignorant regarding turntables... I have just bought this turntable from a consignery store a few hours ago... it was very cheap, but was a nice buy... the turntable is in very good condition... mint... looks new... everything seems to work fine... but as I said in the begining I dont know much about it... therefore, I have a few questions :

01) What is the function of the stroboscope ? I was looking to it, and when is running, looks like it (the light) goes on the clokwise direction.... it make sense ?

02) For same reason, although I pumped up the volume to the maximum, it is very low... ??? also there is a constantly buzz sound.... any hints ???

Thanks a millions

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Old 19th March 2004, 02:07 AM   #2
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Hi Luiz

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01) What is the function of the stroboscope ? I was looking to it, and when is running, looks like it (the light) goes on the clokwise direction.... it make sense ?
When you look at the strobe you should see what looks like lines either moving forward or backwards, or standing still (this is will not work in natural light). This is a phenomenon due to the to the lightbulb actually flickering at 60Hz (or 50Hz, depending where you are). This is a bad explanation, but I'm sure some else here will be able to explain it better, but back to your question. The 'lines' are supposed to stand still if the speed is correct. So if they are moving forward the speed is too fast. Do you have a speed adjuster on the TT?

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02) For same reason, although I pumped up the volume to the maximum, it is very low... ???
Are you plugging the TT into a phono input (or a seperate phonostage) or just directly into one of the normal inputs? A TT needs to be plugged into a phono-stage for it to work. The signal generated by a cartridge is very low and won't work through a normal line input. Plug your TT into the input marked 'Phono'. On some units it is marked 'MM'.

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also there is a constantly buzz sound.... any hints ???
You'll see that the leads that come from your TT has the two normal RCA plugs, and then a seperate lead. That wire needs to be couple to the ground point on your amplifier. The ground point is usually very close to the Phono input. It usually consists of some kind of screw-clamping system. This should eliminate most of the hum.

Hope this helped.

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Old 19th March 2004, 06:45 PM   #3
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men, nothing like to receive information from someone that really knows what he is doing... thanks a millions... after following all the suggestions you gave me, everything is working perfectly !

Thanks again Mr. DeonC !
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Old 19th March 2004, 07:09 PM   #4
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Hi Luiz

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nothing like to receive information from someone that really knows what he is doing...
Thanks for the compliment, but the truth is that I am also still learning. I just pass on info that I received previously from the real experts.

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following all the suggestions you gave me, everything is working perfectly!
That is GREAT news! I hope you enjoy your TT.

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