Rega RP1 platter rises and falls
Hi all, I'm a newbie but have used this site and the wisdom of the forums (thanks all) to inform my choices when I recently ditched my 20yr old Sony system for some proper music playing kit.
Being new to audiophile, and with a limited amount of cash, I follwed the five star budget trail and got myself a Marantz CD6004 player and PM6004 amp, Monitor Audio BX2 speakers and a Rega RP1 (Performance Upgrade) TT. All very lovely and (obviously) a vast sonic improvement on the old Sony all-in-one.
Just have a question re the Rega. There's a very, very slight but noticeable rise and fall as the platter revolves which, when a record is on, means that the tone arm also rises and falls a fraction (by a millimetre maybe less.) Should i be worried about this or is it normal for a budget TT?
Also, I fell asleep listening to a record a few weeks after buying my new kit and so, as there's no automatic return function, the stylus ran in the run out groove for about six hours! Was very annoyed with myself when I woke up and have wondered ever since what toll may have been taken on the belt, motor and stylus. Any thoughts?