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lenco turntable problem!

Hey,

This is quite a difficult problem to explain properly but it's driving me crazy!


I recently purchased a lenco direct drive turntable and yesterday I set it up with a preamp into my stereo.


Everything seemed fine until I started noticing something very very weird. About 2/3 times per side of an LP there will be a very quick tempo glitch. It's like not even half a second but enough to be very noticeable.


Its a brand new turntable and I've tried new and old records to see if I can work it out but it seems totally random.


Im a bit new to all this so if anyone can think of something to sort this id be beyond grateful!

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RE: lenco turntable problem!

Why dont you register to the Lenco Heaven Forum, jobs a good un  :grin:. 

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RE: lenco turntable problem!

mbowen wrote:
Its a brand new turntable....

 

Take it back to the shop?

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RE: lenco turntable problem!

Can only guess that the platter is not 'biting' firmly on the spindle.  Is it one with a strobe on the rim, and if so can you see a speed blip?

But it sounds like a trip back to get a replacement...

 

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RE: lenco turntable problem!

Yeah looking at the strobe the speed is all over the place. I know I can return it but it was a steal for the money from work and can't get any more in. Shame I can't just get it working properly! 

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RE: lenco turntable problem!

Perhaps some mechanical interference on the platter? Have you checked if there isn't a bit of plastic film or polystirene 'catching' the platter - something small by the pivot? Otherwise you're looking at caps or even the quartz controler...Yell

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RE: lenco turntable problem!

I am no expert but would say this maybe an arm bearing problem rather than having anything to do with the platter or drive train if it only happens 2 or three times per side.

I may well be wrong.

regards

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