My turntable's too fast
August 15, 2012 2:03 AM Subscribe
My turntable plays records too fast. It has no adjustment knob. How can I slow it down?
posted by Silky Slim to Technology (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
(found this older discussion
, but it wasn't resolved)
So basically, I've been playing records on this thing for over a decade, and recently I realized it plays too fast. This could be a recent development; It could also be that I'm a moron and never noticed it before. I just tested it by playing the same song from an LP and on YouTube simultaneously. The LP went noticeably out of phase after just a few seconds. Also, as you might imagine, every LP sounds ever so slightly chirpier and lighter than it should.
It's a Sherwood PD-502, belt-driven turntable. I tried cleaning the little spindle that turns the belt; There was some residue there, but removing it didn't solve the problem.
That's it, I'm stumped. Any ideas?