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Why is my turntable audio suddenly fading in and out?

Setup: Audio Technica LP120 plugged directly into Sonos Play 5 aux input, so using the LP120's internal preamp. More inside ... [more inside]
posted by freecellwizard on Nov 26, 2016 - 4 answers

Ready to receive your advice

We were given this Audio Technica AT-LP60 turntable and these JBL Loft 40 speakers. We understand we need a receiver to use them together, but that is about all we understand. [more inside]
posted by doift on Aug 8, 2016 - 5 answers

Advice about my non-automatic turntable

I have a non-automatic turntable for the first time (Systemdek IIX), and it has a decent cartridge and stylus on it. Sometimes I leave the room when a record is playing and can't get back before the record ends. How harmful is it for the stylus to be in the (spinning) runout groove for a while? How long is a while? In short, should I always remove the stylus from the record before leaving the room?
posted by OmieWise on Jun 9, 2016 - 3 answers

I Want to Buy a Record Player

I would like to buy a record player as a gift and have a soft budget of $150. Where do I begin? [more inside]
posted by thewestinggame on Apr 22, 2016 - 19 answers

How do I check the cartridge alignment on my turntable?

I have a Toshiba SR-F770 turntable, and I'd like to check the cartridge alignment for the first time, but I don't have a copy of the manual and the online sites offering it for download seem sketchy. I read this article but there are a few things I don't understand. [more inside]
posted by The Card Cheat on Apr 18, 2016 - 5 answers

How do I integrate a record player into my digital setup?

I recently inherited a collection of interesting vinyl records, and I want to buy a record player so I can enjoy them. The rest of my audio setup is very digital, and I'm not interested in buying an analog speaker setup. I want to both listen to the records live and record them to digital audio. What kind of record player/turntable should I buy? [more inside]
posted by JZig on Apr 3, 2016 - 7 answers

Stereo Repair House Call in Dallas

I have an old late 60's / early 70's console stereo system and the turntable is broken. The thing is a beast and it's impossible for me to bring in somewhere for repair. I've asked everyone I know, but no one knows of any place that makes house calls. [more inside]
posted by ericthegardener on Mar 11, 2015 - 10 answers

Used Records in New York City

Finally, after 10 years I'm visiting new York City again. I guess the city have changed a lot. I'm there for about 10 days, and I'm really into used records. Can MeFi recommend good shops for used (or not) records? Perhaps other shops for turntable lovers? Thanks.
posted by lipsum on Oct 29, 2014 - 11 answers

Looking for pieces of vinyl

Some moons ago I found an online vinyl record store that seemingly had hundreds of thousands of records for sale for dirt cheap. I cannot seem to find this link in my bookmarks nor can I locate via standard Google searches. Since I lost my hidden gem, I was wondering where everybody else purchases their records. Musical tastes are varied, but mostly lay in the rock genre with jazz and classical right behind. Thanks!
posted by wile e on Sep 11, 2014 - 8 answers

Is it possible to stream turntable to Sonos?

I want to stream music from my turntable to a Sonos. Is it possible to stream from a phono preamp's RCA line out to a Sonos device? Bluetooth transmitters allow me to treat RCA line out as a Bluetooth source, and I believe I can receive this as an audio source on my Android phone, but is it possible to then send this signal on to a Sonos? Or, and this begins to look like an unstable kludge, do I need a Bluetooth transmitter from the phono preamp's line out, and then a Bluetooth receiver at the Sonos device's RCA line in?
posted by mr_suboptimal on Sep 2, 2014 - 5 answers

Am i receiving alien transmissions?

So i finally got my turn table hooked back up and got a phono preamp. Awesome! But now i'm having mysterious interference, and receiving radio signals on it(!?!?)... [more inside]
posted by emptythought on Jun 18, 2014 - 10 answers

Whats a cheap Turntable (record Player) if I just want to play vinyl?

(1) What's a cheap just plain record player that can output via rca cables? (2) Anyone know any good software or apps for doing that on a PC or mac? Just figuring something might already exist to detect different tracks. [more inside]
posted by Twinedog on May 23, 2014 - 12 answers

Help troubleshoot installed turntable cartridge?

I just bought a new cartridge for an old record player, installed it as instructed, and sound is only coming out of one channel when playing a record. [more inside]
posted by FarOutFreak on May 14, 2014 - 4 answers

Help me hear the music, please!

Hi! Over the weekend, the receiver/speaker combo I use to listen to vinyl and my iPhone (cobbled together from stuff friends didn't want anymore) reached a critical point of sounding crappy. Can you help me find a replacement? [more inside]
posted by justjess on Apr 21, 2014 - 5 answers

Looking for a ~£200 turntable that will connect to a sound bar

Looking for a new turntable that will easily connect to my Yamaha YAS101 soundbar. [more inside]
posted by timshel on Jul 2, 2013 - 9 answers

Old record player skips with new records

I have a Califone 1450K record player. It plays older records beautifully, but it skips around on a few newer ones. Why? [more inside]
posted by roll truck roll on Mar 22, 2013 - 10 answers

Turntable just making a crackling sound!

I bought a turntable and the sound is a disaster. I think I should just buy a new stylus but is there anything else obvious I might try first? [more inside]
posted by cincinnatus c on Feb 24, 2013 - 17 answers

Portable turntable with a decent tonearm?

Having spent years spent listening primarily to MP3s and Internet radio, we've been thinking about taking the big, clunky, 90s-era stereo components off of our living room shelves. However, one of those components is a turntable, and we'd like to have the option of occasionally playing our vinyl. We were thinking of a retro-styled portable turntable like this Crosley, but it looks like the non-weighted tonearm and styli aren't so hot. Are there any portable, suitcase-style turntables out there with decent tonearms that we can fit with a good cartridge? Our primary concern is that our records stay in good condition.
posted by eschatfische on Feb 15, 2013 - 6 answers

Fix my crummy 80s Hi Fi

Speaker and turntable both on the fritz. [more inside]
posted by theodolite on Jan 1, 2013 - 6 answers

I need to buy a record player

What record player should I get my partner for his birthday? [more inside]
posted by goosechasing on Dec 30, 2012 - 6 answers

My turntable's too fast

My turntable plays records too fast. It has no adjustment knob. How can I slow it down? [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim on Aug 15, 2012 - 10 answers

All that scratching is making me itch.

New turntable is misbehaving. Would like the green's advice before I call in the pros. [more inside]
posted by Currer Belfry on Aug 12, 2012 - 11 answers

Digitizing Them Big Plastic CDs

Best practices for burning vinyl to digital on an Ion Turntable? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Apr 23, 2012 - 2 answers

That's not as relatively inexpensive as I'd like.

BoingBoing posted two recommendations for "good, relatively inexpensive [turntables]...Music Hall's MMF 2.2LE and the Pro-Ject Debut III". They're $499 and $389 respectively. What models would give 80 per cent of the bang for 20 per cent of the buck? I'm a listener, not a DJ.
posted by obiwanwasabi on Apr 19, 2012 - 14 answers

Make my stereo glitter and hum.

My stereo needs more blinkenlights. Point me to some neat projects I can do. [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf on Apr 3, 2012 - 9 answers

Can I run my computer's sound through my console record player?

I would much rather listen to Pandora through the speakers in this record player than my Insignia computer speakers. The record player has an RCA input on the back, so can I just get a 1/8" stereo-to-RCA adapter and plug it in? [more inside]
posted by jwhite1979 on Mar 4, 2012 - 14 answers

Unexpected outcome of disconnecting grounding wire

Sound system hum/buzz quieted by removing grounding wire from turntable? [more inside]
posted by activitystory on Dec 8, 2011 - 8 answers

Should I start buying my music on vinyl?

Should I start buying my music on vinyl? Do I want a record player/turntable? If so, which one? [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Dec 1, 2011 - 30 answers

Where can I get my turntable fixed in NYC?

My turntable has broken. Recommend me a good repair shop in NYC. [more inside]
posted by ooklala on Sep 5, 2011 - 2 answers

Genie in a box

Less expensive dust-cover for Pro-Ject RM 1.3 (aka "the Genie")? [more inside]
posted by activitystory on Aug 18, 2011 - 2 answers

Please recommend a reasonable-priced turntable to me with a bunch of specified characteristics

Please recommend to me a new turntable with the following qualities: sounds great to a non-audiophile, less than €400, available in Europe, has a 33/45 switch and auto-stop at the end of the side, and 33cm or less in depth with the cover off. [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks on Jun 27, 2011 - 3 answers

Edison sounded clearer than this.

While listening to some records this evening, I realized that the tracking force on the tonearm was never properly set, and when I checked it on the balance scale, it was crazy high. It's been like this for years. Is the cartridge damaged? [more inside]
posted by hwyengr on May 13, 2011 - 3 answers

Turntable help for an idiot.

Potentially stupid turntable question. [more inside]
posted by plungerjoke on May 6, 2011 - 7 answers

I just inherited my father's record collection. Now what?

Buying a turntable, vinyl record cleaning kit, and vinyl sleeves. Need your recommendations, please. [more inside]
posted by pleasebekind on Apr 3, 2011 - 15 answers

Fix my phonograph

Restoring a Technics SL-D3 turntable. Can I use the stock/modern DJ turntable parts? [more inside]
posted by cazoo on Mar 29, 2011 - 3 answers

The negative of music

What would you hear if you played the negative image of an LP? [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Mar 7, 2011 - 10 answers

Gah, turntable won't work.

Gah! I'm at my wit's end. My brand new Audio Technica AT-LP120 USB turntable was working great, but all of a sudden decided to stop making music and make blaring noise. Listen to this video; is my stylus borked, or is it something else? Tried adjusting everything to no avail. I'm holding on hope that I didn't destroy the stylus though, because occasionally it will make good sound.
posted by Askiba on Jan 19, 2011 - 7 answers

Packin' Up The Tunes

Is there anywhere in Vancouver, BC that I could purchase a Crosley suitcase-turntable (or something similar)?
posted by mannequito on Nov 13, 2010 - 4 answers

A man, a record, and no record player.

I want to buy a record player but I don't know the first thing about record players. [more inside]
posted by Avenger50 on Nov 2, 2010 - 11 answers

Troubleshooting distortion within turntable.

TurntableFilter: Distortion within 'table itself requires diagnosis and repair. Troubleshooting ideas and/or audio technician recommendations near Boston, MA much appreciated! [more inside]
posted by alexandermatheson on Aug 17, 2010 - 6 answers

My knowledge extends as far as the iPod.

Replacing speakers: help me get better sound out of my vintage Empire turntable. [more inside]
posted by Windigo on Apr 18, 2010 - 17 answers

the turntables connected to the thingy, the thingys connected to the speakers

I want to listen to records. I think I need a turntable, amp and speakers....help! [more inside]
posted by WeekendJen on Apr 12, 2010 - 29 answers

Microwave - (turntable tray + wheels) = Fine long term?

This is likely a dumb question. :) But I have this little microwave. Both the glass turntable and the plastic wheel thing are broken. The microwave itself works fine and heats things up. Short of dripping stuff down into the motor enclosure where the wheel+turntable would normally sit, can I use this microwave normally long-term with no worries? I'm assuming that the only difference is the food would be unevenly heated (I could manually turn), but I just wanted to make sure the turntable motor business wasn't connected to anything else. Replacements would cost more than the microwave at this point.
posted by Ky on Mar 30, 2010 - 7 answers

What's a good speaker system for a Turntable?

I am in search of a dedicated speaker system to listen to my LP's. Doesn't have to be too fancy, but I like nice sound. Any help is GREATLY appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Kcmartin on Mar 27, 2010 - 12 answers

What's a good cartridge for a Technics SL-1200?

What's a good cartridge recommendation for a home listener with a Technics SL-1200? I'm currently using an Ortofon Concorde Nightclub and would like to try something new. Currently listening to a lot of jazz, but there's everything in the stacks. Thanks.
posted by the sobsister on Mar 24, 2010 - 15 answers

Help me fix my record player?

I picked up my first record player (Rega P1) and the sound seems off, like it is being played in a large hall. Every album I play has them same, full bass feel, even when I turn off the subwoofer. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by geoff. on Mar 9, 2010 - 6 answers

Building a turntable for actors

I plan to put 3 actors on a 6' wooden turntable (which I will build myself) for a video shoot. Have you done or seen something like this before? Is my turntable design workable? Is there a better/simpler/safer way to do it? Details follow. [more inside]
posted by Artifice_Eternity on Jan 20, 2010 - 20 answers

more phonographic woes

I just bought another record player from a charity shop (this one cost £7). When I got it home i noticed that it doesn't have a plug so i can't turn it on. My theory is that it came as part of a hi-fi and that it plugs into the hi-fi and draws power from that. Is there an adaptor i could get or something?
posted by Andy Harwood on Jan 8, 2010 - 1 answer

styluses and laserdiscs

I bought a record player in a charity shop for £5. turns out it's a vintage beogram 1500. as far as i can tell, the only thing wrong with it is the stylus has fallen off |as evidenced by this|. I've looked around but all i can find is a replacement cartridge for £80. do I need a stylus specific to that turntable or can I use any old stylus? (i'm not overly concerned with sound quality) Also, it occurred to me that, under the same logic that records are better than cds, laserdiscs are better than dvds (you can get any film online so the only reason to buy a physical copy is for the packaging). How easy is it to get hold of cheap laserdiscs and laserdisc players?
posted by Andy Harwood on Dec 30, 2009 - 29 answers

Find the power cord

Does anyone know where to find a power cord replacement for a Technics 1200 mk2 turntable European edition? 220v power cord? [more inside]
posted by bravowhiskey on Sep 19, 2009 - 2 answers

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