skyfox12 wrote:I do not know what a shaded pole motor looks like, as this is my first BSR, but the pole motor looks like three tiny disks on top of each other..
skyfox12 wrote:I looked at the back of my TT and I believe it said 120 Volts 60 HZ. My improvised rubberband still seems to be working, and if the voltage difference would make it sound as different as you say, then my little rubberband trick would probably reveal it as well. Thank you for your response.
skyfox12 wrote:Go figure. I finally got my BSR Quanta 400 to play right on. The rubberband worked a little bit but it was still a little too fast after printing out a strobe disc from this forum. Plus, I found out that the pulley was shredding my rubberband because there was rubberband "dust" all around my pulley underneath the platter that I had to brush off.
I tried taking one of my "proper" belts and stretched it, put baby powder on it, and even massaging 3 in 1 oil on it to see if any of that would make a difference. Nothing worked.
Then I realized I had 3 belts for my Philips 437 Synchro Belt TT, which are approximately the same size in circumference but were much smaller in width and thickness as well as being a square belt. I figured what the hell and put one of them on and presto, dead on. Now I haven't correlated the philips belt with the strobe, but to my ears they sound dead on and thats good enough.
I may print out another strobe for giggles to see if it actually is on or not someday, but am completely satisfied with my serendipitous discovery. Has anybody else used another turntable belt with completely different specs to get the right sound for their TT than the one it came with? Just curious.