I have rescued my old Rotel rp1500 turntable from the attic after about 25 years and connected it to my old setup (jvc JR-s200l receiver and leak 2030 speakers)
Fitted a new drivebelt and off it went. Ran it for 30 mins after strobe indicated a bit of a wobbly speed but it settled down nicely. Just a few of issues to sort.
The speed controls are a bit sensitive and notchy, can anyone suggest how to make them adjust the speed smoothly again like they used to. Secondly, the rubber cone feet have perished and need replacement - any suggestions? It has the original rubber platter mat.
The cartridge fitted is a shure M75MB type 2. It sounds fine (my lugs are 61 years old) but i read that the rubber bits of cartridges of this age and stood unused for a long time can become stiff, would a new cartridge improve matters?
Final question - regards what to put the turntable on. Does it need to be sat on something really solid, isolated from the other bits. The speakers will be well away fron the turntable.
Any comments/suggestions will be really helpful.