Hello everyone! Happy to find this nice forum and post my first thread!
As a beginner I've just got my first turntable, the Dual 1229, since the cartridge needs to be replaced, I leave the tonearm aside for the moment and have just tested the function of the platter, although I heard that the idler drive has a kind of "noise" relatively lounder that we should be used to, I have no idea of how this noise should be like normal, due to lack of comparison. In fact, when my turntable is spinning, it sounds like the outer circle at the bottom of the platter is rubbing the chassis, making a sound noisy enough that I think abnormal. When I take away the heavy platter and test the spinning again, I find the sound of the running motor and the idle wheel themselves are actually very quiet, so I wonder is there something wrong with the installation of my platter? I don't know if it should be lifted a little bit in order to avoid the rubbing, or it's normal as it is. Have you got any idea of my problem? Thank you a lot:)