Platter Wobble on Brand New SL-1200GR

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Re: Platter Wobble on Brand New SL-1200GR

Post by criminologue » 11 Feb 2019 21:42

Here are the videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JESlmIG ... n%C3%A7ois


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uueCsE_ ... n%C3%A7ois


Tell me what you think.

I am not an expert but i am very paranoid. It does not give the impression to wobble but with the silver reflection on the surface it can mislead me.


I had before a Audio Technica LP120 and there was clearly a wobble

(scuse me for my english, i speak french)

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Re: Platter Wobble on Brand New SL-1200GR

Post by criminologue » 11 Feb 2019 23:03

I'm really happy with the sound of this Turntable.

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Re: Platter Wobble on Brand New SL-1200GR

Post by lenjack » 11 Feb 2019 23:08

I would return it for exchange. I have a 40 year old Technics direct drive, that sold for $180, that does not wobble at all. You did not buy a cheap turntable.

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Re: Platter Wobble on Brand New SL-1200GR

Post by criminologue » 11 Feb 2019 23:19

do you really see a wobble?

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Re: Platter Wobble on Brand New SL-1200GR

Post by Shadowman82 » 12 Feb 2019 01:08

My old SL-1200 M3D has a slight wobble similar to this . I never really did figure out what was causing it . I actually replaced the platter once but that did nothing . lol That being said I never noticed any impact on the sound from it so I just left it be . But seeing the price of this turntable you could send Technics the Video you made and ask them about it .

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Re: Platter Wobble on Brand New SL-1200GR

Post by lenjack » 12 Feb 2019 02:13

criminologue wrote:
11 Feb 2019 23:19
do you really see a wobble?
Certainly.

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Re: Platter Wobble on Brand New SL-1200GR

Post by eddie edirol » 12 Feb 2019 04:29

I hate to admit it but first I thought it was just the strobe area, but it seems like the platter is going up and down.
I doubt it would effect the sound, but it might behoove you to return it and show them. That is either a platter milling issue, or a spindle issue.

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Re: Platter Wobble on Brand New SL-1200GR

Post by criminologue » 13 Feb 2019 09:33

Refund by retailer...


no exchange, since I see that many people have the problem

Return to my LP120...

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Re: Platter Wobble on Brand New SL-1200GR

Post by Shadowman82 » 16 Feb 2019 01:26

Nah while you may have this slight wobble make no mistake the SL-1200GR is still a much more capable turntable than the LP120 . As I was saying I do not believe a wobble like this affects sound quality , I never noticed any effect on mine . It's just annoying to look at I know .

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Re: Platter Wobble on Brand New SL-1200GR

Post by lenjack » 16 Feb 2019 02:03

While I agree that the 1200GR is tons better than the LP120, there is no excuse for platter wobble. I would've exchanged for one without wobble. I don't believe most of them wobble.

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Re: Platter Wobble on Brand New SL-1200GR

Post by audiopile » 16 Feb 2019 03:57

You should be able to measure the deviation - how much "wobble" is there ?

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Re: Platter Wobble on Brand New SL-1200GR

Post by andybeau » 16 Feb 2019 16:08

Sometimes defects get through any manufacturing process. That's what a warranty is for.

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Re: Platter Wobble on Brand New SL-1200GR

Post by lenjack » 16 Feb 2019 17:44

If you buy a $1700 turntable, I would insist on as many exchanges as needed until you get one without wobble, notwithstanding the fact, that in the vast majority of cases, no exchange would be necessary.