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davejazzrecords
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New Toy

Post by davejazzrecords » 21 Sep 2019 23:55

Picked up a JVC QL-Y66F. I have a 55. Was too good of deal to pass on.

Turntable looks new, plastic cover has some coffee cup burns on top or something to that effect but doesn’t bother me.

Came in original box with original foam packing. Thinking this was stored for many years in a basement.

All the lights turned on. When I tested the arm, the arm would stop at the platter and not make it to the record. No obvious reason why. I was worried maybe the electronics inside the plinth for the arm were busted and I just bought a paperweight.

I did some google searches and someone said theirs had the same issue and the problem was a loose mounting screw attached to the magnet on the base of arm preventing it from moving.

I took off the bottom and the magnet had a loose screw attached to it, thank gosh. Easy fix. Put the screw back in it’s hole, put bottom back on and wallah...brand new. Arm works as new in full function.
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circularvibes
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Re: New Toy

Post by circularvibes » 22 Sep 2019 00:10

Nice toy! Congrats on the easy repair. I am sure you will enjoy it for a long time.

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Re: New Toy

Post by AsOriginallyRecorded » 22 Sep 2019 00:25

I love stories like this, where a seemingly complex problem ends up being a simple fix. Great satisfaction for you the owner, and a great resource of information for others in the future. Great table, (I love JVC products), ...enjoy it! :mrgreen: :)

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Re: New Toy

Post by Alec124c41 » 22 Sep 2019 14:57

I had one. It is a great turntable, but I found that the base enclosure resonated at higher volumes. I recommend a foam pad, maybe about 8" x 10" x 1.5 ", under the bottom. The weight of the turntable will squash it against the shelf, and prevent resonance.
Yes, I tried other measures.

Cheers,
Alec

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Re: New Toy

Post by davejazzrecords » 22 Sep 2019 16:56

Good tip, thank you. Luckily for now I live in an apartment and can’t listen to higher volumes unless I have headphones. I’ll take off the feet and add the KAB sonic feet soon enough.

This thing is beautiful. So glad I was able to find one that works like new and looks nearly new. Already cartridge hunting. Have a old Shure on there but thinking of a Denon 110 or the LP BIN 215 which has good reviews.

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Re: New Toy

Post by lenjack » 22 Sep 2019 17:03

If you use a pad, be sure it doesn't compress completely. You only want partial compression. If you get complete compression, the pad will not help.

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