Kenwood kd 1500 antiskating weight info.

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Kenwood kd 1500 antiskating weight info.

Post by bazzan » 21 Jun 2017 21:44

Hallo everybody.
This is the first post on this forum.
I write from Italy and have a bad english, so please forgive me my mistake :D
I found an old kenwood kd1500 in good shape, the only thing missing is the antiskate weight, does anyone know the weight of it.
Thanks a lot and good listening !

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Re: Kenwood kd 1500 antiskating weight info.

Post by Nintendo245 » 22 Jun 2017 13:01

Welcome to the forum. I dont think that you need a factory stock weight for this turntable. A general rule of thumb is to set the anti-skate to the same weight as the tracking force.

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Post by Copperhead » 22 Jun 2017 13:44

Nintendo245 wrote:Welcome to the forum. I dont think that you need a factory stock weight for this turntable. A general rule of thumb is to set the anti-skate to the same weight as the tracking force.
It's not that simple, with the wrong weight for the arm the calibration marks will be nowhere close to the actual force exerted by the weight. The OP would then have to calibrate the anti-skate using a blank disc.

I owned the KD-1033 and its anti-skate weight weighed 2.7Grms. Looking at online photos of the KD-1500, the weight looks identical.

Prova con un pesetto di 2.7 grammi, probabilmente funzionera perfettamente.

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Re: Kenwood kd 1500 antiskating weight info.

Post by Nintendo245 » 22 Jun 2017 14:40

Copperhead wrote: It's not that simple, with the wrong weight for the arm the calibration marks will be nowhere close to the actual force exerted by the weight. The OP would then have to calibrate the anti-skate using a blank disc.
You're right, i should have been more specific. The OP doesn't have to use the same part the turntable originally shipped with, as long as the replacement weight weighs the same as the original.

You may use a different weight, but you will have to calculate what this translates to regarding the calibration mark. Or you may use mechanical ways to determine the right setting.

I apologize if my last post raised confusion.

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Post by Copperhead » 22 Jun 2017 15:39

Nintendo245 wrote:I apologize if my last post raised confusion.
No need to apologize, Mr Nintendo, I just thought I'd clarify seeing as my homeboy might have not grasped your perfect English properly.

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Post by bazzan » 22 Jun 2017 15:44

Thanks to everybody.
I actualy use the counterweight of a pro-ject debut.
I had a flat disc so i can regulate with it.
I'll try to built one using a fishing weight.
On the same turntable i got a speed issue
It spin at about 33.8 rpm
Could be the capacitor or the resistor ?

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Post by Copperhead » 22 Jun 2017 16:47

bazzan wrote:Thanks to everybody.
I actualy use the counterweight of a pro-ject debut.
I had a flat disc so i can regulate with it.
I'll try to built one using a fishing weight.
On the same turntable i got a speed issue
It spin at about 33.8 rpm
Could be the capacitor or the resistor ?
Clean all switches and potentiometers with a contact cleaner first, might be be a bit of oxidization.

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Re: Kenwood kd 1500 antiskating weight info.

Post by Redone90 » 24 May 2019 00:43

I've got a KD-1500 with the original weight.
On my calibrated stylus scales it weighs 2.44 grams with the nylon cord attached.
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Post by Van_Isle » 24 May 2019 06:44

I've used Pro-Ject weights and drilled-out the bottom to match the mass of an original weight. Even painted them silver to match better.

And a tip. If you need to replace the string, use fishing line and get some jewelry bead crimps from the craft store. It's a lot easier to use the crimps than it is to tie tiny loops. Also originals used crimps so it again makes it look closer to stock.

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