Sony PUA-7 Antiskate PS X60 turntable

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pegleg1
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Sony PUA-7 Antiskate PS X60 turntable

Post by pegleg1 » 14 Feb 2020 15:28

I've been fiddling with the antiskate and at first I didn't think it was working properly. I had the arm VTF set to zero balanced just above the record surface and moving the antiskate ring didn't move the arm at all even though the arm was positioned near the end of a record.
Then I tried my breath against the arm and at a high setting it didn't move but when adjusted to zero the lightest of breath moved the arm very gently towards the spindle.
it would seem that the antiskate is very subtle, or is it not working properly?

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Re: Sony PUA-7 Antiskate PS X60 turntable

Post by lenjack » 14 Feb 2020 16:37

I don't know if your turntable uses a spring for antiskate, but if it does, it's likely, that over many years, the spring has weakened, and lost it's tension, or maybe even broken. This is common on older turntables. On some tables, it's possible to shorten and retension the spring. One of our members even replaced the spring on his Technics SL-1401, for this problem.

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