How does this tonarm work???

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edde479
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How does this tonarm work???

Post by edde479 » 16 Dec 2018 16:38

Hi!
I'm wondering how I can adjust a tonearm without counterweight and with those instruments becasue my record player doesn't have it. I have noticed holes with screws in under it with labels "SW", "RET" and "L.IN" but I don't know what it means. Does someone have an idea?

I would like to contribute to the tonearm database you have but don't know how I can measure the specs.

I'm using a Pioneer PL-J2500, 1996.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: How does this tonarm work???

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Re: How does this tonarm work???

Post by JaS » 16 Dec 2018 21:20

edde479 wrote:
16 Dec 2018 16:38
I'm wondering how I can adjust a tonearm without counterweight and with those instruments becasue my record player doesn't have it.
The tonearm is preset to work with the supplied cartridge, no adjustment required, or provided.
I have noticed holes with screws in under it with labels "SW", "RET" and "L.IN" but I don't know what it means
I'm guessing L.IN adjusts the lead in (set down) point), RET adjusts the return point and SW maybe the speed? I wouldn't touch any of these if the deck is working normally.

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Re: How does this tonarm work???

Post by edde479 » 16 Dec 2018 22:07

Okay, thanks for replying. I think I got the answers I needed. One more thing though. I've noticed the speed being unstable and going between around 32.6 to 33.6 rpm which I would like to fix, if it's easy, so to say... Does someone have an idea what to do? (I have googled but haven't found what I was looking for my model... :) )

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