20 Most Recent Panasonic Technics SL-1210MK2 Turntable Questions & Answers

The turntable may not be level and consequently beyond the ability of the balance and antiskate adjustments to correct

Panasonic... | Answered on Jun 26, 2013

If the unspecified Sony has a "PHONO" input you should be good to go. What model?

"PHONO" is the only designated connection on an audio device that is literal and exclusive. Nothing but PHONO will work right on it and old-school turntables would require it to preamplify and frequency-correct the tiny current produced by a Phono cartridge. Look up RIAA equalization.

If your unit doesn't have a PHONO connection AND your TT doesn't have a self-contained preamp you will have to get a Phono Preamp to connect between the TT and any Line Level input, like Aux.

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Panasonic... | Answered on Jul 28, 2011

There are all sorts of screwdriver bits you can get that will slacken the screws. If you don't get the right one it won't turn. To be honest I would look at a new motor, unless you already have a found it to be expensive.

Panasonic... | Answered on Dec 03, 2010

First disconect the wires to the cartridge. With you amp on, touch each wire one at a time. You should hear a buzz on two of the wires (one one ach channel) and nothing on the other two. If you do hear the buzz on both channels the cartridge has failed or the connection to it is poor. If you are still missing a channel then the problem lies in either what connects the two devices, or the magnetic cartridge pre-amp inside the amp. If you put the good channel phono plug in the other bad channel of the amp and don't hear any sound it is the magnetic cartridge pre-amp that has failed.

Panasonic... | Answered on Nov 20, 2010

hi aris tomas...1st check the fuse inside the turntable..then if its ok go to the main board  ..check the zener diode (D3)  and the transistor Q3 and Q2...the fidbk me wat hapen , if possible if you can chance it replace it..u

Panasonic... | Answered on Jul 07, 2010

I'm havin the same problem,
did u manage to work out what the fix is?

Panasonic... | Answered on May 30, 2010

Depends on if it's a belt drive turntable or direct drive.
If a belt one, there will either be a speed adjuster on the top of the motor, or one on a PC Board. And yes apart from setting the speed, it as straightforward as taking the old one out and wiring the new one in.
The direct drive, will also have to be adjusted for speed too.

Panasonic... | Answered on Apr 18, 2010

I have the same exact problem with one of my 1210 MK2 turntables. It seems like the motor is too slow now. When I hit the start button or release the record, it takes much longer to speed up to the normal speed than my other same exact turntable. I don't think it has anything to do with the pitch slider. Please let me know if you find out what the problem is thanks!

Panasonic... | Answered on Sep 24, 2009

From what I can find, about 12W per channel as it is designed to work a sub amplifier.

Panasonic Audio... | Answered on Oct 02, 2019

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