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Help for technics 1200 MK2 and 1210 Speed is too fast

How can I slow down the internal speed of a technics 1200 turntable? they are both in excellent condition however a servicer set them to a point where at ''0'' they are as fast as +1.5-2. They play faster than needed. What can I readjust to get them back to a normal speed?

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  • grandmasterk Apr 05, 2009

    not the pitch control at a true zero, what happened was it was serviced and the tech did something on the adjustment that speeds of the turntable. 0 is lik +2, +2 is as fast as +4, I need to know what internal adjustment I must make to slow it down, like the brake adjustment screw.

  • grandmasterk Apr 05, 2009

    The turntable go's to fast need to adjust internaly to slow the speed of the TT. warranty has expired just need to know what adjustment internaly increases and decreases the speed of the deck?

  • grandmasterk Apr 05, 2009

    found it myself. it is a pitch adjust screw under the plate cover turned down and problem solved.

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On the 1200MK2 the pitch control slider is for just that purpose. Disregard the 0 setting and use the illuminated strobe marks on the platter to adjust to nominal speed. When they appear to be motionless you are there. The control on the 1210 may be a knob but the same principles apply.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technics_SL-1200

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    David Dunn Apr 05, 2009

    If a non-zero zero reading on the slider is unacceptable you might just take it back to the guy who modified it. Is it not possible to just use the strobe on the platter to find true zero?

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    David Dunn Apr 05, 2009

    If we can't help you with an internal adjustment - is it not possible, using the unit's theoretical -8% speed capacity, to find true zero until an answer can be found? Or is the speed control broken?

  • David Dunn
    David Dunn Apr 05, 2009

    Great. Good job. Thanks for the feedback.

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