20 Most Recent Technics SL-1200MK2 Turntable - Page 5 Questions & Answers


If it's connected to a NON-PHONO-equipped receiver it will sound very weak and tinny for a number of reasons.

Read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phonograph for why.

Get a PHONO preamplifier.

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Technics... | Answered on Feb 13, 2011


If you are experiencing exactly the same problem with both turntables then the dirty contacts are probably not the problem.
You do not say what sort of amplifier you are playing the turntables through.
If your audio system / amplifier has a dedicated input for a record turntable (it will be marked PHONO) it may have a switch next to it - move the switch to the MAG (magnetic) position. This will solve your problem.
If it is a home audio system or even a disco amp with only an AUX (auxillary) input socket then you will need a PRE-AMPLIFIER to boost the signal from the cartridge to the right level to match the two together. Here is a link to the sort of thing you will need. http://www.richersounds.com/products/accessories/phono-pre-amps
Phono Pre-Amps vary enormously in price - I have the Vivanco and it works very well but it will only take one turntable so you would need two of them or a DJ's model with 2 separate channels.

Technics... | Answered on Jan 30, 2011


The counterwieght should be set the tracking force for the cartridge/stylus fitted. These are expressed in grams. Typical about 2 to 3 grams. If the weight has numbers on it these will match the grams. There's no right setting for the skate. Should the stylus start to skate accross the record increase the force. Start low!

On the arm movement, has the arm moved before after pushing start taking it to a record? As many turntables just don't.

Technics... | Answered on Jan 05, 2011


That turntable, like many others, has an S-shaped tonearm with a removeable headshell. You can use any standard screw-mount cartridge as a replacement. Which one you buy depends on what you want to spend and your intended use. If you're a DJ you'll need a more rugged cartridge than you do for listening at home, for instance.

One company I buy lots of parts from is Parts Express. Here's a link to their styli/cartridges pages. If you have the original cartridge and stylus, you can check if they have the exact replacement. Otherwise you can browse the other choices. You can find many other sources as well, and you may have an audio shop or musician's store in your area who stock cartridges.

Technics... | Answered on Jan 02, 2011


hi,
check the power cable first . then check the on off switch. also check the transformer. do one more thing remove the fuse from the holder and then refix it. may be chance for contact problem.
ok

Technics... | Answered on Dec 31, 2010


hi,
may be ur turn tables cartridge or the wiring have some problem. first check the cartridge. for that u need a multimeter. select it into ohms range. and check the cartridges. there are 4 connections in the cartridge. 2 for each coils. should have a ohms range of 200 to 800. also check the continuity of the 4 wire from cartridge connecting point to rca end.
ok

Technics... | Answered on Dec 21, 2010


More then likely the pitch controls need cleaned. Try cleaning with a good lubricating
spray like Craig's Deoxit!

Technics... | Answered on Nov 24, 2010


CHECK TONEARM GROUND TO SIGNAL GROUND WIRE OR SOCKET FOR CONT.

Technics... | Answered on Nov 21, 2010


BEARING COLLAPSED FIT NEW ONE OR DISMANTLE AND FIT EXTA WASHER TO RAISE HEIGHT.

Technics... | Answered on Nov 21, 2010


BEST LEFT TO COMPETANT PERSON AS CAN INTODUCE OTHER PROBLEMS.

Technics... | Answered on Nov 21, 2010


IF ITS GREEN EPS270 IF ITS ORANGE P24 OR P25 ALL WIDELY AVAILABLE

Technics... | Answered on Nov 21, 2010


LIFT THE PLATTER ON OPPOSITE SIDES ABOUT 10-20MM THEN TAP THE CENTRE SPINDLE,EASIER WITH 2 PAIRS OR HANDS.

Technics... | Answered on Nov 21, 2010


USUALLY JUST THE PITCH CONROL ITSELF NEEDS CHANGING.THEY ARE NOT ALL THE SAME, SOME MODELS ARE MARKED MK2-A

Technics... | Answered on Nov 21, 2010


THERE ARE FUSES UNDER THE PLATTER AND BLACK COVER,REMOVE GLUE FROM AROUND REGULATOR DRIVER TRANSISTOR ON PCB.

Technics... | Answered on Nov 21, 2010


IF ITS A DECK USED IN CLUB ITS PROBABLY STUCK WITH SPILT LIQUID.RUN A SMALL AMOUNT OF ISOPROPANOL OR SIMILAR DOWN EDGES OF BUTTONS TO LOOSEN THEM

Technics... | Answered on Nov 21, 2010


ANY WIRE INTO THE GND HOLE WILL DO.

Technics... | Answered on Nov 21, 2010


As a test, switch the right and left RCA cables from the turntable to the amp. If the problem reverses, the issue is in the turntable or with the cables. If it stays the same, its a problem with the amp.

Technics... | Answered on Nov 16, 2010

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