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Offline Zuma

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Technics SL1510 help
« on: December 24, 2022, 03:48:19 PM »
Hello! I have two questions. Absolute beginners level...

I have been given av SL1510 that lights up and rotates, plays the record, but I dont get any sound through my amp, and changing to another record player does, so it is the SL1510 that is the problem. I understand this can be due to a lot of different reasons, but i would like to know where to begin looking..

I am a complete newbie on HIFI, but I have done some soldering and building guitar effects etc so have som basic soldering skills.

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Re: Technics SL1510 help
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2022, 12:09:53 AM »
What is the other player?   Might it have a built in phono pre where the Technics doesn't?   What amp and input are you using?

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Re: Technics SL1510 help
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2023, 01:57:43 PM »
Thanks! Might have been that. Connected to my NAD 3020 the worked. The speed was way off but I cleaned the pots and now its running smooth! Although i dont understand how the pitch control works. There is no "click" in the middle and I saw someone on Youtube where the light is suppose to make it easier to know where its "right" but my light lights up but the reflections dont change when I turn the pitch control.   What could be wrong?

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Re: Technics SL1510 help
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2023, 10:56:45 PM »
Thanks! Might have been that. Connected to my NAD 3020 the worked. The speed was way off but I cleaned the pots and now its running smooth! Although i dont understand how the pitch control works. There is no "click" in the middle and I saw someone on Youtube where the light is suppose to make it easier to know where its "right" but my light lights up but the reflections dont change when I turn the pitch control.   What could be wrong?

The only thing I can think is perhaps after you cleaned the pots the decorative knobs are just spinning on the pots rather than gripping and adjusting them?