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by: multiplexusa November 11, 2010 12:06 PM PST

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Vinyl Record Player Troubleshooting

by multiplexusa - 11/11/10 12:06 PM

Ok folks, dont laugh. Vinyl is still a Cottage Industry even after CD's becoming obsolete. Im trying to diagnose a problem with my old Gerrard Semi-Automatic Turntable. I assume its the needle but am not sure. Replacing it might cost more than a decent MP3 player today.

The problem is that I have to turn the volume sky-hi just to get anything out of one channel only (no stereo.) I verified all four connecting wires from the needle to the RCA jacks are solid. This model takes the "receiver-type" needle that it attached to a little plastic "receiver" bay that slides up into the rectangular-metal box (instead of the "stand-alone" needle type.)


So would it be the needle or the metal box, or something else.

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