I just went and re-read the box dad kept everything and sure enough I have been reading it wrong the entire time! The zero is of course, a Q Location: Katy, TX. Consider the environment in which the turntable was stored. I would mostly be concerned about the cartridge.
There are rubber and copper parts in there. So dry rot and corrosion are the concern. If there is dry rot, a new stylus is required. If the copper has corroded then you need to replace the entire cartridge. The corrosion is less likely. I would disconnect and clean the contact to the 4 cartridge wires. Most people recommend using Deoxit but you can get contact cleaner from any auto parts store.
I would search through the stored items to locate any turntable alignment tools. This would include a scale and a protractor. The scale would be manual as electronic scales were uncommon or at the very least expensive in Batteries would likely to be corroded in an electronic device if stored that long anyway. As far as inspecting the turntable, check to see if things are moving smoothly. I doubt you need to be concerned about lubrication unless the environment was extremely hot.
You're in Canada, so not likely at all unless that cabinet was next to the furnace or boiler. If things seem fine. Go ahead an use it at least to verify it works. But I would recommend replacing the stylus very soon unless you have some documentation of how much is was used. If you are having difficulties locating a stylus, consider just replacing the entire cartridge.
There's actually a Sanyo headshell on ebay right now, or you could probably use one of the ADC style ones from lpgear or turntableneedles. Even with a broken fingerlift that headshell might have a bit of residual value - they are rare! I actually made a new fingerlift for one I had using a piece from the black plastic 'frames' that the parts are attached to in a plastic model kit. But find a counterweight 1st post that stub diameter Nice Pioneer!
With regards to contact cleaners - get some deoxit D5. See the sticky here for lots of information on how to clean pots. InsomniacFC , May 8, Well perhaps confirm what you have on there now Very good made-in-Japan aftermarket option for that cartridge.
Better than the conical stylus on that plug-and-spin and a bit better suited to that lower-mass tonearm on the Sanyo. Assuming you can find a counterweight for that arm, and it isn't an original one and this is a good idea regardless you should invest in a small digital pocket scale or one of the balance-type stylus force guages in order to get the tracking force set correctly.
That's because the mass of a non-original counterweight will probably be different But here's another thing that might be an issue with a non-original counterweight - the tonearm stub on the Sanyo arms is grooved and there would be a small pin inside the counterweight that 'rides the groove'.
A lot of the tonearms out there are the other way around - the inside of the counterweight is grooved and there is a pin on the tonearm stub. So a counterweight of the right diameter may still not work for you. To fix the cueing you will need , WT silicone oil. Sold as 'Diff' or 'Differential' oil for use with RC cars.
Measured the counterweight stub: 9. InsomniacFC , May 13, So, I fell off for a bit, but now I have a few extra bucks to fix up my record player and am pretty motivated to do it. I also picked up a digital scale to set the tracking force, but I need to get a new cartridge and counterweight. Anyways, off to read the faq's and see what I can figure out. InsomniacFC , May 31, I picked up another Q40 myself and will soon hybridize them.
My present one has incurable problems concerning arm return and shutoff. Messages: 9. I just found this forum and it looks great! And here's the ironic twist: I have the same Pioneer receiver that you do SX ! Small world. I'm having some issues with the turntable too. I can't figure out what might be the issue.
It plays as if the records are dirty but the records have been cleaned with my Spin Clean. It sounds fuzzy coming out of the speakers. I have the ground wire connected. Not sure what could be the issue. Seemed to skate a little but I think I fixed it. Any suggestions?
Maybe it just needs a new needle. I don't have a clue. Hope you don't mind me posting on this 3 year old thread. Sure do need any tips or suggestions if anyone has any. Thank you! WaxReliquary , Dec 27, That's quite a thread resurrection! Get a new needle. Thank you, will do. Hopefully that is its only problem. Appreciate the quick reply and help. Oh, and welcome Michelle, to AK! What cartridge is on yours? It is an Azden YM10E.
Same as an Empire e. I picked one of those up just recently, but I haven't done much other than to test it yet. WaxReliquary likes this. Thank you for doing the research and finding that information for me. Out of curiosity, was wondering why I need to use an elliptical needle instead of conical. WaxReliquary , Dec 28, JVCShawn likes this. You must log in or sign up to reply here.
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