I have a Systemdek IIX turntable that has been in storage for 15 years. Installed is a Sumiko tonearm and a Denon MM cartridge. I am the original owner of the unit, and it has been lovingly cared for since I bought it while in college.
I am getting ready to set it up again. I recently found new OEM belts on eBay, which I assume will need to be replaced. I have 3 questions:
1) Should I change the spindle oil (the platter spindle sits on a bearing in an oil-filled machined sleeve), which is the original (25 years old)? If so, what should I use?
2) The tonearm mounting screws holding the tonearm to the mounting plate have loosened over the years. I do not own a turntable protractor. Are there affordable units that can still be purchased? I have no doubt that the tonearm geometry is completely out-of-whack after being moved a few times and stored for so long.
3) Are there any other things that I should check while getting the unit setup again for use?
Thanks in advance.