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ncdrawl
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Record too slow on this rega table im modding..

was playing mavis staples and suddenly she sounded like Luther Vandross.

I guess this is just a belt issue, yeah??

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Re: Record too slow on this rega table im modding..


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was playing mavis staples and suddenly she sounded like Luther Vandross.

I guess this is just a belt issue, yeah??


A loose belt will give you speed variations, not just a slower speed. Maybe there's something wrong with the motor? Do you have a strobe disk to check what's really happening to the speed?
On the other hand Mavis might be on steroids.

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Re: Record too slow on this rega table im modding..

Gently pull the subplatter from the bearing well and check to see if there is lubrication in the well and in what condition it is. Another idea is to make sure the belt is clean and lube from the well did not get on the belt and cause slipping.

I am also interested in how you are modding your table. I have modded mine so much I call it FrankenRega. My Rega Planar 2 has the Incognito rewired tonearm, the Michell Technoweight, ceramic main bearing, Deep Groove subplatter and Funk Firm Achroplat. Just keeps getting better.

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Re: Record too slow on this rega table im modding..

What do you think of the replacement bearing? I am considering this as the cost is right!

Trey

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Re: Record too slow on this rega table im modding..

Reading through old notes my initial reaction was of smoother and quieter rotation. I had written better seperation between instruments and more audible decay of notes.

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Re: Record too slow on this rega table im modding..

yea, im a dumbass.

the table was tilted and not tracking right. plus, i was very drunk.

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Re: Record too slow on this rega table im modding..

I just ordered this for my other p2..

http://www.audiomods.co.uk/armkits.html (the micrometer)

custom built wooden plinth to replace the MDF one... (it looks like these)

http://www.layers-of-beauty.co.uk/page8.php

ok.. so heres what ive done to mine.

Dynamat placed on the underside of the plinth.

ALL <a href="www.groovetracer.com" target="_blank">Groovetracer</a> Modifications.

Retrofit motor kit upgrade

it sounds fantastic.

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