Originally Posted by MTVhike
I'm still not sure what you did. When you say "the speeds are correct", are they constant? In other words, putting the strobe disc on the platter and looking at it using an AC powered light, preferably fluorescent, do the lines stay in the same place, or do they wander back and forth? If they drift in one direction, then the speed is inaccurate, but that's not your problem. If they do not move back and forth but stay fixed or slowly drift in one direction, then your sound should not change. Two of the turntable specifications are "flutter" and "wow". These are speed variations, either fast or slow, and those should be specified by the manufacturer and should be very low for a good turntable. The wobble you mention, could that be a bent or loose spindle? If so, that most likely is your problem and is a defect in the turntable.
I apologize for the lack of communication on my part, still new to all this. Yes, they all stayed in the same place using a fluorescent light. As far as the wobble goes, I am not sure but i do believe the platter might be messed up or the spindle as you stated. Another thing i noticed as i was checking the belts and so forth, to ensure everything was correct, as i spun the splatter to check the belts you could kind of feel some resistance in some parts, so maybe i looked at the stroboscopic wrong. I will try to post a vid if i can on here, since I just received it, literally yesterday, i believe i will just send it back.
I want a good turntable with good sound and I know price does play a part in that. I don't mind spending the money if need be, but would like to stay under $700.00 if possible. As I am not sure if there is really anything else I will need. It is currently connected to a Yamaha RX-880.
I know down the road that the cartridge, from what I read can be upgraded on certain receivers, so I do plan on purchasing one but would like something that has a nice quality sound, clarity, but is also easy to operate. Any suggestions are much appreciated. Thank you.