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 Post subject: Turntable Issue
PostPosted: Jan Mon 29, 2018 2:18 am 
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Hi,
I just bought a beautiful 60’s Magnavox AstroSonic AM/FM console stereo with MicroMatic turntable . It plays great and seems to be in really good shape BUT the turntable does have a sound (bass & treble)like the radio.

Any suggestions?

Thank you!
Robert


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 Post subject: Re: Turntable Issue
PostPosted: Jan Mon 29, 2018 1:17 pm 
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bassettdad wrote:
It plays great and seems to be in really good shape BUT the turntable does have a sound (bass & treble)like the radio.
Do you mean that the turntable doesn't sound like the radio? If it does sound like the radio, can you please explain the issue.

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 Post subject: Re: Turntable Issue
PostPosted: Jan Mon 29, 2018 2:50 pm 
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I'm not understanding what you mean. Are you hearing noise coming from the turntable itself or noise from the turntable coming through the speakers? If the turn table is operating correctly and its cartridge is in halfway decent shape, then audio from the turntable should sound like a good radio station without distortion, hum and other undesirable noise. Harry


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 Post subject: Re: Turntable Issue
PostPosted: Jan Mon 29, 2018 2:56 pm 
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Hi,
Sorry for the confusion......yes, I did intend to to say that the turntable does NOT have good sound. It sounds like it only comes out of the speaker on the right side. I know both speakers work because the radio sounds so good.


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 Post subject: Re: Turntable Issue
PostPosted: Jan Mon 29, 2018 3:24 pm 
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Hi bassettdad,
Two possibilities come to immediate mind:
(1) Most likely the cartridge and/or needle in the pickup arm of the turntable is bad. This is a fairly common problem, and most of these can still be found at various online suppliers. In any case it is wise to replace at least the needle in order to protect your LP records, as you have no idea how many hours are already logged onto the old one.
(2) If you are only getting sound from one speaker, it is also possible that one of the wires from the stereo cartridge is defective. To test for this, gently remove the small L and R wires from the back of the cartridge and reverse them. If sound now comes from the other speaker you have verified that the wires are OK, and the trouble must be within the cartridge itself.

Note: It is also possible that problems within the phono preamp stage of the amp itself could cause this, but best to first verify that the cartridge and associated wiring are good, as they are the most likely culprits as well as the easiest to deal with.

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