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Old 08-28-2003, 02:59 PM
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anti-skating problems..

my technics m3ds antiskating doesnt work..
when balancing the tonearm with a record without grooves the tonearm goes straight to center of record..
turning up the anti-skating doesnt help..
can I repair this myself???

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Old 08-28-2003, 04:44 PM
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balancing

when your balancing the tonearm you set the anti-skate to zero! Then once you have balanced your tonearm and set the tracking force, then you set the anti-skate to the same number as your tracking force! So, if your tracking at 2 grams, you set the anti-skate to 2!

If you try to balance the arm with the anti-skate set anywhere other than zero it will pull towards the center of the table!
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Old 08-28-2003, 04:49 PM
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Maybe your anti-skating can't match your tracking force. The anti-skating go up to 3 grams and if your tracking force is heavier than 3 grams it may happen what you say.

You also could check if your turntable is in level.
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Old 08-28-2003, 05:01 PM
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I know all bout tracking force balancing tonearm(up-down)etc..

its the should I say sideways balancing that f..ks up..

if I put tracking to 1 and anti skating to 3.. the tonearm should move outwards .. but it goes straight to center..

the tonearm should stay in middle of record when balanced properly (sideways..)

the tables are in perfect level!!

can I fix somehow??
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Old 08-28-2003, 05:17 PM
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NO!

The tonearm will pull towards the center of the table, it never pulls to the outside!

And IF your tracking force is set to three your anti skate should be set to three, NOT 1.
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Old 08-28-2003, 05:34 PM
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Help johnnyboy!

The first thing I do when seting up a Technics is to level it on the rubber feet using a good spirit level. I am not clear what you mean about balancing from side to side. Its not susposed to balance from side to side.

I was right about this question coming up again!

I do think it is unlikely that the spring for your antiskating is broken or out of adjustment. Perhaps if you could examine a properly set up technics, for somereason this seems to a rarity!
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Old 08-28-2003, 08:02 PM
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"The tonearm will pull towards the center of the table, it never pulls to the outside!"

really??


"And IF your tracking force is set to three your anti skate should be set to three, NOT 1."

I know youre not supposed to have it like that ..just an example..

again I know I know the correct way for SETTING UP trust me..

That spring sounds interesting.. my turntables where severly damaged during shipping, i had my tonearms changed completely to new ones..

I suspect the guy who fixed them managed to somehow missout the antiskating??? Or ?? Im not100 % sure how the antiskating mechanics work??

I guess I have to leave to technics repair-..

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Old 08-28-2003, 08:18 PM
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OK

You didnt say they might have been damaged in shipping! maybe they are a little off! Take em to someone who can repair these!

Now I understand you more clearly!
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