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How to Properly Set Up a Turntable

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How to Properly Set Up a Turntable

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— that is the hyperlink to the arc protractors you’ll be able to print out. Be sure you use the best one to your turntable. I used the Technics one as my Stanton desk has the identical mounting distance (230 mm) because the Technics SL-1200. Lower the spindle gap out with an X-Acto knife and tape to a document for finest efficiency!

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  1. I own a Stanton ST-150 turntable ; and as far as I know it has a built-in phono / line
    Before I purchased this unit , I contacted Stanton and asked them could the preamp
    be turned off so that I may choose a separate phono preamp.
    Their reply was NO , it cannot be turned off.
    Since that is the case, how come the person in this video has this turntable hooked up
    to what clearly looks like a separate phono preamp ?
    I know that he doesn't have the built-in and the separate operating together.
    Someone explain!!!

  2. Thank you so much for explaining the protractor. Such a simple idea but I was getting really confused. Now you've explained it really well and I'm now much happier with my sound.

  3. I don't know how to read the in between non numbered lines on anti skate for my Stanton t92 turntable, my question is where is 1.5 on dial as i read for stock it should be 1.5 for stock brush down or should I use 1.75 (still brush down)for a stock m97xe as my cart is set to stock recommended settings for brush down meaning 1.75 grams force on needle so brush on cantilever is compisating about 5 grams force on needle itself for 1.25, keep in mind the brush is there to just put less and or sit at difrent height on the needle, I feel I'm close just want to make sure, thnx in advance for whomsoever responds

  4. Theres so many different options for the protractor print off, how do I know which one to use!?!?  Also, I tryed balancing my arm and the counterweight came off before i could get a harmonious position.

  5. I am having trouble with my 180 gram vinyl. My thinner vinyl sounds good, but should you have more or less weight on 180 gram?

  6. Same here. Guitars and turntables are the kinds of musical instruments i use too. Schecter Damien-6 Floyd Rose Series guitars and Stanton Str8-150 Turntables and M.203 mixer, but thinking of upgrading to M.207 for delay enhancement.

  7. My tonearm always slowly swings back to its resting area unless I set the counterweight all the way to the front (so that it's heavy on the needle) then it stays where I place it.
    It works that way but I'm assuming having that much weight will ruin my vinyls. So why does my arm do that and how can I stop it?

  8. Also, for scratch DJs, the adjustment he made to his cartridge by moving it towards the front of the headshell is not recommended.

    Anti-skate should be the same value as the tracking force.

    Sorry you're wrong, Anti skate for DJ's should be at 0, for audiophiles just playing records it gets set the way you're mentioning but DJ's who back cue and scratch need skate at 0.

  9. Hi there! thank you for this tutorial..i just have one question.i have a stanton st 150 with out a counterweight,i mean it was lost and i was wondering if could use the technics counterweight for it.have you tried putting it to your stanton?does it fit well?please help me because i cant find any stanton counterweight and technics is available online..thank you..

  10. If you don't scratch, I pretty much entirely suggest using a curved arm because it protects your records better. Digital vinyl sound quality entirely depends on your digital mixer and interface, it really won't matter what you use to read the vinyl with, curved or straight tonearm or whatever. However, you can still wear your vinyl out, and you should be careful with that. After all, normal records get played once a night at most. Timecode vinyl gets played hours at a time.

  11. hi mister who made the video.
    if your using timecode vinyl does it matter weather you have s shaped or a straight tone arm, for better sound quality, because some say that you get a better sound quality with s shaped

  12. Yeah, this guide is merely for playing records, scratchers need to set up their tables to make their scratching work best for them. As for the headshell stuff, for most working DJs, I'd recommend an integrated cartridge like an Ortofon Concorde series because they're much simpler to set up on a day-to-day basis.

  13. Warning: setting the cartridge to 23° to emulate a straight arm will wear out your records much faster.

    Also, for scratch DJs, the adjustment he made to his cartridge by moving it towards the front of the headshell is not recommended.
    Anti-skate should be the same value as the tracking force.

  14. I taught myself how to balance a tone arm before watching this video, and one thing I discovered that might be a problem for others requries setting up a level installed surface. Meaning, the floor should be as level as possible and the desk/rack system the turntable will be living on should also be level and plum in three dimensions. I had my tonearm balancing perfectly in one plane but as soon as I tried playing vinyl the stylus started diving towards the center. Hope this helps out.


  16. I have a project essential with an ortofon 3E. It's been fine since I got it but earlier the disortion got quite bad throughout, it comes with a protractor and plastic project counter weight adjustment thingy which I have used. However I have no idea how to 'adjust the alignment', it seems to fit in the square fine. any help?

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