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Varun
21-09-2009, 20:51
Hello Forum,

May I please ask how best to ensure that the plater is rotating at the correct speed. Mostly I have gone by my ear but there are time when some records sound too fast such as "Help" the first track on the Parlophone EMI Beatles LP.

hifi_dave
21-09-2009, 20:54
Use a strobe disc.

Clive
21-09-2009, 21:16
A strobe LED makes it even easier to see a strobe disc clearly. They can be a little expensive but if you hunt around you may find one for a few quid. Someone PFM sold some a couple of years ago for a fiver, all I had to do was put the circuit in a case. It's a BIG LED that flashes at 50Hz.

Dave Cawley
21-09-2009, 21:28
Look on eBay!

Dave

The Vinyl Adventure
21-09-2009, 22:37
vinyl engine ... you can download alignment tools that for the most part have stobe disk line things... there is also a tutorial on how to make a strobe too

The Vinyl Adventure
21-09-2009, 22:38
/but a 1210... theres a bloody strobe built in!! :)

Varun
22-09-2009, 06:26
many thanks for all the helpful suggestions. The favoured american made strobe disc costs around $100. Is that one that is recommended, I mean the digital one?

John
22-09-2009, 07:33
I am sure you can find a lot cheaper speak to Dave C I am sure he have something a lot better value I used the clearaudio strobe test record which costs about 35 brand new but check out ebay I am sure you find something better value my only advice is avoid the small discs they do they job but the bigger lps make it easier to see

Dave Cawley
22-09-2009, 07:42
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270458639389

I use one and it's great! Not as good as the 300Hz Clearaudio, but 5 times cheaper!

Regards

Dave

DSJR
22-09-2009, 08:32
I've still got "my" 300Hz Linn one and it's VERY sensitive and accurate, so much so that it shows how far the mains varies...

bigmoog
22-09-2009, 20:14
I've still got "my" 300Hz Linn one and it's VERY sensitive and accurate, so much so that it shows how far the mains varies...


no doubt using the Linn Strobe will make your records sound better, more rhythmic .....:lolsign:

DSJR
22-09-2009, 21:27
;) :gig: :cool: