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All my vinyl ripping is done with my SL-7. I don’t have to be there to lift the arm at end of a side.

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My son has asked me to rip the last four or five LPs he’s purchased so I decided to get started with this a few minutes ago, but the SL-7, which hasn’t been used for a few weeks has developed a serious fault. I pressed start and the LP started spinning way too fast, my guess would be in the order of 100 RPM and fortunately, probably, the arm did not drop. So I now have a useless piece of 1980s HiFi.


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They can be fixed. I shall see what has been posted about that fault.

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I was considering phono sockets in place of the OEM leads. Now I am thinking Tone Arm Connector as I could use the leads from my SME arm. Also it will include the chassis ground wire.

Should have guessed the 12v car battery connector has negative pin/positive outer. It would be too easy otherwise!

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that's bad news.
I have been lucky as far as HiFi goes the only bit of kit that I have had problems with was a Philips CD player (my first CD player) but I was going to up grade it at the time anyway so it was not too bad for me. 
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Originally posted by Fatmangolf Fatmangolf wrote:

They can be fixed. I shall see what has been posted about that fault.

I tried a single and it span to crazy speed and then started slowing again. After that I successfully played a couple of singles. I then tried an LP again; 4th or 5th time lucky. I don’t know yet whether I have an intermittent fault or whether it’s cured.

If you do find anything out I would be interested. There’s not many people that work on these old linear trackers anymore. My SL-7 was more than serviced by someone that Bob recommended to me, but he’s not operating anymore. I’ve had an SL-QL1 and a couple of SL-D1s looked at by someone in Bristol. Two of them are currently working.
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Originally posted by ICL1P ICL1P wrote:

Originally posted by Fatmangolf Fatmangolf wrote:

They can be fixed. I shall see what has been posted about that fault.

I tried a single and it span to crazy speed and then started slowing again. After that I successfully played a couple of singles. I then tried an LP again; 4th or 5th time lucky. I don’t know yet whether I have an intermittent fault or whether it’s cured.

If you do find anything out I would be interested. There’s not many people that work on these old linear trackers anymore. My SL-7 was more than serviced by someone that Bob recommended to me, but he’s not operating anymore. I’ve had an SL-QL1 and a couple of SL-D1s looked at by someone in Bristol. Two of them are currently working.

I am glad your perseverance paid off Ifor. I hope it was a temporary fault. I will check the forums later and report back. I must confess that I am enjoying my SL-7 at the moment to play Kate Bush's never forever.
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Earlier today I measured my two P-mount cartridges. Both had similar coil resistance and inductance on their left and right channels. 30dB channel separation on both sides of the AT95, whereas the Technics 202 was 25/30. It makes me wonder whether a better stylus would lift the Audio Technica from solid to sophisticated?

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