New White Stripes Record Player, Headphones + gift set

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Re: Your Turntable's Customized!

Post by chrono_1980 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:34 pm

Makes me feel better that others haven't got theirs yet either. So much for before x-mas though I guess (mine was an x-mas gift for myself though, so no biggie!).

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Re: Your Turntable's Customized!

Post by nesguys » Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:26 pm

melikecheese wrote:
nesguys wrote:So I just got my set yesterday (after a Fed Ex nightmare) and It's amazingly cool. The question I have is are people actually using the record player? I have no familiarity with Crosley but I just worry about playing rare and expensive vinyl on a low end record player. Don't want to chew up the grooves just for the sake of portability. Anyone have any thoughts?
You might ruin a record if you play it 300 times on the player, but you should be just fine. The tone arm setup is so light and there is not really a way to screw it up thanks to no counter weights. You would really have to stack some coins on the needle to start ruining it.
Thanks for the info. I think I've decided to use it as my 78 player as my old one couldn't play them and I have a buddy who keeps pushing old blues 78s on me.

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Re: Your Turntable's Customized!

Post by higherlimits » Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:07 pm

I haven't seen mine yet but it could be waiting for me as I'm out of town. As far as I know it didn't arrive before Christmas.

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Re: Your Turntable's Customized!

Post by gdm » Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:50 pm

Still waiting in Ontario. Just curious how much the other Canadians paid for shipping. I paid 130. Thanks.

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Re: Your Turntable's Customized!

Post by chrono_1980 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:59 pm

gdm wrote:Still waiting in Ontario. Just curious how much the other Canadians paid for shipping. I paid 130. Thanks.
I paid the same - in Alberta.

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Re: Your Turntable's Customized!

Post by hawke000 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:03 pm

Toronto here, the same. 130. I got a mail notification yesterday, here's hoping I can pick it up today.

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Re: Your Turntable's Customized!

Post by gdm » Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:21 pm

Mine showed up around 9 this morning. I was shocked that there were no customs charges. TMR did a great job of packing it. Everything is perfect, nothing missing either.

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Post by anonymousbrunette » Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:16 pm

Looking for some technical help here before I bother the Bens. Opened up my record player today. Untethered the arm, lowered the suspension screw, removed the needle cap, plugged it in, light came on. Platter doesn't spin. Moved the tone arm to the grooves. Nuthin. Am I missing something?
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Post by rsimms3 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:29 pm

Speed control switch between speeds maybe?
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Post by anonymousbrunette » Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:31 pm

rsimms3 wrote:Speed control switch between speeds maybe?
Won't turn on any of speeds. I don't hear anything mechanical (good or bad) from within.
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Re: Your Turntable's Customized!

Post by cheeseprocedure » Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:31 pm

anonymousbrunette wrote:Looking for some technical help here before I bother the Bens. Opened up my record player today. Untethered the arm, lowered the suspension screw, removed the needle cap, plugged it in, light came on. Platter doesn't spin. Moved the tone arm to the grooves. Nuthin. Am I missing something?

Check to make sure the switch on the back is switched to Phono not Aux IN. I hooked my MP3 player up to it and forgot to switch it back and tried to play a record.... the light came on but the table didnt move. I flipped the switch and it started working again. Hope this helps!

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Re: Your Turntable's Customized!

Post by anonymousbrunette » Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:35 pm

cheeseprocedure wrote:
anonymousbrunette wrote:Looking for some technical help here before I bother the Bens. Opened up my record player today. Untethered the arm, lowered the suspension screw, removed the needle cap, plugged it in, light came on. Platter doesn't spin. Moved the tone arm to the grooves. Nuthin. Am I missing something?

Check to make sure the switch on the back is switched to Phono not Aux IN. I hooked my MP3 player up to it and forgot to switch it back and tried to play a record.... the light came on but the table didnt move. I flipped the switch and it started working again. Hope this helps!
You are brilliant. Thanks!
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Re: Your Turntable's Customized!

Post by nesguys » Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:24 pm

melikecheese wrote:Does anyone have a problem with their turntable stopping to early?

The auto tone arm pick-up is kicking on too early and on a 7" only plays 3/4 of the song....

I really don't want to bother TMR and try to get it replaced or something, I'd rather just open it up and fix it, but due to the limited nature of the beast, I want to be 100% sure on the fix before I do it.

Would have loved it if the table had a headphone jack too! That's a Crosley thing not a TM thing but I was hoping to keep the table on my desk at work to listen to records.
Mine did this too. Did you find a fix?

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Re: Your Turntable's Customized!

Post by harvestgirl » Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:59 pm

hmmm mine still isn't here yet. did anyone who ordered from the 2nd batch get theirs?

my headphones arrived a week+ ago.
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Re: Your Turntable's Customized!

Post by chrono_1980 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:31 am

I still don't have mine, and I ordered from the 1st batch. Same story with the headphones...

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