Karma: Technics SL-J2 linear-tracker turntable

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  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 5,234
    Very nice Karma!!!
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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,211
    Very nice Karma not in I have a linear tracker in storage that I might pull out and dust off after seeing this. Good luck to all who have entered.
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  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,817
    in please
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,642
    edited January 17
    Cool Karma. B)

    Not in.
    I have a couple from the series already. ;)

    One needs repair though.
    The arm just floats to the middle, skating across a record in 4 seconds.
    Any idea as to why?
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,546
    Nice karma, Jody. Not in.
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  • shawn474shawn474 Posts: 3,019
    In please, my daughter is a musician and told em the other day that records are the true measure of music. She had bought albums and hung them on her wall - would love to get her something to play them with!!!!
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  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,215
    Tony M wrote: »
    Cool Karma. B)

    Not in.
    I have a couple from the series already. ;)

    One needs repair though.
    The arm just floats to the middle, skating across a record in 4 seconds.
    Any idea as to why?
    Does it drop down and then skate, or never drop? The more 'normal' problem is sticking - not advancing, which is usually from a worn-out tonearm belt and/or old sticky lube.
    "Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to." - Cicero, in Gladiator
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  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,215
    Glad so many folks are interested :) I'll let this stay up through Monday.
    "Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to." - Cicero, in Gladiator
    Regarding collectibles: "It's not who gets it. It's who gets stuck with it." - Jimmy Fallon
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 6,276
    Ok, I am in for the win!
  • GospelTruthGospelTruth Posts: 388
    Very generous karma. I’m in for sure.
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  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 1,382
    Nice karma. In please.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,642
    edited January 18
    jdjohn wrote: »
    Tony M wrote: »
    Cool Karma. B)

    Not in.
    I have a couple from the series already. ;)

    One needs repair though.
    The arm just floats to the middle, skating across a record in 4 seconds.
    Any idea as to why?
    Does it drop down and then skate, or never drop? The more 'normal' problem is sticking - not advancing, which is usually from a worn-out tonearm belt and/or old sticky lube.

    It drops and then skates. It's like there's no tracking speed going on at all. I'll go out today and hook them up and review their motions again. ;)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,215
    Are you sure the diamond tip is still there? Bonded tips, especially, can break off, and then you've got nothing in the groove. But these linears usually have a tracking mechanism to control the movement.
    "Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to." - Cicero, in Gladiator
    Regarding collectibles: "It's not who gets it. It's who gets stuck with it." - Jimmy Fallon
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,642
    edited January 18
    I just came back in from testing the only TT in that series that I still have. I think.
    I only have one TT in that series now. An SL-Q6 w/manual.
    Pic. from the web;
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    I tested it and it works fine. :pB)
    I looked for the needle tip right away.

    I believe I looked at the other TTs cartridge needle tip and I think it had a good tip on it...But if it didn't...THAT would explain the skating!
    But I've had records for 35 years and know a little ( :) ) about needle tips. But I am getting old and I probably gave that TT away during a bad time with pain back then.
    Then again, it might be tucked away for repair in the bowels of my collection somewhere. :#

    I'm really thinking I must've given the other one away as a bonus gift to somebody who bought a lot of stereo stuff one day. I remember trying to take the mechanism apart from the lid and couldn't see how to fix a darn thing. I think I only got one level deep and couldn't see how to fix it. I'll wonder if it was the needle tip from now on.. :D

    Thanks again for your experience and knowledge pertaining to this series of cool Turntables. ;)

    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,215
    Haha...well, I've worked on a grand total of two at this point :p so not exactly an expert. But they are fine little decks when working properly, and there are some VERY good cartridges/stylii available for them.

    Back pain can really hinder things in this hobby, so I feel ya. It actually causes back pain many times.
    "Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to." - Cicero, in Gladiator
    Regarding collectibles: "It's not who gets it. It's who gets stuck with it." - Jimmy Fallon
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,642
    I hear ya.
    You're 2 TTs ahead of me. ;)
    These technics turntables like yours weigh a lot too. Solid little TTs!

    This hobby can cause groin pain too. Carrying 80lb. speakers is getting harder and harder the older I get. After the thrill of purchasing wears off, it seems they gain 40 or 50 more lbs.

    Real quick...
    I saw an ad for free audio stuff on Thanksgiving day of all days. The stuff was 35 miles from me. A long 35 but it was a beautiful day and I took a trip to see if these amps were still on the ground as was shown in a picture.

    I got down there and they were still there. I grabbed them and put them in my truck like they weighed 20 lbs. each. I brought them home. A few days later I went to move them from my truck. :s:o
    They weigh about 51 lbs. each I think it was said here on the forum by Drew. :D
    I couldn't believe it! :D
    Adrenalin is an amazing hormone!
    Carrying them into the cottage was a totally different event. :#:D
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    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,106
    Well that’s a great deal. Did they work?
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  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,215
    Don't de-rail my thread Joe ;)
    "Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to." - Cicero, in Gladiator
    Regarding collectibles: "It's not who gets it. It's who gets stuck with it." - Jimmy Fallon
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,106
    My bad Jody. Don’t answer Tony.
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  • 98Badger98Badger Posts: 305
    Been curious about linear trackers. In please
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 1,752
    Heck yes, very sweet Karma. In please!
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,211
    Amazing karma. In please
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  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,215
    Here is the list so far - 27 participants :)
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    Please speak-up if you've changed your mind, or if I've missed you. I will use the =RANDBETWEEN function in Excel to determine the lucky winner.
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    Regarding collectibles: "It's not who gets it. It's who gets stuck with it." - Jimmy Fallon
  • daboyzdaboyz Posts: 4,975
    Very nice! In please
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  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,215
    Gotcha daboyz!

    I'm calling time at 9:00PM CST tonight for inclusion.
    "Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to." - Cicero, in Gladiator
    Regarding collectibles: "It's not who gets it. It's who gets stuck with it." - Jimmy Fallon
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 6,276
    Just to be fair I request that 26 of you bow out.
  • halo71halo71 Posts: 4,434
    In please. I had a Mitsubishi LT20 years ago. And always regretted selling it.
    --Gary--
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,215
    halo71 wrote: »
    In please. I had a Mitsubishi LT20 years ago. And always regretted selling it.
    I bet you do regret selling that! I regret not buying an LT-22 that sat forever on my local CL. You're in on this now.
    "Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to." - Cicero, in Gladiator
    Regarding collectibles: "It's not who gets it. It's who gets stuck with it." - Jimmy Fallon
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 1,752
    You are about to make someone's night buddy!
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