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New needle and/or cartridge for Technics SL-BD22D
jamie_P84
post Jan 25 2011, 21:10
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We have a Technics SL-BD22D turntable, originally manufactured in 1998 and still with its original Technics P34 needle and cartridge (T4P standard).
I'd like to replace the needle and/or cartridge. The deck is factory adjusted for tracking force and anti-skating of 1.25

Which new needle and/or cartridge would be most suitable?

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jamie.

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ramicio
post Jan 25 2011, 23:01
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There is a weight on the back of the tonearm that is for tracking force adjustment. This is the only thing that can be adjusted. It's just factory set for the factory cartridge to 1.25 grams. I have an SL-BD20D and it has the exact same tonearm. The weight on the back has a philps-head screw to adjust the weight balance.

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jamie_P84
post Jan 26 2011, 00:19
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QUOTE (ramicio @ Jan 25 2011, 20:22) *
One thing I noticed with this turntable is with newer records you will get horrible distortion whenever a microphone-kissing artist makes a hard sound like S, F, or T.


In my own collection, all the records made from 1979 onwards are digitally-sourced (apparently due to the introduction of digital cutting delays in the mastering chain). I only bother with vinyl if it was produced prior to this date.

QUOTE (ramicio @ Jan 25 2011, 22:01) *
There is a weight on the back of the tonearm that is for tracking force adjustment. This is the only thing that can be adjusted. It's just factory set for the factory cartridge to 1.25 grams. I have an SL-BD20D and it has the exact same tonearm. The weight on the back has a philps-head screw to adjust the weight balance.


Thanks - but what's the procedure for adjusting the tracking force?
Usually the anti-skating has to be adjusted separately to match it as shown in, for example, these instructions I scanned from a 1970s Sony deck ( link ).
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