I got my new Nad C555 deck today.. It seems to have some problems.. Since I first started it, it is making noise from the motor. I have owned a few decks wich was'nt exactly silent, but this is very irritating, it sounds like some moving parts is touching.. could this be a problem? Also, the belt falls off each time I try to play 45's.. the belt just descends down a few seconds after it has been started.. Is there anybody here who has any experience with this deck or similar, then please help me
That's bizarre. As far as I know the C555 is basically a Rega P2. There should be little to no noise on startup and the belt certainly shouldn't come off at any time. I suggest you have a word with your supplier and get them to replace it (the deck) for you.
I've come across the problem before, where the deck has taken a knock and the motor has sprung loose from its suspension (which is basically a rubber band). hence the question about the spindle being vertical.
Thanks for the replies. When I looked closer, the motor is indeed loose..
Back to the shop then I'd suggest. If you are feeling brave you might undo the motor housing (couple of screws underneath) and see if you can put it right, but if its taken a hefty enough knock to knock the motor loose, then there is a good chance that's not the only thing that's not right. I'd return it me.