Just got a Dual CS 503-1 and have some problems


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Username: Exmonkey

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Registered: Sep-04
Let me start by saying - i know very little about turntables, but I recently decided to get something to play my old vinal, and picked up this Dual CS 503-1 on Ebay.

I plugged it into my Cambridge Audio A1 amp phono sockets with the expectation of sitting back and listening to some great sounds - unfortunately it seems very quiet (and tinny) and plays at around 35rpm (rather than 33).

I have checked the belt and the two wheels and all seems fine. Any thoughts anyone? I hope I havnt bought a duff turntable.


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Username: Exmonkey

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Registered: Sep-04
update: I found outthat my integrated amp requires an optional phone sound stage for turntable use. I have now fitted it and it sounds fine - the pitch is still to fast though. Does anyone have one of these turntables? Is there a pitch adjustment screw or similar located anywhere on the unit?

J. Vigne
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Often cleaning the belt and the drive rim under the platter will solve this problem. Use Isopropyl alchohol and remove the platter by taking the C-clip off the center spindle.


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Username: Disco_stan


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Registered: Dec-03
Marc would you have any specs on that table?

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Username: Dualref

Spring, Texas USA

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Registered: Mar-05
You can look at the Dual Reference Website, they have all the specs for most of the Dual turntables. http://www.dual-reference.com

They also list parts suppliers as well as repair facilities.
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