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HELP! Can a platter that wobbles cause harm?

Posted on March 16, 1999 at 16:53:55

Ok heres the deal, i bought a music hall mmf turntable. After placing the TT in my listening room, and listening for about 2 weeks, i noticed a wobble of about 2-3 mm. I called my dealer, and he agreed that it was not toally normal, but diddnt say that there was anything really wrong. IN any case he agreed to send it back to music hall. After three weeks of intense waiting, i was notified that mt turntable was "fixed". The invoice stated that parts were tested and replaced (the subplatter and the assembly). I found however that the bearing was not replaced, since it had scratches in exactly the same places as it did before i sent it back to them. In any case it ran straighter (only wobbled 1-2mm). About a month later it wobbles more like 2 now. So i decided to call Roy Hall of music hall, and his explanation was : "its just a visiual thing". He also said that it would do no damge to my records. I also emailed Greg Weaver a very experienced writer for soundstage!, he told me that his review sample did'nt do this, and it could casue beraing wear, stylus wear, and record wear. Is roy hall just saying what he says becuase he doesnt want to foot the bill.
ok, now the main question;
1.will this wear out the main bearing?
2. will it damage my increasingly dear record collection?
3.will it wear out the cartride?
NOw to make matters even more complicated, my dealer offers a upgrade policy, and he is a rega dealer.
heres the policy
If within 2 years, and twice the price of the original purchase, i can get 100% of my original purchase price. not exactly twice, but with all the trouble, i can convince him that its close enough.

should i just upgrade to the planar2?


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