So, the first time I bought one of the BF high street special vinyl DW devices, I bought a cheap record player in order to, well, play it. But playing it at 33 it was just slightly too fast and squeaky, so back the record player went to the shop for a refund.
I finally got around to trying purchase #2 on my parents' hifi. This time 33 was too slow, and I ended up listening to it at 45rpm, which ended up being only slightly too fast.
So, is there something up with how these records are being made (33 vs 33 1/3, perhaps?), or is there something that can be done about these record players? My parents' old hifi, which I remember using donkey's years ago, never had any trouble, and I don't think it was a particularly better one than the one they have now. This is one the things that's going to hold me back on buying the next BF LP from Asda this Friday (that and they still haven't said how much it will cost).
Other than that, I have no insight on why the vinyl release you have is the wrong speed on both devices and speeds that you tried. I believe higher end turntables can be adjusted. But there is a big difference between 33 1/3 and 45, so not sure what's happening there. A record recorded at 33 1/3 should sound way off at 45 (like the chipmunks ).
But my spouse suggested that if it's a belt drive turntable, the belt could be slipping.
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I doubt it is the record. Most turntables have a pitch control so belt speeds can be adjusted when a turntable is running too fast/too slow. I'm not sure if cheap turntables have a pitch control though. As Ela said it could be a belt problem... The drive belt might not be in it's groove properly so check that the belt has been put on correctly and/or hasn't become dislodged. Plus, on an old turntable the belt could have become worn over time which would also affect it's speed.
Well, I own two direct drive record turntables, one of which is a high end pro player. Both of them have the strobe light gizmo that lets you dial in the speed if you need to. I'm pretty sure that if I owned any BF vinyl, I could play it just fine.
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