Really?? Chipmunks Inside My TTUSB...

I just bought the Numark TTUSB turntable to record my vinyl onto my MacBoo Pro. I have everything set up and play the first record in 33 RPM and it sounds like the chipmunks and in 45RPM. When I put it in 45 RPM it's even faster. Can someone tell me why is running faster than it needs to in both settings? Thanks!
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  • Hi Michael,

    Thanks for posting. If you notice the pitch of your albums sound higher than normal, this means the belt within the unit is not straight. Not to worry--this is an easy fix. Please follow the steps below to realign the belt. The pictures below are of the ION Audio TTUSB05. Your turntable may look slightly different, but the procedure is very similar.

    1. Remove both the record, and the slip mat from the turntable. Some platters may have a c-clip that will also need to be removed before you can remove the platter. This can easily be removed by applying a little force with a screw driver and prying it against the opening.

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    2. Remove the platter by pulling straight up, and off the spindle. 

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    3. Place the platter upside down on a flat surface and stretch the new belt around the inner ring. It is important to center the belt on the ring. Make sure it is on straight, and free of any twists.

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    4. With the belt is on, flip the platter over and place it back on the turntable spindle.  Rotate the platter so that you can see the brass motor spindle through one of the openings in the platter. In most cases this spindle is in the bottom left corner of the turntable. 

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    5. Pull the belt from the platter so and stretch it around the motor spindle. If the belt is not centered on the spindle your turntable may playback at inaccurate speeds.

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    Important: Some platters do not have an access hole.  In this case, stretch the belt over the bottom circle on the platter, then the small post as in the images below:



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    Then align the point of the teardrop shape formed by the belt and the post with the motor spindle as you lower the platter onto the spindle.



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    Turn the platter clockwise and counter-clockwise two full turns each direction.  If the platter feels motion restricted at all in any point, then remove and try again.  Some lightconsistent resistance is normal from the motor.

     

    Replace the c-clip if desired.  If your turntable has a slip mat, place it back on the platter. Your turntable is now ready to play! 



    Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any further questions.
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  • Thank you. I figured it out. It was the rubber band on the spindle. It wasn't far enough down in the groove. Thanks for your help!!
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  • Not a problem, happy to help! Let me know if you have any further questions :).
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