I tried to remove the platter in order to replace the belt replacement belts of many sizes can be bought from a store in the city where I live. However, this proved to be more difficult than I expected: the platter does not come off. Probably there is some trick to loosen the platter which I do not know. I downloaded a service manual for the Rotel RP from the Vinyl Engine website great site, definitely recommended , but that manual also does not indicate how one should remove the platter.
Does anyone of the DIYaudio community have a clue? I feel stupid. Thanks in advance for any advice you may have! Best regards and best wishes for the New Year , Aren van Waarde aka arensattic. More options. A blast from the past To remove the platter: 1. Lift the platter as far as you can evenly and insert a couple of shims opposite each other under the platter at the edges.
Then using a heavy-ish piece of wood, tap the bearing center gently! If it doesn't, 2: Buy a can of freezer-spray from your local electronics store and spray the metal center with it and try 1. If this doesn't work, you might have to get physical I always liked it. And a happy new year to you too! Last edited: pm. Max Headroom Banned. Remove the rubber mat, revealing two holes. Using forefinger and thumb, lift patter and give the center spindle a sharp tap with end of screwdriver handle.
Voila, platter is free. To temporarily get the TT going, cut a section out of the belt and using superglue, carefully join the cut ends of the belt. Measure the diameter of the underside of the platter where the belt runs. Also measure the width of the belt. These are the dimensions of the TT belt size that you require. Did not think of a friction fit or tapered axis thought I might have to remove a screw or something else at the bottom of the player but could not find anything.
Thanks also for the advice for buying the right kind of belt I knew this, but it is good to have the mind refreshed! Best regards, Aren. Greetings people this the only thread dedicated to Rotel RP I've got an offer from professional seller of vintage gear in my country for this item, fitted with AT 95 head. Turntable is marketed as mechanically pristine, checked and you know blah, blah The arm also looks pretty good.
The feet on mine were missing, so I put some 2" Sorbothane hemispheres on that I happened to have on hand. I also put a thick Pioneer PL mat on it these are very good mats BTW because the original was brittle and cracked. Both sounded very good, the Ortofon being more to my taste. Just for reference, I restore vintage turntables as a hobby and have owned about IMHO, the Rotel is a very good one!
Put a good cartridge on and enjoy! Messages: Location: UK. I don't think you'll be be disappointed, it's a good sounding, solid, well made deck. Back in the day it had a very favourable review by the Hi-Fi Choice magazine. The UK hi-fi media didn't think much of Japanese budget decks back then and I think they were surprised by how good the rp was. I've never heard a modern entry level deck, but my gut feeling is the rp will noticeably better any of them.
I had the same arm on my Rotel rp but upgraded to a RB What's nice about the stock arm on the rp is it has the added advantage of VTA adjustment, something the rp stock arm lacks. Might be a good idea to clean and relube the main bearing easy to do and get a new belt. Last edited: Apr 5, Got it home, installed new belt, installed my Grado Prestige Gold, lubed the main bearing and away I went. I'm listening to albums that I am very familiar with, and I'm noticing improvements everywhere.
Vocals are great, background vocals are more present, but the real eye-opener is the difference in the accuracy of the low end. Bass guitar and bass drum actually sound separate now! So glad I spent the big bucks 30 of 'em on this fella. Here it is.
I just took a few quickly so the quality is not the best. As you can see, I also polished the platter. Messages: Nice looking deck. I like Rotels very much. Listening to one now. Messages: 6, Location: london, uk. Definitely a bargain. I later had an rp in my possession mated to the standard ate it shipped with..
Hope you enjoy that rp These Rotels do deserve a good wall shelf if that is an option Keep the plinth away from external vibrations and line the cartridge up meticulously to Baerwald null points..
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It is a solid turntable with a very good arm and stable speed. If you can find a good used one, buy it, replace the belt, install a decent cartridge, and. The Rotel RP is a 2-speed, belt-driven, manual turntable system with straight tonearm. Specifications. Motor: 4-pole hysteresis synchronous motor. Drive. BELT-DRIVE STEREO TURNTABLE RP (V/V) on the upper side of the unit, and check to be sure the selector is set to the voltage of your area.