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    I need a tech near Raleigh NC who can fix my Phase Linear 8000 turntable

    The Quartz lock light stays illuminated regardless of platter speed, and the platter speed is off. Playing a CD or cassette version of the same record, and the record is noticeably slower. I don't want to ship the turntable, and I don't have the knowledge or the test gear to diagnose it myself. Is there any way I can get this fixed locally?

    Charles.

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    Should be a speed control adjustment inside, probably the speed control board needs to be recapped or possibly bearing lubed
    "I really can't begin to describe what happens at that frequency when you hit that SPL, but it's serious. We saw a mouse stagger out of a crack in the concrete floor and die"
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    There is an adjustment inside, but it doesn't do anything appreciable. There is a long and complicated procedure for checking the operation of the quartz lock circuitry, which requires a scope and a logic probe. I don't have either, nor do I know how to use them. So I need someone who I can pay some money and get back a fixed turntable. I know when it's beyond my capabilities.

    Charles.

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    Oh my! How much money ya got laying around?? I have a good friend that has the Pioneer version and, he's thrown hundreds at it with a local tech getting it right. THEY do NOT like to be MOVED, even from one side of the room to the other, the footers can get compressed over the years and the arm control do-hickies can wear, then you have all sorts of electronic boards that need looked after...how attatched to it are you?

    It was my buddies first super nice TT, so he didn't mind spending tons of money on it. I wish you luck finding someone competent in your area to get it right, personally, I'd look for something else, break it for parts if it's in good cosmetic shape, there's some money there for the dust cover, platter, base and arm components. Search evilbay for completed auctions for parts...as far as I know, the Pioneer 1000A was identical and all parts could be swapped.

    Sorry for being Debbie Downer CC, IMHO, it's not worth the $$'s as it sits.
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    It's only a linear tracker, get a priest and see if they are pinned to the ceiling like George C. Scott.
    Nothing is misguided to it's creators, only the recipients who didn't want the expectation ruined for them.

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    Getting more serious now, if the PLL is similar to that of PL-610/630 it needs periodic cleaning and parts replacements but William Peter Blatty did NOT design it.
    Nothing is misguided to it's creators, only the recipients who didn't want the expectation ruined for them.

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    Charles, you might give Michael at Brit Audio a call and see if he knows anyone locally. He's into phono gear and might know a local tech.

    http://www.britaudio.com/contact.html

    I was talking with Ed at Vintage Audio in Jamestown, NC (Greensboro) and he mentioned that he'd found a new tech in Greensboro that he's using some. Says he's expensive but pretty good. There's no telling if that tech has ANY turntable experience. Might be worth a couple of phone calls.

    http://www.vintageaudioexchange.com/contact-us

    I agree with previous comments about parting that table out on eBay. You can likely make enough from the parts to pay for a very nice reliable table, that will last you for years. Sometimes we just have to cut and run.

    Good Luck

    Randy

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    No can do. This turntable has been in my family since new. It was my uncle's. He bought it new along with a Series II 700 and 3500, and I've inherited them. I'm not parting the table out. It likely needs a new bias oscillator. I've not had any troubles with this table other than the platter speed. The tracking, lead in, lead out, and elevation all work flawlessly.

    Charles.

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    PM oldphaser (Ed), his buddy Dean who used to run Phasetek should be able to fix it
    "I really can't begin to describe what happens at that frequency when you hit that SPL, but it's serious. We saw a mouse stagger out of a crack in the concrete floor and die"
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWOPLwhiffer View Post
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    PM oldphaser (Ed), his buddy Dean who used to run Phasetek should be able to fix it
    Ed and Dean went thru my Phase 8000 table. Only way to go period. You may be able to borrow the shipping fixtures needed
    from Dean in advance before shipping it off to him. Very important !
    It will be worth it in the long run. These tables are amazing when set up correctly.

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