Reply To: BEOGRAM 5500 Scraping Sound… Any Ideas?

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Well, judging from that photo I’d say the platter rides a bit too low – at least at the left side (facing the camera).
Bring it up 1-1,5 mm at the left and perhaps also at the rear leaf spring and let us know how it works out.

Actually, a very low platter setting has often caused wow.
Reason: A 12″ record is a larger diameter than the platter and the wow comes when the record touches the
surrounding surface – gradually increasing as the tonearm and carriage move inwards, shifting the center of gravity. First tracks play fine, later tracks not.
The solution is to tighten up the suspension a little at the left/rear.

Don’t overdo.
Make sure the subchassis is still able to move freely.