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Beocenter 2200 becomes a Van der Graaf Generator!

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jimkounter
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jimkounter posted on Mon, Dec 7 2020 10:19 PM

I've just purchased an absolutely beautiful Beocenter 2200 primarily for the form factor and the rather nice turntable.

 

Everything works, even the tape player which is a huge surprise. However, after playing a vinyl album a few times I notice that when I go to pick the disc off the platter I can feel the hair on my arms rise and actually hear the crackling of static electricity.

Clearly something is wrong because I wasn't expecting that much static to be produced and I'm a bit worried that it could flash the rest of the systems electronics.

 

Any pointers as to where I should start looking first?

 

Any help is greatly appreciated!

 

Jim

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Dillen
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Sounds like somebody cleaned off the platters antistatic coating.

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Is this something that can easily be recoated?  Alternatively can I use a slip mat and adjust the mechanism to take account of the added weight on the platter?

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Dillen
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No. The coating is not easily restored.

And no. A slip mat would cause a wrong needle tracking angle.
And record presence and size detection won't work.

Live with it or replace the platter.

Martin

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Could something like this be worth trying first, if you are thinking of changing the platter! (use on the platter not the record of courseBig Smile )

https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/esd-safe-clean-room-treatments-lotions-dispensers/1558184/

It says it is safe for all metals etc.

Stoobie

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