The majority of
electrical problems that we see at True Point Audio are with the
AC motor drive units of the PT Too, PT Export and the LPT, but
recently we have seen an increase in the DC motor drive
systems like the PT1,
the Tarantella and Anniversary
failing. It would appear that time is taking its toll.
The problem with these systems rarely
lies with the motor, but is in most cases a problem with the PCB
overheating due the components degrading and eventually burning
Repairing the PCB's on any of the AC
type PT turntables is hit and miss and we can end up with
varying degrees of success; this is mainly due to the damaged
components not being available to the original specifications.
Unfortunately, we quite often find that
the 33.3 RPM can be repaired and will run at the correct speed,
but the 45 RPM will not.
We would typically charge approx' £200.00
for the PCB repair. Any work undertaken would be after giving
you an estimate of the proposed repair.
A far better result is had if the
turntable is converted from an AC to a DC system, or if it is
already DC, then replace your old DC system with a more modern,
reliable and accurate system.