Simply place the supplied stroboscopic disc directly on the turntable mat. With the player running at 33 1/3 RPM hold the strobe LED directly above the lines to evaluate the speed of the turntable.
How to use the Rega strobe:
• With your turntable rotating and the speed set at 331/3 RPM, place the stroboscopic disc over the
record spindle directly onto your turntable mat.
• Hold the strobe approximately 2-3 centimeters from the lines on the disc.
• If the lines freeze and remain stable, this indicates the turntable is running at the correct speed.
• If the lines on the disc are moving slowly clockwise, this indicates the turntable is running fast.
• If the lines on the disc are moving slowly anticlockwise, this indicates the turntable is running slow.
• TIP: To ensure an accurate reading it is recommended to hold a reference point such as a pencil
tip near the lines during rotation to easily identify if the lines are stable or rotating.
• If your turntable or power supply are adjustable, you can correct the speed of the turntable until the
lines are stable.
• The supplied 9 V battery is pre-installed.
• Advice for non-adjustable Rega turntables: If your turntable is not adjustable, first try a new drive
belt. Drive belts can stretch over time causing minor speed variations. Notable speed variations are
more likely to be mechanical issues. Check the bearing oil in the central hub. If your Rega turntable
uses a steel ball bearing, make sure this is present inside the brass bearing housing (not used on RP8
or RP10). Please contact your Rega dealer or distributor via www.rega.co.uk if you require service or