Another JVC QL-F4 Direct-Drive Turntable Repair

This is the second JVC QL-F4 direct-drive turntable with speed control issues I've repaired recently. Come with me as I resolve the problem. The JVC QL-F4 is a great direct-drive deck, perfect for someone stepping up from a belt-drive or lower-tier DD. They actually have stellar wow and flutter figures, really low for an affordable deck like this. Best of all, people don't know about them so they are a cheap little secret :) You…

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JVC JL-F45 Direct-Drive Turntable Service & Repair

I've just finished servicing yet another direct drive deck I'd never seen before - a JVC JL-F45 - what a cool machine! I was surprised by the weight and overall build quality of this lovely direct-drive turntable. The JVC JL-F45 is a fully automatic direct-drive deck. For those who don't know, fully automatic means that the tonearm is controlled by the turntable, not by you. You should not, as long as the deck is functioning correctly,…

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