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Can you still play hidden tracks if the tonearm is fully automatic?

Frosty125

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Hello, I've read some reviews on players with automatic tone arms that don't play hidden songs at the end of a piece of vinyl. Some of my records have hidden tracks where there can be a large gap at the end of an album till the hidden song. I've never owned a player with a fully automatic tone arm and was looking at the Sony PS-LX310BT. Can you set the arm manually to play them?
 

DCarmi

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I think you are talking about the run-off groove. Some albums will record short messages and or repeat notes in there e.g. Peter Gabriel 2 (Scratch).

Check the manual which will be available on-line. Is it possible and is it worth worrying about? Doubt it in most cases!
 

Gray

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It's just possible that Sony might have an internal adjustment by which the lift point could be delayed - even that might not be enough though.
Seems a manual deck is by far your best option.
 

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