If it’s a turntable, there’s no way to change the speed. With a record player, you can either use a needle with a different size tip (the tip is the part that touches the record) or move your tonearm so that it’s closer to or further from the platter (the spinning platform).
The simplest way to adjust the pitch of your turntable is to use a 45-to-33 rpm adapter. This device lets you play 45s at 33 rpm and 33s at 45 rpm. If you have records in both formats, this is an easy way to make sure they sound right when played on your turntable.
Another option: changing your cartridge, which houses the stylus (needle). Cartridges come in different sizes and are labeled accordingly. For example, if you have a Shure cartridge, you can buy an upgrade kit for about $50 that includes everything needed for installation except for tools. The kit comes with detailed instructions and diagrams that show exactly how everything fits together. It should take less than 30 minutes to install one of these kits.
Last modified: November 26, 2022