Many older records and some cartridge test records have a band of lines on the outer edge of the label used to check rotational correctness. Of course, that's assuming you live where the electricity is 60 cycles. Put the record on and turn on the turntable motor. Turn on the lights. If the band seems to NOT move, your turntable speed is correct. Also, most cartridge test records have an A440 test tone. If you have a tuning fork and the ability to hear the accuracy you can use that. If you have a friend that is a long time guitar player he likely has a A440 tuning fork and will help you with the check. I hope this helps.
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