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Posted: Nov 19, 2013 - 6:24pm

 swell_sailor wrote:

I finally got around to taking a couple of photos of the turntable I restored last winter as completed. 



 
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Posted: Nov 19, 2013 - 6:07pm

I finally got around to taking a couple of photos of the turntable I restored last winter as completed. 


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Posted: Feb 15, 2012 - 9:14am

 DaveInVA wrote:


For the amount of money you have to spend you will probably not find anything better than what you already have. The belt is easy to change and cheap. In addition to ebay sellers you can look for the belt at these places also:
Vintage-Electronics
Turntable Basics
LPGear
Needle Doctor 
 
I would use the remainder of the $200 to get a decent cartridge to get the best out of the lp's when ripping.
Dave

 

Thanks for your help Dave! Snap, Crackle and Pop!
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Posted: Feb 15, 2012 - 8:19am

 DaveInVA wrote:

Those motors usually just used a piece of teflon sheet with stickum on it for the thrust bearing and once they get damaged or worn it can cause inconsistant speed. The motor regulator/servo could be failing also. Monitor the voltage going to the motor with a dvm and some clips and watch it when it fails it will tell you if its a voltage regulator problem or a servo/motor problem. Those motors were not really meant to be fixed.
 
I suspect it's the motor, only because the platter moves fluidly when spun by hand. That it will come nearly to a stop, with no apparent resistance from the bearing, is very telling. If the speed were only inconsistent, that would be a different story. But when it stops, I could probably get it moving with the touch of a feather. 

So it will probably remain a record cleaning station. That's pretty handy anyway. Keeps me from stressing the ceramic bearing in my Rega.  
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Posted: Feb 15, 2012 - 8:12am

 swell_sailor wrote:
I have an old SL-1500 direct drive. The speed is really inconsistent. Sometimes it nearly slows to a stop. Not much for parts, as the platter is part of the motor. I lubricated the bearing some time ago, although I never got the sense that that was the problem. 

Anyway, I use the thing unplugged for cleaning albums before I play them on my Rega. It lives in the office. It would be nice if it worked. I wouldn't mind having a turntable in the office. But the thing used to belong to my brother, and I think he beat it up pretty good. I suspect I'd be better off finding a clean used table instead of investing in this one.

What do you think Dave? 
 
Those motors usually just used a piece of teflon sheet with stickum on it for the thrust bearing and once they get damaged or worn it can cause inconsistant speed. The motor regulator/servo could be failing also. Monitor the voltage going to the motor with a dvm and some clips and watch it when it fails it will tell you if its a voltage regulator problem or a servo/motor problem. Those motors were not really meant to be fixed.
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Posted: Feb 15, 2012 - 8:06am

I have an old SL-1500 direct drive. The speed is really inconsistent. Sometimes it nearly slows to a stop. Not much for parts, as the platter is part of the motor. I lubricated the bearing some time ago, although I never got the sense that that was the problem. 

Anyway, I use the thing unplugged for cleaning albums before I play them on my Rega. It lives in the office. It would be nice if it worked. I wouldn't mind having a turntable in the office. But the thing used to belong to my brother, and I think he beat it up pretty good. I suspect I'd be better off finding a clean used table instead of investing in this one.

What do you think Dave? 
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Posted: Feb 15, 2012 - 7:49am

 ColdMiser wrote:

Dave, I have a Technics. The problem is the turntable doesn't turn. I took it apart and everything inside seems in tact. It may be the belt as there is a spindle that spins but there isn't anything connected to it. There is an elastic band around the inside of the platter that is broken, so that may be it.

I have a small receiver that I picked up long ago as a spare setup, nothing great but it does have a phono input. I got a USB recording device for christmas that i was planning on hooking up the turntable to.

I have no problem picking up something new instead of trying to repair the old one. I've got about 400 LPs so I guess I'm just a tosser, but it would be great to hear them all again and get them into the i-tunes rotation.
 

For the amount of money you have to spend you will probably not find anything better than what you already have. The belt is easy to change and cheap. In addition to ebay sellers you can look for the belt at these places also:
Vintage-Electronics
Turntable Basics
LPGear
Needle Doctor 
 
I would use the remainder of the $200 to get a decent cartridge to get the best out of the lp's when ripping.
Dave
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Posted: Feb 15, 2012 - 5:27am

 ColdMiser wrote:

Dave, I have a Technics. The problem is the turntable doesn't turn. I took it apart and everything inside seems in tact. It may be the belt as there is a spindle that spins but there isn't anything connected to it. There is an elastic band around the inside of the platter that is broken, so that may be it.

I have a small receiver that I picked up long ago as a spare setup, nothing great but it does have a phono input. I got a USB recording device for christmas that i was planning on hooking up the turntable to.

I have no problem picking up something new instead of trying to repair the old one. I've got about 400 LPs so I guess I'm just a tosser, but it would be great to hear them all again and get them into the i-tunes rotation.
 
There are several sellers on eBay from whom you can get just about any turntable belt - they're usually around $10.00.  Dave probably knows a lot of other sources to get those belts from if you don't want to deal with eBay.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2012 - 4:16am

 DaveInVA wrote:

What kind of turntable do you already have? What kind of cartridge does it have? It may be an easy fix. If you've seen the vinyl play list thread here you know I'm into vinyl a bit. Are you looking for something to rip vinyl to digital or just a nice table for listening to records? Do you have a receiver or preamp with a phono input? If so does it support Moving Coil (MC) or just Moving Magnet (MM). Sorry about all the questions but it will help narrow down what would work best for you.

 
Dave, I have a Technics. The problem is the turntable doesn't turn. I took it apart and everything inside seems in tact. It may be the belt as there is a spindle that spins but there isn't anything connected to it. There is an elastic band around the inside of the platter that is broken, so that may be it.

I have a small receiver that I picked up long ago as a spare setup, nothing great but it does have a phono input. I got a USB recording device for christmas that i was planning on hooking up the turntable to.

I have no problem picking up something new instead of trying to repair the old one. I've got about 400 LPs so I guess I'm just a tosser, but it would be great to hear them all again and get them into the i-tunes rotation.

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Posted: Feb 14, 2012 - 4:56pm

 DaveInVA wrote:

What kind of turntable do you already have? What kind of cartridge does it have? It may be an easy fix. If you've seen the vinyl play list thread here you know I'm into vinyl a bit. Are you looking for something to rip vinyl to digital or just a nice table for listening to records? Do you have a receiver or preamp with a phono input? If so does it support Moving Coil (MC) or just Moving Magnet (MM). Sorry about all the questions but it will help narrow down what would work best for you.

  
I always Scotch-taped a nickel to the tonearm so the needle wouldn't bop up and down and skip and all.  At 13, that was the best easy fix I could come up with.

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Posted: Feb 14, 2012 - 2:52pm

 DaveInVA wrote:
In one of the other forums I hand out in I would be considered just a newbie to it. There if you have less than 10,000 lp's your just a tosser.
  Oh yeah, there are some, uh, 'dedicated' folks in any hobby. I have too many varied interests to get completely crazy on just one...


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Posted: Feb 14, 2012 - 2:17pm

 cc_rider wrote:

Bucking for 'Understatement of the Year'?
 
In one of the other forums I hang out in I would be considered just a newbie to it. There if you have less than 10,000 lp's your just a tosser.


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Posted: Feb 14, 2012 - 2:11pm

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Bucking for 'Understatement of the Year'?
 
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Posted: Feb 14, 2012 - 2:00pm

 DaveInVA wrote:
What kind of turntable do you already have? It may be an easy fix. If you've seen the vinyl play list thread here you know I'm into vinyl a bit.
 
Bucking for 'Understatement of the Year'?

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Posted: Feb 14, 2012 - 1:56pm

 ColdMiser wrote:
I dug my old turntable out of mothballs after 20 years or so and of course it doesn't work so i'm in the market for a new unit. I'm not an audiophile but I'm sure some of you on RP are. What is a good model to get for under $200?
 
What kind of turntable do you already have? What kind of cartridge does it have? It may be an easy fix. If you've seen the vinyl play list thread here you know I'm into vinyl a bit. Are you looking for something to rip vinyl to digital or just a nice table for listening to records? Do you have a receiver or preamp with a phono input? If so does it support Moving Coil (MC) or just Moving Magnet (MM). Sorry about all the questions but it will help narrow down what would work best for you.


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Posted: Feb 14, 2012 - 1:29pm

I dug my old turntable out of mothballs after 20 years or so and of course it doesn't work so i'm in the market for a new unit. I'm not an audiophile but I'm sure some of you on RP are. What is a good model to get for under $200?
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