a couple of turntable restorations

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Re: a couple of turntable restorations

Unread post by Nigel » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:02 am

Beautiful but surely you should not be storing your LP's like that?
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Re: a couple of turntable restorations

Unread post by Vinyl-ant » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:59 am

Why not
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Re: a couple of turntable restorations

Unread post by keepitsimplestupid » Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:20 am

Because they'll get rim warp.

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Re: a couple of turntable restorations

Unread post by Vinyl-ant » Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:31 am

Ok
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Benedict audio hothead mm phono stage with borrowed LDA ha1 mc stepup
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modified Philips cd371
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fane 15" sb speakers
BTE designs balanced power supply

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Re: a couple of turntable restorations

Unread post by Vinyl-ant » Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:08 pm

Got the deck up and running this afternoon
I've fitted a captive lead to this one to avoid messing with Paul's (it's owner, I can't afford one of these!) original wiring ect, other than to attach a new earth to the motor. This is then run to a block connector on the captive lead. Obviously an iec could be fitted if someone wanted that, but it's got to go back to Paul exactly as it arrived so soldering up sockets is out.
I'm running an at440mlb in the audiomods arm as its a cart I know well and it's close to to 150s in the lenco and the jvc so I have a fairly solid baseline to asses the sound quality
I've tried Paul's original Garrard mat and a Cork and nitrile mat, the Garrard one is better.
I'm rather pleased with the sound, it sounds like a really nice 301. Which it is.
What I mean is that the plinth doesn't seem to be causing any ill effects.
The famous Garrard expressive bottom end is all there and is nice and tight not on the cusp of getting out of control. My old 401 in an acrylic skeletal plinth I built always had a barely surpressed quality to it which this doesn't. It has control.
It's also nice and quiet, bugger all rumble is getting through, probably more than Paul's slate plinth, but it's quiet enough for me not to be focused on it.
It seems pretty good top to bottom, I'm not familiar with the audiomods arm yet, but It seems pretty blameless in all respects, I can't hear anything that is bugging me.

Of course, Paul may hear things artifacts that aren't there with his slate plinth, its very unlikely to be on the same level as that is.

OH and this thing is very very dynamic.... Forgot how good the Garrards are in this respect

I'll add some pics shortly, it's pretty promising so far
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Benedict audio hothead mm phono stage with borrowed LDA ha1 mc stepup
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PASS F5 dual mono Power amp
modified Philips cd371
Squeezebox classic
fane 15" sb speakers
BTE designs balanced power supply

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Re: a couple of turntable restorations

Unread post by Vinyl-ant » Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:22 pm

BTE designs type 2 lenco, Audio Technica AT1100 dynavector dv20a2 (his), JVC QL-Y5F HANA sl (hers)
Benedict audio hothead mm phono stage with borrowed LDA ha1 mc stepup
BTE designs type 1 custom Khozmo shunt build passive pre
PASS F5 dual mono Power amp
modified Philips cd371
Squeezebox classic
fane 15" sb speakers
BTE designs balanced power supply

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Re: a couple of turntable restorations

Unread post by Vinyl-ant » Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:02 pm

after getting told off for storing records incorrectly, I've rectified that. Made a storage unit type thing for the ones that are out which also allows me to set up 3 decks. Just made from scrap mdf i had stored. nothing special, just routed out grooves for the shelves to fit into, and corner braced with 4" triangles to stop it racking when weight is applied. Dug out my trusty slate slab for the top. makes for interesting deck comparisons :mrgreen:

ImageHiFi corner by anthony cresswell, on Flickr

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Benedict audio hothead mm phono stage with borrowed LDA ha1 mc stepup
BTE designs type 1 custom Khozmo shunt build passive pre
PASS F5 dual mono Power amp
modified Philips cd371
Squeezebox classic
fane 15" sb speakers
BTE designs balanced power supply

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Re: a couple of turntable restorations

Unread post by Vinyl-ant » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:12 pm

lenco no 7 came back for some alterations a few weeks ago, namely to fit an uprated bearing. Its one from lencoheaven i think, and is about the same size as a 301 bearing. So is huge compared to the normal one.
as such it required some work. The plinth had to be built up to accommodate it, those who were here the other week when paul picked up his deck saw it looking sorry for itsself partway through this. now machined and completely re veneered, this is the result.

ImageLenco by anthony cresswell, on Flickr

s'abit big as you can see next to a normal one, lenco no 0

ImageLenco by anthony cresswell, on Flickr

Not quite finished yet, it needs finishing wax to the cherry veneer and various bits fixing down ect, took some doing to get it to look right
BTE designs type 2 lenco, Audio Technica AT1100 dynavector dv20a2 (his), JVC QL-Y5F HANA sl (hers)
Benedict audio hothead mm phono stage with borrowed LDA ha1 mc stepup
BTE designs type 1 custom Khozmo shunt build passive pre
PASS F5 dual mono Power amp
modified Philips cd371
Squeezebox classic
fane 15" sb speakers
BTE designs balanced power supply

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Re: a couple of turntable restorations

Unread post by scotty38 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:53 pm

Very smart, some lovely turntables popping up just lately!

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Re: a couple of turntable restorations

Unread post by Latteman » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:31 pm

Such a transformation from last week - the deep plinth looks great
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