Belt Drive Programmed Turntable (1976)
service manual (en) - gridleakrick
instruction/owners manual (en) - gridleakrick
instruction/owners manual (alt scan) (en) - forekast
cartridge ground strip (en) - forekast
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BIC Belt Drive Turntables
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Submitted by super g
i have had this TT for approx 1 mth. Bought secondhand $145 Aus dollars. I had afew missgivings about this TT after I took it home. Poor sound related to stylus, would not hold speed without turning the pitch control all the way around, stacker didn\'t seem to work. Anyway did the following, ordered a new replacement stylus & red belt. Opened the table and gave a general clean and lube. Turned the centre shaft about 45 degrees to line up with the stacker record support arm. Also found that the plastic circlip on the centre shaft, holding down the platter, had small high points in the middle stopping it from seating properly in the grove of the shaft. This impeded free movement of the platter once the standard spindle was placed over the top and caused speed issues. I filed these high points down. After i had finished all of this, cost about $30, I sat down to listen to some vinyl. What an amazing TT with the Shure M91 and new stylus, all speed issues gone. My go to TT was previously a Rotel RP1000 (a CEC built Jap TT) which I still admire for its simplicity and Japanese robustness. However the M91 cart in the BIC sounds better, it just does. It is perceptible, less shrieking high tones and more balanced. I love the BIC980, the stacker works great. The tonearm adjustments are easy. The table has separate settings for elliptical or round stylus, pitch control that seems to work well. Inside you can see that it is well built and classy. It is rugged and heavy, and in as far a tt\'s go pretty close to bombproof. I would highly reccomend one of these to anyone - Super g.