I answer to this user in the Forum, as he posted this question here before sending me (and others, I guess....) a private mail that is simply a copy-and-paste of this message.
I don't know what has been 'wired' to convert the frequency to use this 927 at home: if it is an 'inverter'
, why are the capacitors still there? Anyway changing them is easy, a pack of original replacements are available from the German EMT specialists.
IMHO, I have no certainty that this is a genuine 927D. The centre spindle is not what I had on mine (the original one is quite 'thin', 5 mm to allow for a precise centering of the vynil grooves: see a similar item fitted on a 927F at http://www.stefanopasini.it/EMT_index_927.htm
) and this can be fitted on any 927, as the glass platter. The screwed-on chassis plate means little or nothing to us, as the number of this pre-1961 machine is not listed in today's EMT archives. The only original engraving is '927st'.
Looking at the pics give me some more food for thought. Fitting a non-original tonearm, intead of its original Ortofon (the ONLY tonearm for this series of 927), compromises quite seriously the sound quality of what could be a great turntable. Moreover, using it as it rests on its lower metal 'utility' frame furtherly degrades its sound: the instructions for every idler-wheel EMT recommends suspending it in an appropriate custom-made console, resting on four rubber corners provided under the four corners of the main (grey) chassis.
I suspect that this 927st, in the present conditions, sounds more or less like a 938, and surely not better than a good 124.
I would be very curious to see what a R37 is, and there is NO 'R82'....