Cheap-Skates & Dumpster Diver's Club

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Japi Roelofs
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Re: Cheap-Skates & Dumpster Diver's Club

Post by Japi Roelofs » 24 Sep 2019 11:09

Nice score on those Duals Spensar! Interesting plinths and dust covers too. Especially the cover on the 1019: it looks quite modern because it's clear (instead of the usual smoky brown of that period) and relatively flat. Do you think it's original?

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Re: Cheap-Skates & Dumpster Diver's Club

Post by spensar » 24 Sep 2019 19:33

Japi Roelofs wrote:
24 Sep 2019 11:09
Interesting plinths and dust covers too. Especially the cover on the 1019: it looks quite modern because it's clear (instead of the usual smoky brown of that period) and relatively flat. Do you think it's original?
I'm not sure but the 1019 cover does not feel right and is a bit odd for a 1019 from 1966. On the other hand, I got it from the owner's son and it was the family's turntable so it has not changed hands until now, but who knows if the kids cracked the original, etc. I took a picture against a white background to show that there is some tint. It is also very light weight compared to the 1009 - the plexi width is 2.5mm on the 1019 and 4mm on the 1019. For height it is only 7cm high vs. almost 10 for the 1009.

The 1019 plinth is different as well, with the wide black insert - there is a bit of residue center front, so that may have been a badge. I am thinking this might have been a store specific setup as I recall Dualcan had said Noresco brought Duals into Canada and had the covers and plinths made here. The 1009 plinth I have seen before in 1019 pictures and I do like the solid wood veneer. That is going definitely to end up with the 1019. The veneer is in good shape, what would you treat it with to spruce it up? I was thinking a clear Howard's restor-a-finish but that may be more than is needed.
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Re: Cheap-Skates & Dumpster Diver's Club

Post by Japi Roelofs » 24 Sep 2019 20:06

I personally like the clear(er) dust cover. The massive smoky brown covers were a trend sometime I guess, and they can look nice but the combination of a wooden plinth and the smoky cover is a bit too much for my taste.

Yes the plinth for the 1009 looks nice. I usually clean the wood with some fine steel wool soaked in white spirit. But I'm not a woodworker in any way, and I've read somewhere online that people advise against this, as tiny metal fractures might stick to the wood and start to rust. I have no idea if this is true though.
Once clean, a light sanding might be necessary. I then finish with a coat of wax oil to give it a shine. Again I have no idea if this is the best finish, I just use it because I found a can of the stuff somewhere cheap.

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Re: Cheap-Skates & Dumpster Diver's Club

Post by spensar » 24 Sep 2019 20:27

What brand of wax oil do you use? It is likely different than here but I am interested in checking the specs and equivalent here. Agree on the clearer colour, the table certainly pops better.

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Re: Cheap-Skates & Dumpster Diver's Club

Post by Japi Roelofs » 24 Sep 2019 21:02

It's called 'Bruynzeel Wax Olie'. Probably not the best stuff to use, as it's intended for use on wooden floors :D
It's also discontinued, so I can't find much information on it...

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Post by spensar » 24 Sep 2019 21:33

LOL. Definitely not a brand at my Home Hardware store. Cannot complain about the results, your rehabs look great.

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Re: Cheap-Skates & Dumpster Diver's Club

Post by Adamo0926 » 10 Oct 2019 03:58

This is from a bunch of equipment that my friend was able to get out of a condo. He was able to take it because nobody else was taking the stuff and it probably all would have been chucked out when the condo was cleaned out. The guy who lived in the place pretty much became a hoarder of stuff before he shed his mortal coil....

So here is the first piece that I just dropped off at the shop to be evaluated.....price from the estate.....free (can't beat that).

Kenwood KD-500 turntable with a Grace G-714 tonearm fitted with a Fidelity Research FR-1 MK3F cartridge. We have not decided what to do with this yet, keep or sell. That will depend on how much work needs to be done to get it back to close to 100%....
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Post by spensar » 10 Oct 2019 04:59

"So here is the first piece...." :shock: :shock: :shock: Wow, glad you guys saved it. Is there more of this quality??

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Post by vinyl master » 10 Oct 2019 06:20

Please tell me there is more of this kind of stuff, adamo...If that is your first piece, I'm dying to know what the second and third pieces must be! =P~ =D>

Orrr...In other words...

Ummm...Yes, that is a keeper...What else ya got??? :-k :wink:

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Re: Cheap-Skates & Dumpster Diver's Club

Post by Adamo0926 » 10 Oct 2019 17:41

vinyl master wrote:
10 Oct 2019 06:20
Please tell me there is more of this kind of stuff, adamo...If that is your first piece, I'm dying to know what the second and third pieces must be! =P~ =D>

Orrr...In other words...

Ummm...Yes, that is a keeper...What else ya got??? :-k :wink:
I'll get a list......I know another piece is a McIntosh integrated amp.....but I can't remember the model number right now

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Re: Cheap-Skates & Dumpster Diver's Club

Post by spensar » 16 Oct 2019 00:17

A wicked NOS headshell find. 5 Thoren wands, 4 with alignment guages and bag of screws and spacers, couple of Technics and a Micro Seiki. All NOS, one Thorens is missing a finger lift though. From what I have read the Micro is pretty well unobtainable these days, so maybe I will find a good deal on a table without the headshell :mrgreen:
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Post by LN Cree » 26 Oct 2019 13:06

Wow more nice stuff and as cheap as “here take it or we’ll just toss it” makes it even sweeter. To take it a bit further i answered an ad for a used Sony PS-X6 for free. Since i was the first to respond the guy agreed. He told me the speed is off and the auto engage and return don’t work good. Well i just got it home and fired it up and whaddya think? The auto part is indeed a bit wacky but the speed is dead nuts! I figure just a bit of TLC on the auto mechanism and it’ll be just dandy. Add a good cartridge and voila. A nice full auto player as backup, well 2nd backup.
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Re: Cheap-Skates & Dumpster Diver's Club

Post by spensar » 26 Oct 2019 14:11

Nice table, and it even still has the original headshell to boot. The auto engage is often just a case of cleaning up and replacing old lubricant that has gone stiff.

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Post by vinyl master » 26 Oct 2019 14:54

Very nice pick there, LN Cree, and who's gonna argue with the price of...FREE! Definitely some TLC and a little elbow grease and otherwise and your Sony should be singing again! :D

Download the manuals here, too, if you haven't...

https://www.vinylengine.com/library/Sony/ps-x6.shtml

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Re: Cheap-Skates & Dumpster Diver's Club

Post by E41877 » 04 Nov 2019 00:09

My latest find is this clean Yamaha Natural Sound CR-1020 receiver in near mint condition. This beauty is large and heavy. I picked it up at a yard sale yesterday for $50. The gentleman who sold it to me was the original owner. He said it worked great the last time he used it. He hooked up some cheap small speakers he had and only tried the tuner. It worked, but had the normal scratchy buttons. Some deoxit should take care of it. I haven’t had a chance to hook it up yet, but am looking forward to it.
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