This morning i have set about changing the top plate and the baring in my techie 1210... i though it was going to be really difficult, but it was actually pretty easy.
i had the top bit blasted and sprayed by a local company who does a lot for my mates bmw motorsport company, the finish isn't perfect, but... it was free... i didn't even have to pay for the paint ... happy days!!
here is where i started
took off the platter and the plastic shield underneath
disconnected all the cables and undid all the screws
removed the old bearing and took out the pcb/motor - fitted the bearing
transferred and fitted it into blue top plate
that was the bit i was most concerned about done...
next i took the base off and removed the arm
i dont need this switch, it dont do squat since the was put in
removed switch pcb and put it in to blue top bit
same for pitch fader and stylus light
fitted the arm
reassembled the rest of the tt
A kind of blue techie with mike new bearing complete
this seemed remarkably appropriate!
so, how does it sound... well... very very nice!.. im thinking that the improvment in sound must be at least 95% blue top plate and 5% mike new
i do think it really is a damn shame that the only bit of the mike new that is visible is that little bit a dark metal poking out the top... that really is a pretty amazing bit of kit... and its gold... it would match my oc9 really well!
in reality .. it does sound very good indeed, but its a brand new cart and brand new phono pre.. so im holding off babbling about it for now... im going to let it settle for a few weeks... i am so far though very very impressed
for those who don't know me, possibly most people here, i am a very happy customer of ...
i have his psu, isonoe feet and oc9 from him, his recommended mat, a jelco 250 i bought off martin (who just replaced it with a dynavector)a mike new bearing,.. and a bruil weight