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MCS 6205 = TECHNIC's what # or......

Postby torskdoc » 30 Sep 2008 20:47

I've got a 26 year old MCS Series Model 6205 Turntable that was bought for me as a present by my wife. Nothing wrong with it. However I would like to know what series Technics it's closest to, so I can pull a service manual and do a cleaning and lube.

To me it's a toss up between a BD-21 and a BD-3.

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Postby lini » 30 Sep 2008 23:18

Larry: Hmmm - got a pic, maybe? The only MCS model I've ever seen is the 6502, and that one is probably most comparable to the Technics SL-23.

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Postby torskdoc » 01 Oct 2008 04:07

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Sorry Got my math wrong. Got it Oct 1985. Which makes it 23 years old.
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Postby lini » 01 Oct 2008 04:21

Considering that the strobe light is already moved to the left side on the 6205, I'd say the Technics original should be the SL-BD33.

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Postby WmAx » 01 Oct 2008 09:53

Does this turntable in the picture have the substantial cast aluminum plinth like the Technics SL-1200MKII-MKV or Sl-Q2/SL-Q3?

Or is it just silver painted plastic?

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Postby torskdoc » 01 Oct 2008 14:46

WmAx wrote:Does this turntable in the picture have the substantial cast aluminum plinth like the Technics SL-1200MKII-MKV or Sl-Q2/SL-Q3?

Or is it just silver painted plastic?

-Chris


Chris: It's Plastic, with the mechanism bolted to the underside of the plinth. Changed the belt 3 years ago. Got 2 while I was at it. The only thing I don't like about it is that it has a pretty fair amount of harmonic feedback even with the speakers across the room. Have to turn the bass all the way down. It's NOT 60 cycle hum either. As long as I don't "crank it up" it's fine. The AT Cartridge took some of the feedback out as opposed to the original P23 Technics cartridge. It may be the plinth is harmonically "critical" at low frequencies.

lini: The SL-33BD pretty much matches what I have with the exception of the strobe lens. On the MCS it's below the top of the plinth, and the technic's is above. Also the Technics has lip or a ridge on the front edge just above the controls with the control surface at a shallower angle. The MCS has a bevel of about 20* from the front edge to the top as the control surface. Other than that I'd say they were identical.

The mystery is pretty much solved. Thanks a lot guys.

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