SL-Q2 dust cover replacement (D2 or Q200?)

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SL-Q2 dust cover replacement (D2 or Q200?)

Post by jazon » 10 Feb 2019 14:28

I have an SL-Q2 without dustcover and recently came across a couple of other turntables a D2 and a Q200 that I want ti try and see if they will fit on the Q2. I've read that the D2 should fit but will the Q200?

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Re: SL-Q2 dust cover replacement (D2 or Q200?)

Post by Chiltern » 10 Feb 2019 19:06

D2 should fit, I don't think that the Q200 has enough height to clear your tonearm.

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Re: SL-Q2 dust cover replacement (D2 or Q200?)

Post by jazon » 11 Feb 2019 20:04

thanks. now the guy wants more money for the D2..

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Re: SL-Q2 dust cover replacement (D2 or Q200?)

Post by jazon » 12 Feb 2019 04:05

Chiltern wrote:
10 Feb 2019 19:06
D2 should fit, I don't think that the Q200 has enough height to clear your tonearm.

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Could I just take the hinges off the d2 and use them on the q2? Are they the same?

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Re: SL-Q2 dust cover replacement (D2 or Q200?)

Post by jazon » 15 Feb 2019 20:07

so i got the D2 and the dustcover is in great condition, actually the entire turntable looks very clean almost new. looks like i can use the hinges from the D2 on the Q2 but the only problem i have now is the D2 doesn't hold the hinges in a with a screw but the Q2 does so I have no screws and no idea what size they are or what to do about that.

Am I correct in assuming the Q2 is the better turntable? I could just use the D2 instead of the Q2 I suppose but it does lack the Quartz.

Actually it looks like the hinges probably aren't a match. The hole in them doesn't seem to line up the screw hole in the back of the Q2..

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Re: SL-Q2 dust cover replacement (D2 or Q200?)

Post by jazon » 15 Feb 2019 21:51

I've read someone say on ebay that these hinges should fit the Q2. Can anyone confirm? Check the link below to see what they look like. Thanks.

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/1c/97/3b ... dd3f71.jpg

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Re: SL-Q2 dust cover replacement (D2 or Q200?)

Post by Chiltern » 16 Feb 2019 00:57

The Q2 decks of mine have a die cast alloy chassis, the D2, IIRC is plastic. That may be different in the US/Canada. Q2 has a later design arm, more like (but not the same) as a SL1200.

Pictured hinges from a Q2 (Q3 & Q33)
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Re: SL-Q2 dust cover replacement (D2 or Q200?)

Post by jazon » 02 Mar 2019 20:49

thanks the hinges from the d2 look slightly different but i can't try them anyways because i have no screws and don't know the size of screw required. oh well. at least i can have a dust cover and just take it off when using the turntable.

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