I should adopt this Yamaha YP-600?

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I should adopt this Yamaha YP-600?

Post by hotmetal007 » 20 Feb 2019 16:54

Hi guys, a friend give me this for free, and i wnat to know if this is a turntable to keep or pass, is worth to upgrade the cartridge? is a belt drive turntable.

I google it, some amazing words appears "A high-end belt drive type player developed for maniacs and finished like a mania favorite" by "audio-heritage"

pro´s

is working :D
no skating :D
heavy platter :D
very stable speed :D
electronics looks fine there is no signal of damage :D
hinges works nice :D
the motor is very very quite.
its free :D

con´s
need a re-painting :C to look gorgeus
need a new acrilyc cover :C is broken but the Yamaha logo is intact
the yamaha cartrigde headshield is not the original, buy say Yamaha
sound is not clear i ear some "Crackle" noise, but probably is just dust on the record, or the cheap cartrigde
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should looks like this U.U
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thanks guys :F
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Re: I should adopt this Yamaha YP-600?

Post by Vinylfreak86 » 20 Feb 2019 20:20

Looks good to me. I would buy it, restoring things is fun. But yes, you need Help with electronics if something is wrong there, cosmetical things can be done by yourself. Original dustcover is hard to find second-hand in excellent condition, but someone is producing them for Micro-seiki turntables in Germany. I belive that this one is Micro seiki, if I see how a dustcover is made at the end, the same like on my Siemens. Screwed together with metal plates.
These days I had work with this thing. Have bought new lid hinges, because old had deteriorated, but they didn`t pass on dustcover, because of different design. Had to cut them to make them like the old ones to be screwed on a lid with metal plates on one side. Now thing looks like new.:)

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Re: I should adopt this Yamaha YP-600?

Post by Alec124c41 » 20 Feb 2019 21:32

That's a keeper. :)

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Re: I should adopt this Yamaha YP-600?

Post by nat » 21 Feb 2019 00:38

Clean the thing (with nothing stronger than dish detergent) before assuming you need to do radical things like repainting. A cracked dustcover is still probably functional and may even look good - its hard to see any crack in the posted pictures so its not possible to know.
That's a nice table and that cheap cartridge isn't bad at all - quite the reverse. The Yamaha headshells are better looking and probably better sounding than that generic headshell, and if you want to spend money on the table, that would be a good place to start.

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Re: I should adopt this Yamaha YP-600?

Post by vinyl master » 21 Feb 2019 03:40

In other words...KEEP IT, FIX IT AND ENJOY IT! =D>

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Re: I should adopt this Yamaha YP-600?

Post by 62vauxhall » 21 Feb 2019 04:06

Yeah, no kidding keep it.

All the cons you list are not dire - biggest expense would be getting a new lid replicated. That and a new cartridge - me no care for AT.

One of that same model was in a local online auction - no preview available so you takes your chances. I was going to bid but it topped $300 - might have even been closer to $400.

EDIT: And if it's not 100% beautiful - who cares? Nothing wrong with battle scars.

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Re: I should adopt this Yamaha YP-600?

Post by circularvibes » 21 Feb 2019 04:58

It needs love, but who doesn't? Do you have the love to give it? If so, grab it!

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Re: I should adopt this Yamaha YP-600?

Post by Vinylfreak86 » 21 Feb 2019 12:08

According to the dustcover, if it is not broken, it is okay. What I did on my turntable lid is next: first I polished it with a quality car polishing paste, then I wash it with water and still polishing it that way with remains of a paste and water. In the next step I used window cleaner and cloth and cleaned it more times this way. The end result is very good. Did deep scrathes dissapear? No, but they became practically unvisible, you have to seriously search for them with a light. At first sight dustcover looks like new. And this is enough for a home unit.:)

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Re: I should adopt this Yamaha YP-600?

Post by hotmetal007 » 22 Feb 2019 14:20

the dust cover is broken looks :C
but, thanks guys im gone keep it

do you think this NAGAOKA MP-110 MM will be nice?
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Re: I should adopt this Yamaha YP-600?

Post by Alec124c41 » 22 Feb 2019 17:19

There is a solvent that will run into those cracks, and make them almost invisible. I think it is carbon trichloride.
Do NOT use superglue. It makes a mess.

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Re: I should adopt this Yamaha YP-600?

Post by hotmetal007 » 22 Feb 2019 23:15

Alec124c41 wrote:
22 Feb 2019 17:19
There is a solvent that will run into those cracks, and make them almost invisible. I think it is carbon trichloride.
Do NOT use superglue. It makes a mess.

Cheers,
Alec
I do not know if I can buy that stuff on my country, i use chloroform to paste acrylic but i dont know :V

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Re: I should adopt this Yamaha YP-600?

Post by hotmetal007 » 22 Feb 2019 23:43

look this guy works even with the logo on top, i think worth the money
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i know other guy who can use thermo-form to make dust cover but is more expensive :V

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Re: I should adopt this Yamaha YP-600?

Post by Alec124c41 » 23 Feb 2019 03:35

hotmetal007 wrote:
22 Feb 2019 23:15
Alec124c41 wrote:
22 Feb 2019 17:19
There is a solvent that will run into those cracks, and make them almost invisible. I think it is carbon trichloride.
Do NOT use superglue. It makes a mess.

Cheers,
Alec
I do not know if I can buy that stuff on my country, i use chloroform to paste acrylic but i dont know :V
That is the right stuff.

Cheers,
Alec

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