Fully restored Dual 1264

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mgl99
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Fully restored Dual 1264

Post by mgl99 » 12 Feb 2020 17:33

Here are the pics I promised of my Dual 1264 after restoration. It originally had a cheap AT cartridge of the P-mount variety. I chose to remove the P-mount and install a new Shure m97xe standard 1/2" mount cartridge. This, of course, made a world of difference. After completely removing and replacing all of the old linkage lubricant, installation of a new drive belt, and subsequent adjustments to the service manual guidance, this is now one truly nice TT!

The rotation speed stays rock solid once you've dialed it in. Since this TT has multi-play "stack" operation if you install the multi-play spindle, the dust cover is higher than a normal single play TT. I have never had any interested in that aspect of many TTs of the time, since I value my albums too much to have them dropping on top of each other. The single play spindle was the only one used by the previous owner, and will be the only one I will ever use. The interesting thing is that due to the taller dust cover, this turntable can be played with the dust cover closed. The top of the cover is more than far enough away from the cartridge and tone arm, that there is no static electrical interference when playing a record with the cover closed.

Please let me know what you guys think.
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Re: Fully restored Dual 1264

Post by musicmn » 12 Feb 2020 19:09

Hi nice job =D> . Not one of the easier Dual's to service because of the multi play/ single play feature there are a lot of extra parts in the mechanism to remove and clean . If you can get one of these working and playing correctly you will find the lower models to be a lot easier to service. :)

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Re: Fully restored Dual 1264

Post by mgl99 » 13 Feb 2020 00:24

The reason I purchased this one was that I wanted to refurb a belt drive that had promise. I've refurbished at least a dozen TTs (or more). Most have been Technics or Dual direct drive.

I was very pleasantly surprised at how quiet and precise this TT is. The Shure cartridge sounds good on this deck.

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Re: Fully restored Dual 1264

Post by lbls1 » 13 Feb 2020 02:11

It looks to be a younger version of my 1246, but with the ULM tonearm, and a pmount cartridge. Very nice.

Edit: I was using the single album spindle for awhile, but I later picked up the AW3 changing spindle which should have come with my craft. Its a nice device which gives me a little freedom to change records without getting up. It reminds me of days long past when I used to play records on my mom's console.

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Re: Fully restored Dual 1264

Post by spensar » 13 Feb 2020 05:41

Nice job, looks like new.

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Re: Fully restored Dual 1264

Post by Doug G. » 13 Feb 2020 06:56

I see a fingerprint on the cue lever.

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Re: Fully restored Dual 1264

Post by mgl99 » 13 Feb 2020 20:42

Thanks guys for the comments. I've currently got this TT feeding a Marantz 2270. Now on to the next project, a Dual 701.

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Re: Fully restored Dual 1264

Post by bhuston » 15 Feb 2020 01:44

Looks surrealistically like my 1257. Good job, ready for another 37 years.

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Re: Fully restored Dual 1264

Post by vinyl master » 15 Feb 2020 02:32

Awesome Dual there, mgl99!! 8) =D> Make sure to mention it here, too, if you haven't...

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