Well I couldn't just leave it sitting there...

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Well I couldn't just leave it sitting there...

Post by amagasakii » 14 Dec 2019 04:22

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Found it sitting in the electronics testing section -- somebody else didn't want it, I guess!

I don't need another turntable, but when they show up at Value Village in this condition, it'd be a crime to leave it there to be stripped and tossed around until it ends up in the landfill.

It needs cleaning and re-lubing. The start/stop linkage is jammed and someone's forced the switch (which is probably how it ended up being donated). It also runs exactly 6% slow and the motor's a bit louder than I'd expect; I assume these are related. :) The lid has a crack I'll repair.

Love how compact it is in the CS base, and love that the only thing it's missing is the 45 RPM adapter. There's even a branded Shure 5X stylus installed that doesn't look too out-of-sorts to the naked eye.

And yes, $39.99 is a lot from a thrift store, but not around these parts. ;)

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Re: Well I couldn't just leave it sitting there...

Post by Ripvanvinyl » 14 Dec 2019 04:45

Let us know how the restoration goes.

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Re: Well I couldn't just leave it sitting there...

Post by banerjba » 14 Dec 2019 04:59

Lovely, cannot quite see model, 1225? I still have my 40 plus year old 1228

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Re: Well I couldn't just leave it sitting there...

Post by amagasakii » 14 Dec 2019 05:14

Oh jeez, yeah, I should've pointed that out! It's a CS-1225, packaged with the turntable, plastic plinth, TK-120 and lid.

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Re: Well I couldn't just leave it sitting there...

Post by spensar » 14 Dec 2019 06:06

VV here it would be $60! M75 cartridge?

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Re: Well I couldn't just leave it sitting there...

Post by DSJR » 14 Dec 2019 11:29

Ah bless... God luck sorting it out. You'll be amazed (granny sucking eggs here) how capable that simpler tonearm is as well.

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Re: Well I couldn't just leave it sitting there...

Post by vinyl master » 14 Dec 2019 13:17

I feel the same way about my 1226, amagasakii...$40 is not too much, considering I paid $45 for mine...These Duals can be quite capable of good performance and are definitely worth the time to restore them...If you don't have Don's Dual kit (member mrow2) and PDF guide, you owe it to yourself to contact him by PM and see what he has that might help you in your endeavors...His kits (feat. some Alvania grease, a steuerpimpel or two, etc.) are reasonably priced and the cost helps him to keep making these kits for all the Dual newbies out there! =D>

I think you were just in the right place at the right time and it was the right price! No one else but you could've rescued her! And I do think you may have to investigate that thrift store a little more often...If I ever found a Dual at one of these places, it would be one I would go back to over and over again, because usually where you see THAT kind of stuff, MORE will follow...Just a word to the wise, my friend... :wink:

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Post by vinyl master » 14 Dec 2019 17:35

Oh...and you should add your two cents here, too, if you haven't... :wink:

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Post by lenjack » 14 Dec 2019 19:10

"Well I couldn't just leave it sitting there..."

Did it follow you out the door? :) :lol: :roll: #-o

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Post by vinyl master » 14 Dec 2019 22:46

lenjack wrote:
14 Dec 2019 19:10
"Well I couldn't just leave it sitting there..."

Did it follow you out the door? :) :lol: :roll: #-o
Well, that's usually what lost puppies do... :roll: :lol:

Of course, I've had many of them follow me home, so I know whereof I speak! #-o

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Re: Well I couldn't just leave it sitting there...

Post by DSJR » 15 Dec 2019 13:25

Not so many from this era in the UK - the 505 series was when it really took off in the UK.

My rebuilt/bodged 1214 (with 1216 platter) never fails to amaze me how basically good it is and the 1225 looks to be similar (with similar 1214 non-cast two piece platter?). With good motor and idler, this baby Dual will give the top 'desirable' models something to think about sonically I reckon.

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Re: Well I couldn't just leave it sitting there...

Post by amagasakii » 17 Dec 2019 05:36

spensar wrote:
14 Dec 2019 06:06
VV here it would be $60! M75 cartridge?
Our Value Village has decided that all turntables are $39.99, whether it's this well-sorted Dual or a Lloyd's BSR. M75 cartridge. Tested it out on my 521 and it sounds pretty good.
DSJR wrote:
14 Dec 2019 11:29
Ah bless... God luck sorting it out. You'll be amazed (granny sucking eggs here) how capable that simpler tonearm is as well.
Well the 65B is fixed and now I'm bored ;)
vinyl master wrote:
14 Dec 2019 13:17
I think you were just in the right place at the right time and it was the right price! No one else but you could've rescued her! And I do think you may have to investigate that thrift store a little more often...If I ever found a Dual at one of these places, it would be one I would go back to over and over again, because usually where you see THAT kind of stuff, MORE will follow...Just a word to the wise, my friend... :wink:
I'm glad I was the rescuer, but I guarantee this is the nicest thing to show up there in years!
lenjack wrote:
14 Dec 2019 19:10
Did it follow you out the door? :) :lol: :roll: #-o
That's absolutely my excuse and I'm sticking to it. :D

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Re: Well I couldn't just leave it sitting there...

Post by amagasakii » 17 Dec 2019 05:40

I haven't had a chance to really get into it, but a cursory inspection of the internals over the weekend looks promising. Looks like it's never been touched.
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Re: Well I couldn't just leave it sitting there...

Post by T68 » 17 Dec 2019 05:58

Great find there!
The 1225 will always have a special place in my ticker. Was the turntable that got me back into listening to records again last year.
It's a great sounding little b****r. Have since given it to my son who's really enjoying it, playing mostly jazz records.

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Re: Well I couldn't just leave it sitting there...

Post by amagasakii » 18 Dec 2019 03:59

T68 wrote:
17 Dec 2019 05:58
Great find there!
The 1225 will always have a special place in my ticker. Was the turntable that got me back into listening to records again last year.
It's a great sounding little b****r. Have since given it to my son who's really enjoying it, playing mostly jazz records.
I'm looking forward to getting it working properly. Manual start works and automatic return is fine so— fingers crossed— minimal maintenance required. Fixed the slow motor; service manual pointed out the handy adjustment screw for the pitch knob. Still need to oil the motor.

The Zero 100 in your profile pic is bittersweet! A few weeks ago a complete one (plinth, lid, spindles, etc.) showed up on Craigslist for $30. I got one reply from the guy saying "Sure, come get it!" and then radio silence for a few days before "Sorry sold it for more." :roll:

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