Dual 1219/ 1229/ 1229Q Appreciation Thread

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Re: Dual 1219/ 1229/ 1229Q Appreciation Thread

Post by Tinkaroo » 06 Dec 2016 10:20

DualSpinsMyVinyl wrote:Love my 1219. Bought it new 46 years ago. I service it regularly and it repays me faithfully with its uncompromising quality of sound reproduction. I have a direct drive linier tracking turntable by Technics that sounds excellent, however I find that I return to the 1219 when I do really serious listening. I just like the sound from the 1219 better.
Those are the kind of stories that warm the heart and are testimony to how well built these machines are! =D>

I don't think there are many things which last so long and bring so much pleasure in return for just a tiny bit of TLC.

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Re: Dual 1219/ 1229/ 1229Q Appreciation Thread

Post by Tinkaroo » 06 Dec 2016 10:22

Kyluckyman wrote:I am the proud owner of a 1229 that I got from jdjohn earlier this year and a 1219 recently fully and impecably restored by our very own dualcan!

I have owned the 1219 for many years. It came from Ebay and required a parts table to get it running. It worked great until last Summer and I got in over my head trying to fix it.

Now it runs like new, is dead silent and looks great.

I will send my 1228 out to Klaus next year for spa treatment. That table with a M91 or 93 ed cart will be a gift for my daughter for graduation from MTSU. I will get a new dust cover made for it though.
We would love to see a photo of one of your babies if you would be so kind as to share one!
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Post by Kyluckyman » 06 Dec 2016 18:36

Here you go! It is a cold blustery day here in Kentucky. I like the way the light is falling on the tables.
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Post by jdjohn » 06 Dec 2016 20:09

Lookin' good, Bob! Do those leather mats work well for you?

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Re: Dual 1219/ 1229/ 1229Q Appreciation Thread

Post by Kyluckyman » 06 Dec 2016 20:52

I like them. I use a weight when playing records and it seems to work well as a system.

For carts, the 1229 is running a Shure M97xe w stock stylus. The 1219 is fitted with a Shure V15 Type II cart and a non SAS JICO stylus.

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Post by DualSpinsMyVinyl » 06 Dec 2016 22:53

Here are couple of images of my 1219 on a simple custom plinth I whipped up while I was in the military, making my own was less expensive at the time.
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Re: Dual 1219/ 1229/ 1229Q Appreciation Thread

Post by Tinkaroo » 09 Dec 2016 10:20

Those are some really beautiful 1219 and 1229 turntables you guys have shared with us! 8)

It's pretty amazing how well these turntables still work after 40-45 years, and repay the little bit of TLC in spades by faithfully playing our records.

It's great to see some original owners as well as those turntables that have been rescued and given a new lease on life by their proud owners. :mrgreen:

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Post by 4Play » 11 Dec 2016 22:06

I am a proud owner of a Dual 1219 I purchased from Bill @ Fix My Dual. I contacted a woodworker friend in Indiana to make me a plinth. I also contacted Jay @ JMK Displays to make a dustcover for my 1219.

http://i1075.photobucket.com/albums/w43 ... kbohbp.jpg

She will always be with me until the end.

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Re: Dual 1219/ 1229/ 1229Q Appreciation Thread

Post by Kyluckyman » 12 Dec 2016 06:34

4Play,hat looks simply awesome! That looks so modern! What cart have you got on it?

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Re: Dual 1219/ 1229/ 1229Q Appreciation Thread

Post by thomasb98908 » 12 Dec 2016 10:10

Those are some very impressive Dual TT's and loving the home made plinths. I've had my Dual 1219 since I bought it new (on Guam) back in 1972. Its still going strong and the only turntable that I own. Never needed anything else. Still using the Shure V15 type II that I bought with it and its still going strong. Love my Dual.
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Post by Tinkaroo » 12 Dec 2016 14:59

More truly beautiful looking turntables guys! 8)

I'm glad I got my 1229Q when I did since all of these particular models seem to be getting harder and harder to find recently.

You guys who bought them new many years ago were smart investors. How many things can stand up so well over decades of use and still perform so well?

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Re: Dual 1219/ 1229/ 1229Q Appreciation Thread

Post by ren2112 » 12 Dec 2016 17:10

My 1229 baby.....brought to life but the Maesto...Klaus
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Re: Dual 1219/ 1229/ 1229Q Appreciation Thread

Post by dualcan » 12 Dec 2016 18:21

Hi Tink,
You guys who bought them new many years ago were smart investors. How many things can stand up so well over decades of use and still perform so well?
....only our old Maytag washer and dryer.
Just as old and still going strong- Samsung anyone :mrgreen: ???...
Regards,
k

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Re: Dual 1219/ 1229/ 1229Q Appreciation Thread

Post by Japi Roelofs » 12 Dec 2016 21:43

How do you guys align your cartridge?

I don't have the plastic overhang gauge, so I made a protractor using Conrad Hoffmans program. I ended up using Lofgren B alignment, effective length 222 mm, spindle to pivot 202 mm, overhang 20 mm, offset angle 25.3°.

There doesn't seem to be a definitive pivot to spindle distance, I have searched online and found conflicting numbers. I settled for the 202 mm, does anyone use a different method?

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Re: Dual 1219/ 1229/ 1229Q Appreciation Thread

Post by Kyluckyman » 12 Dec 2016 23:25

I use a plastic gauge I got off eBay. It works pretty well.

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