Dual 1219/ 1229/ 1229Q Appreciation Thread

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Re: Dual 1219/ 1229/ 1229Q Appreciation Thread

Post by sam08861 » 28 Mar 2017 03:52

Posting some pics, just so the guys in the 1019 thread don't get to have all the fun.
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An my favorite stylus.
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Re: Dual 1219/ 1229/ 1229Q Appreciation Thread

Post by ren2112 » 28 Mar 2017 13:25

Reason 199 why I admire my 1229.
Can listen to the box set without getting up too many times and spilling my beer. =D> :lol:
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Reason 200 why I admire my 1229
I hope this shows the warp on the records. they are from a box set and other than the warp are very clean. The 1229 plays them without any distortion. [-X =D> =D>
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Re: Dual 1219/ 1229/ 1229Q Appreciation Thread

Post by Tinkaroo » 28 Mar 2017 15:44

Some really great photos guys! 8)

Also two of the best cartridges from Shure for sure.

I really love the Fisher receiver. =D>

My Dad was a big Bing Crosby fan, and those Readers Digest sets are pretty good.

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Re: Dual 1219/ 1229/ 1229Q Appreciation Thread

Post by Japi Roelofs » 28 Mar 2017 21:21

There's a 'new in box' Dual 1219 for sale right now on a Dutch website (Marktplaats, a mix between Ebay and Craigslist). How often do you see one of those?

Pictures show the tags on the tonearm and transport screws are still present.

http://www.marktplaats.nl/a/audio-tv-en ... e=lr&pos=2

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Re: Dual 1219/ 1229/ 1229Q Appreciation Thread

Post by Straker62 » 17 Apr 2017 15:24

One of the many reasons why I admire my Dual 1219 is to have the opportunity to change quickly from a cartridge to another one, thanks to interchangeable sled TK system. Obviously I really love the sound quality delivered by this turntable (especially with the Acutex M312 III STR), and also its automatic functions.
I'm sparing the money to purchase an HE stylus for the D105ED (alias M95ED) now fitted with an aftermarket Nagaoka Stylus: I like the tonal balance of both the Shures, but at the moment they can't compete with the beautiful soundstage and instruments separation delivered by Acutex 312.
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Re: Dual 1219/ 1229/ 1229Q Appreciation Thread

Post by Tinkaroo » 17 Apr 2017 15:52

Straker62 wrote:One of the many reasons why I admire my Dual 1219 is to have the opportunity to change quickly from a cartridge to another one, thanks to interchangeable sled TK system. Obviously I really love the sound quality delivered by this turntable (especially with the Acutex M312 III STR), and also its automatic functions.
I'm sparing the money to purchase an HE stylus for the D105ED (alias M95ED) now fitted with an aftermarket Nagaoka Stylus: I like the tonal balance of both the Shures, but at the moment they can't compete with the beautiful soundstage and instruments separation delivered by Acutex 312.
Yes, I agree that is one of the fun things we can do with our Dual turntables! 8)

I also have the DM103 M-E cartridge you have depicted which is basically the tried and true Shure M91ED fixed and aligned in a Dual headshell.

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Re: Dual 1219/ 1229/ 1229Q Appreciation Thread

Post by daydayy » 19 Apr 2017 17:12

This is my 1229. I was sitting on a shelf in a local record shop. They were asking $50 because it didn't work and was missing the headshell and cartridge. They let me have it for $30. I took it all apart and restored it to good working condition. I also bought a Shure v15 type III cartridge, a Jico SAS stylus, and a conical stylus for stacking 45's. What a beautiful machine I now have! The music really sings and it has become my everyday player.

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Re: Dual 1219/ 1229/ 1229Q Appreciation Thread

Post by Tinkaroo » 19 Apr 2017 18:22

That is a really gorgeous looking 1229! 8)

A timeless classic by any standard. Thanks for sharing the great photos of it.

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Re: Dual 1219/ 1229/ 1229Q Appreciation Thread

Post by daydayy » 19 Apr 2017 19:47

Thank you. I couldn't have brought it back to life without vinylengine.com!

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Re: Dual 1219/ 1229/ 1229Q Appreciation Thread

Post by bguzman » 20 Apr 2017 02:59

I agree with what Tinkaroo said, that is one beautiful TT. You did a fantastic job. =D>

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Re: Dual 1219/ 1229/ 1229Q Appreciation Thread

Post by DSJR » 20 Apr 2017 10:58

The 1229 was the first Dual I really ever knew and one day, I'll get my poo together, sell the other Duals except the 701 and get another 1229. So glad these pages are helping people to invest in one, restore it carefully and then to their surprise and delight (I think) discover just how good at getting *the music* off records they are, making it all worthwhile.

Before you add record weights and so on, may I suggest packing up the record label area so the records don't sag in the middle? I use the foam rings that come with stacks of recordable CD's or DVD's and find it helps a bit. A 1.5mm cork mat on top of this may improve record support too.

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Re: Dual 1219/ 1229/ 1229Q Appreciation Thread

Post by Tinkaroo » 21 Apr 2017 15:40

Just a word of caution to any owners of one of these turntables is to check the rubber sleeve that holds the two small ball bearing for the single/multi switch.

I just replaced mine on my 1229 with one I got from Don and the old one just broke apart in pieces since it got so brittle with age. If it breaks on it's own then major damage can be done to the tonearm dearing ring.

If you are doing any servicing or happen to be looking under the chassis then look for any signs of cracking of the rubber. Better to spend a few bucks for a new sleeve than risk a much more complicated and expensive repair later.

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Re: Dual 1219/ 1229/ 1229Q Appreciation Thread

Post by wino007 » 14 Jul 2017 00:11

Got any pics / direction for viewing the sleeve - not sure what to be looking for? Thx!!

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Re: Dual 1219/ 1229/ 1229Q Appreciation Thread

Post by dualcan » 14 Jul 2017 01:32

Hi,
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Re: Dual 1219/ 1229/ 1229Q Appreciation Thread

Post by rogcz » 07 Aug 2017 19:37

Brought home my first 1229 yesterday and tried it out on my system. It did not have the stacker but that was not an issue for me.
All controls work easily, mind you I have not tried moving the selector off the single play position.
I do need to hook up a ground wire, the buzz or hum disappears once the needle drops.
The cart that came with it is a Shure M44E with a new stylus. That has a 9.5mv output
As far as the previous owner knew, this table has never been cleaned and relubed.
I see the Dual Doctor is about an hour's drive from me.
Opinions on as to whether I should take this in for preemptive servicing, attempt a strip and relube myself or just leave it as is ?
What cart would be better for this unit? It will be playing thru a Technics SU-V9. I have an Ortofon 2M Red, a Grado Prestige Red and a Stanton 500DJ series with a new stylus to choose from. Or something else ?

Thanks
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