Pro-Ject Perspective

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Pro-Ject Perspective

Post by cacmanjr » 08 Oct 2019 22:21

Few Questions about my Pro-Ject Perspective.
1. Lost the transport screws. Anybody know what size they are or how I can replace them?.
2. The tonearm needs to be rewired. Is it something I can do myself or do I need the experts?
3. Silicon damping fluid cup is empty (bought it used so I don't know if it ever had the fluid). What is the correct fluid?

Obviously I am a novice here so any help will be well appreciated.

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Re: Pro-Ject Perspective

Post by Mr Pig » 09 Oct 2019 22:50

Ask ProJect for replacement screws. They are very helpful and I'm sure they will sort that out for you.

How hard rewiring an arm is depends on how skilled you are. Why does it need rewired? Having someone else do it would not be cheap.

The damping fluid I have no idea. I have never used a turntable with damping fluid. I would imagine there is no correct weight of fluid and it would be something you can vary to suit your tastes.

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Re: Pro-Ject Perspective

Post by cacmanjr » 09 Oct 2019 23:06

Thanks, Mr. Pig. I appreciate your thoughts. I have tried to contact Pro-Ject via email and they have not responded so far. I purchased the tonearm wiring and will give it a try. It doesn't look too complicated. If I can't do it I will look for a Pro-Ject dealer with a service department. Thanks again!

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Re: Pro-Ject Perspective

Post by Mr Pig » 09 Oct 2019 23:23

I doubt that ProJect would rewire the arm. Few manufacturers will do things like that. Their suggestion would be to replace the arm.

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Re: Pro-Ject Perspective

Post by cacmanjr » 09 Oct 2019 23:57

Funny you should say that, Mr Pig. I have been looking at replacing the 9 arm with a 9cc Evolution arm. Would that be a decent upgrade?

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Re: Pro-Ject Perspective

Post by Mr Pig » 10 Oct 2019 14:01

I don't know. I like the ProJect unipivot arms but all of the arms I've had I my trotters have been the budget ones. Most of which are crap! Certainly, if it's a choice between paying someone to rewire the arm and buying a new one a new arm is worth considering.

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Re: Pro-Ject Perspective

Post by cacmanjr » 10 Oct 2019 14:23

Thanks again, Mr. Pig. I think I'm going to slow down and try to evaluate the situation further.

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Re: Pro-Ject Perspective

Post by Henley » 14 Oct 2019 17:02

Mr Pig wrote:
09 Oct 2019 23:23
I doubt that ProJect would rewire the arm. Few manufacturers will do things like that. Their suggestion would be to replace the arm.
Absolutely wrong. An arm rewire costs around £50.00 https://www.henleyaudio.co.uk/Turntable-Servicing

Pro-Ject design their models so that almost anything is replaceable at a minimal cost.

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Post by Henley » 14 Oct 2019 17:03

cacmanjr wrote:
09 Oct 2019 23:06
Thanks, Mr. Pig. I appreciate your thoughts. I have tried to contact Pro-Ject via email and they have not responded so far. I purchased the tonearm wiring and will give it a try. It doesn't look too complicated. If I can't do it I will look for a Pro-Ject dealer with a service department. Thanks again!
Sumiko handle Pro-Ject in the USA and they will be happy to help.

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Re: Pro-Ject Perspective

Post by cacmanjr » 14 Oct 2019 20:10

Working with a Pro-Ject dealer on getting the job done.

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Re: Pro-Ject Perspective

Post by Mr Pig » 16 Oct 2019 18:56

Henley wrote:
14 Oct 2019 17:02
Absolutely wrong. An arm rewire costs around £50.00
That's impressive. Not just the cost but the fact that you do that at all. Whether it makes sense is still going to depend on which arm it is. Add the cost of postage and the fact that you can get some money back on the faulty arm by selling it on eBay then it only stacks up for the better arms.

But still great you can get it done, and at such a reasonable price.

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Re: Pro-Ject Perspective

Post by cacmanjr » 16 Oct 2019 21:30

I purchased a used Pro-Ject 9CC Evolution arm and installed it today. Waiting on a Sumiko Blue Point No2 to go with it. Hopefully we are on a roll now! I have the aluminum 9 arm, the 80, 95 and 120 gram counterweights and a new tonearm wiring kit for sale if anyone is interested.

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Re: Pro-Ject Perspective

Post by willboy » 17 Oct 2019 09:55

Very interesting, look forward to hear your findings.

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Re: Pro-Ject Perspective

Post by willboy » 17 Oct 2019 09:58

Henley wrote:
14 Oct 2019 17:02
Absolutely wrong. An arm rewire costs around £50.00 https://www.henleyaudio.co.uk/Turntable-Servicing

Pro-Ject design their models so that almost anything is replaceable at a minimal cost.
That's good to know, especially with my clumsy arthritic mitts. Reasonably priced too.

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Re: Pro-Ject Perspective

Post by Mr Pig » 17 Oct 2019 10:29

willboy wrote:
17 Oct 2019 09:58
That's good to know, especially with my clumsy arthritic mitts. Reasonably priced too.
All of their parts are reasonably priced and their distributor is very helpful. If you need a part you can just mail them and they'll do their best to get it for you.

One of the coolest things about them is that the supply a wide range of tonearms as replacement parts. Not just the better arms but the ones on budget decks too. Pretty handy as cheap Linn geometry arms are not that easy to find. Most of the older armsd are selling for too much in my opinion, probably for that reason. So if you've got a old deck that needs an arm you can buy a brand new one from ProJect!

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