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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Posted: 26 Sep 2019 12:02
by Javier62
Thanks everyone for your feedback.

As you can see, I need yo improve significantly my knowledge about electrónics!

I decide yo replace the original cerámic cartridge by a new one because stylus is defect and couldn't find replacement. Certainly I didn't search too much as saw MM ones at an affordable price (paid 33 euro for one complete cartridge (including stylus) Rega carbón made.

Now I will try to scrap Internet to try to find the original stylus and reinstall the original cartridge. Will leave the preamp mod for a near future, once have improve my electrónics knowledge.

Any advise about sites where can find this kind of old stylus?

Regarding the initial problem about how to replace the four cables, any clue how to dismantle the tonearm?

I will try to upload some picture later.

Thanks for your support

Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Posted: 26 Sep 2019 16:36
by lenjack
I think it could be done. I don't know how, but I have hears of it being done.

Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Posted: 26 Sep 2019 20:53
by DasherF
"Regarding the initial problem about how to replace the four cables, any clue how to dismantle the tonearm?"

There are several YouTube videos out there...maybe not on your specific model, but scour them thoroughly, looking for older models and looking at yours to see how close the construction may be.
Be careful, but go forward. Get new wire thru a good dealer..I can recommend Needle Doctor here in the Twin Cities. They're good.

Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Posted: 26 Sep 2019 21:36
by circularvibes
Javier, in order for us to tell you where to find a new stylus, we either need a photo of the cartridge or the model number from the cartridge or the original stylus. The original may have been changed over the years and the net isn't showing your model for me.

Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Posted: 26 Sep 2019 22:56
by Javier62
Thanks for your feedback.

After a couple of hours diving into Internet could find finally the original (or at least the installed one) stylus. It's a Fox 168 ZST type.

Ordered also some flexible colored cables, 26 awg size, (silicone covered) and terminals.

I will keep you updated about my progress.

Thanks again for your support.

Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Posted: 26 Sep 2019 23:30
by DasherF
Good work, Javier! If you wish, pics for some of us who'd like to see your progress. :D Good luck with your project.

Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Posted: 17 Oct 2019 19:10
by iShootRAW
A couple of new headshells.

Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Posted: 18 Oct 2019 04:34
by cary114
Auction purchase today a Voice Of Music turntable model 1511-1. this could also go in Cheap Skates and Dumpster Divers category since I got it for $5.
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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Posted: 18 Oct 2019 04:47
by vinyl master
Hmmm...I saw a VoM machine similar to that in my local thrift store a while back, cary...It was dirt cheap, too, and now I wonder if I should have just bought it for fun... :-k

Of course, one can only have so many turntables... 8-[

Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Posted: 18 Oct 2019 12:01
by DasherF
33 and holding...? 8) :lol: =D>
Nice grabs to the previous 2 posters!
Hi, vm! Holding steady at 19, here...I think I'm full, too...

Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Posted: 18 Oct 2019 17:22
by spensar
LOL, a VCR - certainly not looked for, but this 4 head Sony SLV-676UC is pretty slick and interesting and seems to be a TOTL unit. Off to a thrift store to get a couple of tapes and see how well it works.
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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Posted: 18 Oct 2019 17:56
by Tinkaroo
spensar wrote:
18 Oct 2019 17:22
LOL, a VCR - certainly not looked but this 4 head Sony SLV-676UC is pretty slick and interesting and seems to be a TOTL unit. Off to a thrift store to get a couple of tapes and see how well it works.

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That looks like a real beauty. I hope you have a remote for it.

I would recommend HG or SHG (Super High Grade) for taping. The fastest speed will give best results but the SHG will give adequate results on a lower speed.Fuji, Kodak, Maxell etc. are good, avoid crap makes such as Embassy.

Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Posted: 18 Oct 2019 18:05
by spensar
Unfortunately there is no remote, however it is support by Harmony remotes and I have a couple of those. Good tips on the tapes.

Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Posted: 18 Oct 2019 18:53
by lenjack
Many of us, myself included, have a bunch of recorded videotapes, that we may want to watch, and we need a working vcr. I have 2, poorly working ones. I may get one off ebay or a thrift store.

Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Posted: 18 Oct 2019 19:26
by DebsE
Radikal power supply for my LP12.