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Denon SL-100

Postby patsim » 02 Dec 2017 11:38

Hi All

New to the forum and looking for help with a turntable from the 80s (i think).

The front of the deck says "Automatic Player SL-100". The serial number 1510374.

I am looking for a manual.
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Re: Denon SL-100

Postby Dimal » 02 Dec 2017 15:24

Any chance of photos and maybe more specific details?

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Re: Denon SL-100

Postby patsim » 02 Dec 2017 22:38

Mal -here are some pics. There is a green 'reject' button on the right and 2 buttons on the left for selecting 45 and 33rpm. Its a belt drive.
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denon sl-100 tone arm
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denon sl-100 front. Text says "Automatic Player SL-100"
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Re: Denon SL-100

Postby Dimal » 03 Dec 2017 14:28

I'm sorry mate... :-(

Have never come across that TT in my travels, so can't help you I'm afraid.
Someone else may come along who knows about them.

What is wrong with it exactly?

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Re: Denon SL-100

Postby patsim » 03 Dec 2017 23:44

I've found it difficult to track down, thats for sure Mal. There are 3 problems:
1. the sound for the right speaker is not coming through. I opened the unit up and found a loose wire for the right AV plug. Re-soldered it but still not working.
2. The gasket between the counterweight and the tone arm has perished. I have replaced it with a piece of pencil so that the arm it works but it is not ideal.
3. The arm tends to skate. I guess that has a lot to do with the counter weight issue
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Re: Denon SL-100

Postby Dimal » 05 Dec 2017 08:24

With regard to the "skating" issue, have you set the tracking force using a scale under the stylus or based on the markings of the counterweight after zeroing it? Plenty of inexpensive tracking force gauges to be had if you do a search on eBay for example, and it is the preferred method to use.

Have you traced the "continuity" of the conductors all the way from the cartridge to the RCA Sockets at the back. Might be another bad or loose connection in there somewhere... :wink:

With regard to the Tonearm/Counterweight damping compound, if that is what you're referring to, I don't think there is a lot you can do about that to be honest. It may be possible to remove all the old material and replace it with a sleeve of something similar but I'm not sure where you would obtain the material to do it. It would also be quite tricky to do too, I think.

It may be possible to pick up a used Tonearm in good nick, not necessarily exactly the same but at least with an identical Spindle to Centre Pivot dimension that you could then fit in place of the original unit. It may become a bit of a project turntable... :)

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Re: Denon SL-100

Postby patsim » 05 Dec 2017 14:27

Mal - thanks for taking the time to walk me thru this. I'll give all your ideas a go
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