fiddlefye wrote: EdAInWestOC wrote:
Contact Peter Noerbeck at PBN Audio http://www.pbnaudio.com/
Peter rebuilds Denon turntables and places them in custom plinths. It may not end up being cheap but you will end up with a turntable that you will treasure for the rest of your life.
Ed, that is exactly
what I did! Wonderful fellow to deal with. The drive will be heading home Monday with a new main chip, all caps and transistors replaced, the bearing serviced and new foam between the platters - basically as close to a brand new machine as one could find. The cosmetics on the unit as as-new so it really is like getting a new deck.
I didn't think the cost was at all unreasonable for the work done and given I got the table for a really good price in the first place the overall cost will still be less than a lot of unrestored units are selling for these days. Peter's reimagined Denon-based tables are gorgeous and I'd love to see (and hear) one "in the flesh".
I'm glad it worked out for you...
If you don't mind another recommendation. Peter makes a phono preamp that is outstanding. He makes very expensive ones and then one that is more reasonable and direct to buyer pricing.
The phono preamp is the Liberty Audio B2B-1. If you like Peter's work on your turntable, you will adore his phono preamp. I have owned the B2B-1 for 2 years now and it is the quietest phono preamp I have ever heard.
Quiet is the name of the game in phono preamps and Peter's B2B-1 is an all class A, all FET preamp that is outstanding from every aspect. It is quiet, neutral, extremely dynamic and stunning.
The B2B-1 would demande over $5000 if it were sold through normal channels but it is sold direct to consumers. Michael Fremer has it listed as one of the best phono preamps in its class. Very, very highly recommended.
Peter is justifiably proud of the B2B-1. If you are in the market for a phono preamp it is more than worth your time. Don't let the $2000 price tag cloud your thinking. It is much, much better than its asking price.