Newbie DP 45F

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Steve17
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Newbie DP 45F

Post by Steve17 » 26 Feb 2018 02:39

New to forum. Hopefully I can get some Help. I bought a DP 45f at a Goodwill store last week for $8.00 :D . It is missing the platter and mat, and I, in my infinite wisdom and haste (with hands shaking from excitement) closed the trunk lid and cracked the dust cover. I am hoping that someone can direct me to some websites that may have such items. I am abysmally ignorant about all of this an also wonder if any of the DP product lines are compatible with the DP 45f. Any Help at all would be extremely appreciated.

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Re: Newbie DP 45F

Post by EdAInWestOC » 09 Mar 2018 13:33

Obtaining a new dust cover for that turntable is almost as difficult as finding a new platter. I am not aware of anyone who has one for sale. Perhaps your best bet is to find another 45F and use parts from that table to fix yours.

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Re: Newbie DP 45F

Post by Legrace » 09 Mar 2018 15:00

Can go here for a solution to at least one of those two problems:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-CLEAR-ACRY ... 0487632127

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Re: Newbie DP 45F

Post by audiopile » 09 Mar 2018 17:50

This is a very nice table -I'd suggest posting want to buy on this forum and other ol' audio forums. Folks do parts out these machines occasionally. If you buy a platter recognize it's a platter and a important half of the speed control system. Before buying a platter - make sure the inner edge of the lip of the platter still has a intact magnetic stripe -sorta grey /brownish material along the entire inner edge. This needs to be left alone -don't clean or polish. I'd go back to the thrift with several pics/diagrams with your contact info on them - and beg the manager to post these in the sort area - they could come across it inside some other piece of furniture or packing from the same estate ? Do this NOW -before it becomes overwhelming likely that the platter has been tossed into the recyling bin. I once "lost" the outer platter of my LP-12 for 5 years because it had been packed (not by me) inside another piece of furniture.

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Re: Newbie DP 45F

Post by Steve17 » 09 Mar 2018 23:32

I appreciate all the info. Legrace, I saw the cover you mentioned, but I am on a fixed income (not to mention a notorious cheapskate) and trying to do this with as little expenditure as possible. $140.00 is out of the question if I want to even think about anything else for it. audiopile, That is a good idea. I hadn't thought of that. I will do that today. Not much hope, but you never know. And EdAInWestOC, I am on the lookout for a donor TT even as I type. Thanks to all for great ideas.

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Re: Newbie DP 45F

Post by vinyl master » 10 Mar 2018 02:50

You've got one fine turntable there, Steve17...Even if you have to save a bit for some nice accoutrements for her, she's ABSOLUTELY worth it! =D>

Since she was $8.00, maybe you could show a few pics (even sans cover, if you like) in our thread here...

viewtopic.php?f=85&t=88346

Then again, if you did show the cover, too, maybe we could recommend trying some of these ideas...

viewtopic.php?f=37&t=77483
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=79719
viewtopic.php?f=37&t=89977&start=15

Be very gentle with it from now on, because you want to keep it looking good, and it IS a thing of beauty! 8)

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Re: Newbie DP 45F

Post by Steve17 » 10 Mar 2018 22:07

Thanks so much vinylmaster. Just the type of info that I was looking for. I will try to post some pics later next week.

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