How did you end up with a Dual?

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Re: How did you end up with a Dual?

Post by DasherF » 04 May 2019 01:31

That'll teach her! 8) :lol: #-o I know, not YOUR girl, but hey, do it for your friend! =D>
With what I read, gurss and fear (my own fear, BTB), it looks to be an easy one, also. I have a stuck speed selector on my 1218 that probably needs some surgical maneuvers, too. Let us know how it turns out (...aaand I will do the same...)!

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Re: How did you end up with a Dual?

Post by webcorner » 20 Jun 2019 04:21

While searching for some lps during a local yard sale i asked if there were any records for sale. The kind gentleman informed me that he did but didn't have them out - lucky for me! Within a week or two - can't remember, i returned and bought about 40 or 50 lps. He then asked if i was interested in a turntable. I was, but didn't have enough cash at the time so i made another trip about a week later. It was a Dual CS621 in really nice shape :o) I am just now getting ready to start some maintenance on it. It runs fine but the arm doesn't return. Will have to check with a service manual first. I have been using a DD Technics for years now and i am curious as to the sound comparison. Needs a new cartridge too.

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Re: How did you end up with a Dual?

Post by DasherF » 20 Jun 2019 04:49

Yes, indeed, lucky for you on bot

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Re: How did you end up with a Dual?

Post by DasherF » 20 Jun 2019 04:55

Yes, indeed, lucky for you on both counts! I'm kicking myself for passing up on a Dual 6xx (don't remember the rest of the number, just the 6...) at a record store that has audio equipment. Didn't have the funds at the moment.
I read about the 600's. They seem to be more fine Duals. Love mine!

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Re: How did you end up with a Dual?

Post by ricksbsa » 23 Jun 2019 21:41

I bought a 1219 while in the service and just bought this 1229 on e-bay friday.
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Re: How did you end up with a Dual?

Post by DasherF » 24 Jun 2019 00:07

Rick... sweet lookin' thang! Do you still have the 1219 [-o< ?

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Re: How did you end up with a Dual?

Post by justin_havu » 27 Jun 2019 20:03

Got a 1264 from a local record store a few blocks down from where I live. Upgraded from an Onkyo CP-1011F.
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Re: How did you end up with a Dual?

Post by caius_1987 » 01 Jul 2019 10:40

I knew about them for a really long time. By chance I bought and restored one because the price was incredible. Now I have three: the p1010sv which I use everyday and love, the p51 and the 1214 cs 12 with magnetic cart. I would never go back to anything else, these were built like tanks, quality materials and precise engineering.
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Re: How did you end up with a Dual?

Post by stuckinthe70s » 07 Jul 2019 07:10

This is a fun story. I have 3 duals, a 1019, 1214 and 1229. In ’06 or ‘07(can’t remember exactly) a coworker brought me a newspaper clipping of a classified ad for an auction. This was an auction for the contents of a local camera and audio store that had been in business from the 60’s until he closed sometime in the 90’s. Apparently the remaining inventory had been stored ever since. One of the things in the ad was “dual turntables”. So the following Saturday, off I went.

I got to the sale and was completely blown away by how much new old stuff was there, it was like walking into a time capsule! There were Dual turntables in unopened boxes, sitting in stacks. They were mostly 1214’s and 1216’s, but I did find a 1229 in an open box but clearly had never been removed. I ended up buying 9 of the 14 and 16’s and the 1229. There were also the United Audio bases and dust covers in unopened boxes that were auctioned separately. I made sure I got those to go with the tables. I ended up with about $65 each in the small decks and slightly under $100 for the 1229.

The 1229 lives with me now and is my favorite table. I sold all but 1 of the others on the big auction site, and made a nice profit on them!

I could go on and on with more stories about that sale, but not sure this thread is the place. It was one of those once in a lifetime things that I’m sure glad I didn’t miss!
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Re: How did you end up with a Dual?

Post by vinyl master » 07 Jul 2019 07:57

Great story there, stuckinthe70s...I guess you were in the right place at the right time! 8)

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Re: How did you end up with a Dual?

Post by Shane0matic » 21 Jul 2019 18:35

I'm new to this forum and rather new, so to speak, or what I should say a returning fan of the record player and LP's. I was born in '75 and raised on LP's in the 80's. My father was a big music lover so it's no surprise that I ended up the same. After Dad passed in '06 by sister acquired Dad's collection of LP's and I got the CD collection, or at least most of it. I didn't really have an interest in getting back into the record player and LP world until recently this year when I started feeling nostalgic. Mentioned to my wife that I may want to dive into the LP and record player music side, so she got me a record player and some LP's. Bless her heart she wasn't really well versed into this vast world of turntables, and ended up getting me a entry level Crosley table that I would consider something you buy a pre-teen or a child just starting out. Nevertheless I didn't want to hurt her feelings, I Love my wife and will at some point use the table occasionally. But I was dead set on getting my hands on a Vintage table, one that is worth this endeavor and expense! Shortly after Christmas, I was at work mentioning to one of my co-workers about how my wife had got me the player and that I had read the entry level players are not enthusiastically well received in the Vinyl world. The co-worker, one that I consider a friend, mentioned to me that he had a table but was uncertain if it would still work due to being boxed up for 30 plus years and stored in his attic! He had on several occasions over the next 7 months kept saying he was going to look for it and one day he did find it! Turns out its a Dual 1219 that his wife had purchased brand new in late 1970! He being partial to his Technics table did not feel the need to keep two tables in circulation, so he boxed up the Dual and stored it in the attic of all places! Since being somewhat exposed, if not directly, to 30 years of hot and cold, I was skeptical that this TT would actually be worth the time and money to get up and running. However, I took it on after he himself lubed up the mechanical workings, because it was indeed seized up and would not run. A few weeks later and after intense research and tinkering with the table I was able to, just last night get it to work! It still has the original Pickering XV-15 cart, coupled with a Pickering D750 stylus! And whoa does it sound amazing! That my friends should be a testament to how well built these Duals are! After 30 plus years in an attic, this Dual 1219 is still working, albeit with a little TLC! Can't wait to tell him the good news tomorrow! He's been excited to see if it would be up and running or not. Fyi, I traded a treadmill to him for the table, he has since disassembled the treadmill to take the motor out to build a knife sharpener! Both parties are happy!

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Re: How did you end up with a Dual?

Post by jcvb555 » 31 Jul 2019 14:38

Recently happened upon this Dual 1225 in a thrift shop for $15. Here it is all cleaned up
in new curly maple base. Was not working when I found it , with help from this site it runs
and sound great now. Probably put close to $125 into it and about 40 hrs
work but its worth all of that to me. Had a 1218 back in the day, I'll
just keep looking for one to do something similar with. When I do this ones
going to my daughter. Had to sell the 1218 and the gear to visit girl friend
going to college in Paris back then and never replaced it.

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Re: How did you end up with a Dual?

Post by tep392 » 31 Jul 2019 14:57

Fantastic work on the base! I'm guessing you made the stand also. Is that a Kenwood receiver? The styling looks very similar to my KR-7050.

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Re: How did you end up with a Dual?

Post by jcvb555 » 31 Jul 2019 17:12

Thanks, woodworking is another hobby and the base was made from some old recycled pine beams.
Helps having a thickness planer to clean things up.
The receiver is a mint condition Pioneer Sx780 purchased from original owner, its connected to Marantz Imperial 6's with new caps and tweeters, altogether a very nice sound. Also have OLA and KLH 6's but love the Marantz.
The 1225 is shockingly nice sounding having compared compared it to my Pioneer PL516.

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Re: How did you end up with a Dual?

Post by tep392 » 31 Jul 2019 17:33

I wish I had space for table saws and planers. I'd like to try woodworking some time. My dad was a carpenter and built a lot of the furniture in our house growing up. He made me a very nice stereo console and a computer desk back in the 80's.

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