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My Late dad had a Dual turntable and its just sitting at my mums house gathering dust. I hear they were quite good in their day, is this correct?. I'm not sure of the exact model but I will check next time i'm over there. I think it was purchased in the late 70s early 80s

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A CS505-II probably. They were good, it was my first TT, and what everybody used to buy before they bought first a) a Rega Planar 3 and then b) a Linn Sondek.

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Yes, there were some very good ones - this section of the Dual reference site should help you find out more about whichever model you have.

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We had a Dual as well! I think it was fully automatic as well. This was my dad's first hi-fi as well - with a Dual amp, speakers and tuner as well.

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thanks for th replies. I will find out the exact model. Imay have to ask mum (nicely) if I can borrow it Smile

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New belt and a new stylus for (almost certainly) the Ortofon OM10 that's fitted, and job's a good 'un.

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Well, it's more like what became the Ortofon OM10. Be a little careful with styli, as there are an awful lot of "non-genuine" styli out there that have conical diamonds, not elliptical as was first fitted.

Now, a conical tip isn't going to ruin your records, but it won't bring out the best of them either. They are cheap though (my 7-yr old daughter has a conical ebay-special on her 505/2 which cost about a tenner and sounds fine to her ears!)...

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I think every hifi enthusiast of  'a certain age' has owned either a CS-505, a PL-112D, KD-1033 or SR-222 in the BC* era. (My first TT was an SR-222 Mk2)

*Before CD.

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I must be of "a certain age" then, having both a 505/2 and a PL-12d II!!!

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Some smashing Duals here restored by a guy who obviously takes great pride in his work.

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gpi: Some smashing Duals here restored by a guy who obviously takes great pride in his work.



Guppy? Is that you?!?!?

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What!? (smacks forehead with palm) You didn't instantly recognise my superior wit, higher knowledge and Brummie accent? I was wondering why you and others were being so civil towards me, lol. :)

I thought the fact I posted up huge pics on that other tt related thread, which gave Andrew something useful to do, would have had the corporal scampering to the air-raid siren.

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I just kept schtum ,i like marmalade too.Stick out tongue

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So whatever became of Dual, were they not at one stage taken over by Philips?

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They still make tv's. They have some lcd tv's in our local Asda. Is it the same company tho, who knows?

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manicm: So whatever became of Dual, were they not at one stage taken over by Philips?

Im pretty sure that i read they are still going and were about to release a new TT earlier in the year AFAIA, will check up on this. Not sure if its hit blighty yet, or if its a figbox of my imagination. Time to dive into my mag stash.

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