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I've found it!...

As a part of my mass cull, emptied out a chest which my daughter uses as a table. After emptying the chest I've found my old Garrard (B20) turntable. It has a Ortofon cartridge F15E MKII. Not yet tested it but I'll give it the once over tonight....:bounce:

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The Ortofon FF15E was my first cartridge..I think it's still kicking about the house in my box of bits (do all old audiophiles have a box of long defunct TT bits and cables?).

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Yes, most of us do. Mr. Duncan used to have his hi-fi drawer stuffed full of bits 'n' bobs.

The Ortofon FF15E was a good cart in its day, but my favourite around that price bracket was Goldring G800. The only problem with the Goldring was it had a very low MVs, I seem to remember.

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Me too I have to confess Smile My odds and sods bin

 

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I have found my 1980's ods & sods box very usefull.

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CJSF wrote:

I have found my 1980's ods & sods box very usefull.

CJSF

....like the starting handle for a wind up Gramophone. Wink

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For me the answer is also Yes.
I have also found that the size of the box increases in direct proportion to age! :grin:

Loads of second hand expensive kit!

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Alears wrote:
For me the answer is also Yes. I have also found that the size of the box increases in direct proportion to age! :grin:

So do the ears.....which makes you very old. :shifty:

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CnoEvil wrote:

CJSF wrote:

I have found my 1980's ods & sods box very usefull.

CJSF

....like the starting handle for a wind up Gramophone. ;)

Oh man, I'd love to have a genuine gramophone. Just point me in the right direction and I'll be there...:cheer:

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plastic penguin wrote:

CnoEvil wrote:

CJSF wrote:

I have found my 1980's ods & sods box very usefull.

CJSF

....like the starting handle for a wind up Gramophone. ;)

Oh man, I'd love to have a genuine gramophone. Just point me in the right direction and I'll be there...:cheer:

A Penguin looking into a Gramophone, now there's a thought...... a whole new twist to His Master's Voice! :O

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Any'sway, back to my Garrard. I've plugged it in and the platter doesn't spin. It maybe the fuse in the plug, but don't own a 3 amp fuse so it'll have to wait another few hours.

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plastic penguin wrote:

Any'sway, back to my Garrard. I've plugged it in and the platter doesn't spin. It maybe the fuse in the plug, but don't own a 3 amp fuse so it'll have to wait another few hours.

 

  Oh don't worry about a fuse , a small nail will do !

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plastic penguin wrote:

Any'sway, back to my Garrard. I've plugged it in and the platter doesn't spin. It maybe the fuse in the plug, but don't own a 3 amp fuse so it'll have to wait another few hours.

 

  Oh don't worry about a fuse , a small nail will do !

Toe or finger? Wink

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plastic penguin wrote:

shropshire lad wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

Any'sway, back to my Garrard. I've plugged it in and the platter doesn't spin. It maybe the fuse in the plug, but don't own a 3 amp fuse so it'll have to wait another few hours.

 

  Oh don't worry about a fuse , a small nail will do !

Toe or finger? Wink

 

  Good question , I hadn't thought it through that far . I guess for a three amp fuse a finger nail would be sufficient  whereas a toenail , being slightly thicker , would be more suitable for a 5 amp fuse .

    You're on your own when it comes to 13 amp fuses !

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CnoEvil wrote:

Alears wrote:
For me the answer is also Yes. I have also found that the size of the box increases in direct proportion to age! :grin:

So do the ears.....which makes you very old. :shifty:

It's not the age. Must be my 'elf!

Loads of second hand expensive kit!

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Alears wrote:

CnoEvil wrote:

Alears wrote:
For me the answer is also Yes. I have also found that the size of the box increases in direct proportion to age! :grin:

So do the ears.....which makes you very old. :shifty:

It's not the age. Must be my 'elf!

:grin:

That would explain it! :roll:

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