Rotel RP3000, Arcam DV79, Rega Apollo, Leema Pulse, Focal Chorus 826v.
it's not looking too good right now. i think i may have underestimated the job slightly.
Nice to see someone else still using MK Safety plugs ...
"We are currently awaiting the loading of our complement of small lemon-soaked paper napkins for your comfort, refreshment and hygiene during the journey."
It all looks in pretty good nick (apart from being in bits right now).
We can rebuild it! But why was it deconstructed in the first place?
PS I find a good wall shelf best and not a 'granite' kitchen worktop.
Motto: Never pay full price for anything, there is always room to haggle!
Tom Evans Audio Design amplification / Acoustic Zen speakers.
just a project that i've started, which has turned into a lot of hard work. i'm attempting to wrap the body, and give it a more modern look.
i'm beginning to think i should have left it alone. i'll have another look at it in the morning. right now, i'm having a beer and hoping i can remember how it all goes back together.
I have seen some 'carbon fibre' wrapped Technics SL1200's that looked well funky.
this little project was not as simple as i had imagined. here's what i have learned if anyone else is as daft as me and wants to attempt it
buy the thickest grade vinyl you can. (i didn't. big mistake)
only use one layer of vinyl. (i didn't, hence the advice)
turntables are pretty simple to take apart and put back together. but can be a right pain in the back side. (glue?)
1970's build quality is decent, but it's so easy to bend or break something.
headshell's can get bent very easily!
you need help laying the vinyl, its not an easy one person job.
my own advice after taking this on.... use paint. i will, next time.
i've enjoyed the challenge, i'm disappointed in the finish, but as i said, i'll be painting it next time. on the plus side, i like the colour, and i also think it looks a little more modern (ish)
please feel free to take the p*** , i will be posting pics in a mo.
When you have finished putting it back together , make sure you still have the spoon left over from your pile of bits
Edit. Ah it appears you have put it back together now.
while i've had it in bits i've also done the mod on the platter and dampened it, there is no ring from it now.
the more i listen to it, the happier i get.
for now, i'm just going to enjoy how it sounds, i'll paint it in a few weeks.
Paint it black....
I'm definitely favouring red. It looks really good.
bigfish786 wrote:I'm definitely favouring red. It looks really good.
But it's not such a good song title.
"Inspired" Manticore Mantra TT, Technics SL-7 TT, Graham Slee Reflex M phono preamp. Cyrus CD8SE. iMac, Raspberry Pi c/w HiFiBerry Digi c/w Volumio or Rune Audio, Arcam rDAC. Roksan Kandy LIII amp, Spendor A5 speakers.
since putting this back together, i've fitted a replacement headshell, with new wiring which has improved the sound, i've stopped worrying about the quality of the finish for now. i have also bought another turntable, which looks almost identical to this, the Rotel RP1500, which is belt driven. i plan to listen to them both over the coming weeks, to see if there is and discernable difference, and keep the one i prefer. selling on the other.
i'll post pics when the other deck arrives.