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Retiring soon. Time to clean out....
« on: November 17, 2020, 09:24:32 AM »
There are not many of us doing audio repair in the burgh and the number is about to go down again....the store up north is doing well, in fact, during plague its never been so busy and I just added another rock and roll vinyl collection but its pretty much on auto pilot till its gone then I am gone.

At my place in irwin, I built a room in my garage to house a train layout - a perfect old man hobby, but right now it is full of stacks of equipment.  I have a number of units that need complete rebuilds that I am not going to do...is there anyone starting out who will pick up the mantle?  who will want units for parts or practice or?

I envision still doing customer repairs on my time table so I will keep parts bins of well, parts but everything else is to go...

for example:  pioneer SX750, complete, but dark, in a case that needs work.  In my younger days I would fix it and perhaps make a case for it....as of right now, its worth more parting out just from the faceplate alone and knobs...

Any interest in getting into repair?  I have answered the ads on craigslist, but everyone just seems to be an estate buyer/clorox wiper - no interest in the internals....

I can pull out 4 units in carious states of not working or almost working or missing knobs etc that can go today, for the price of dinner at burger king for 2.....

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Re: Retiring soon. Time to clean out....
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2020, 09:32:16 AM »
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Re: Retiring soon. Time to clean out....
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2020, 09:36:45 PM »
time to up the ante...

sams folders...time for them to go.  cadillac trunk full of boxes for $20 - total.

approximate list:

note: I think I have most of the 700's, but they are not in folders but rather notebook looseleaf.

800's
800 series: 800-809 (these are loose leaf with no larger folder)
810 series: 810
820 series: 828-829
830 series: 830-838
840 series: 840-849
850 series: 850-859
860 series: 860-869
870 series: 870-879
880 series: 880-889
890 series: 890-899

900's
900 series: 900-909 (909 is missing folder 3)
910 series: 910-919
920 series: 920-929
930 series: 930-939
940 series: 940-949
950 series: 950-959
960 series: 961-969
970 series: 970-979
980 series: 980-989
990 series: 990-999

1000's
1000 series: 1000-1009
1010 series: 1010-1019
1020 series: 1020-1029
1030 series: 1030-1030
1040 series: 1040-1049
1050 series: 1050-1059
1060 series: 1060-1069
1070 series: 1070, 1076-1079
1080 series: 1080-1089
1090 series: 1090-1099

1100's
1100 series: 1100-1109
1110 series: 1110-1112, 1114-1116, 1118-1119
1120 series: 1120-1122, 1124, 1126-1128
1130 series: 1130, 1132, 1133, 1137
1140 series: 1143-1147, 1149
1150 series: 1151-1157, 1159
1160 series: 1160-1161, 1163, 1165-1166
1170 series: 1172, 1174, 1177-1178
1180 series: 1180, 1182-1186, 1189
1190 series: 1191, 1193, 1196, 1198

1200's
1200 series: 1200-1201, 1203, 1206-1208
1210 series: 1211, 1214-1217, 1219
1220 series: 1223, 1226-1227
1230 series: 1230-1233, 1235-1236, 1238-1239
1240 series: 1241, 1243, 1245-1246, 1249
1250 series: 1252-1253, 1258
1260 series: 1260, 1263-1264, 1267-1268, 1269
1270 series: 1270-1275, 1277-1278
1280 series: 1281-1282, 1284, 1289
1290 series: 1293, 1296 (twice), 1297, 1299

1300's
1300 series: 1300, 1305-1306
1310 series: 1311, 1314-1315, 1317-1318
1320 series: 1320, 1324-1325, 1329
1330 series: 1331-1335, 1338
1340 series: 1342, 1344-1345
1350 series: 1350, 1353, 1357-1359
1360 series: 1360-1363, 1366
1370 series: 1370, 1372, 1374-1375, 1377-1378
1380 series: 1381-1385, 1389
1390 series: 1398

1400's
1400 series: 1407
1410 series: 1411-1412, 1415-1416, 1418
1420 series: 1420, 1422-1423, 1428
1430 series: 1430, 1435, 1437, 1439
1450 series: 1453, 1455
1460 series: 1465-1466, 1468-1469
1470 series: 1471, 1474-1476
1480 series: 1480
1490 series: 1491, 1499

1500's
1501, 1503, 1505-1506, 1517-1518, 1522, 1526, 1533, 1539, 1542, 1545-1548
1551-1553, 1558, 1583, 1594, 1599

1600's
1600, 1603, 1605, 1615, 1617, 1622, 1629, 1633, 1636-1637, 1644, 1649, 1667-1669
1671, 1676, 1681, 1698

1700's
1701, 1710, 1711, 1715, 1731, 1736, 1738, 1740, 1766, 1778, 1780, 1783, 1787, 1792

1800's
1807, 1810, 1814-1815, 1846, 1852, 1858-1859, 1862(twice), 1865, 1869, 1872, 1888, 1891-1892

1900's
1913, 1925, 1951, 1958, 1968, 1986

2000's to the end
2010, 2019, 2030, 2106, 2215, 2231, 2234, 2390, 2472, 2479, 2561


once these are gone, I will put up the TS book and then the coveted AR books

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Re: Retiring soon. Time to clean out....
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2020, 10:46:57 AM »
Another item:  JVC JL-A20 TT.  main spindle bearing froze up worse than a rusty v8.  customer says scrap it.  has intact dust cover which might fit others, intact case, tonearm and working motor....free to whomever in the pitt area comes and gets it

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Re: Retiring soon. Time to clean out....
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2020, 11:07:00 AM »
Another item:  JVC JL-A20 TT.  main spindle bearing froze up worse than a rusty v8.  customer says scrap it.  has intact dust cover which might fit others, intact case, tonearm and working motor....free to whomever in the pitt area comes and gets it

Do you care if I part it out?   My daily driver is a QL-A7.   Just having an extra JVC headshell (assuming it still has the branded headshell) would be worth picking it up for me.

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Re: Retiring soon. Time to clean out....
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2020, 11:15:06 AM »
she gone...it got kitbashed into others but I am about to put up 4 TTs, 2 sansui, 2 fisher.  not TOTL.

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Re: Retiring soon. Time to clean out....
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2020, 11:48:14 PM »
she gone...it got kitbashed into others but I am about to put up 4 TTs, 2 sansui, 2 fisher.  not TOTL.

Are any of them working or nearly working linear trackers?   Or is one of the Fishers an MT-6225?   I have one of those that I really liked but it took a dive off my shelf and needs some love and a couple parts now.   If you happened to have one of those perhaps I could make one good unit from the two.   Even if it is similar era perhaps it could donate busted feet and dust cover.

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Re: Retiring soon. Time to clean out....
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2020, 03:52:34 PM »
ok here we go, sansui PD10 with intact cover, sansui PD15 with intact cover, fisher MT911A and MT953 and a sony something or other that needs a 12v feed as it was part of a monolith.  I was gonna grab one of the power supplies outta something else.  most have carts.  I think all the carts have needles.  one price (free) must take all of them - pitt area only.

I do have 1 linear tracker.  well thats not true, my technics SLJ2 is my DD, but I have a B&O 4002 record deck - needs the positioning belts and?  gimme what I paid for it and its yourn.  I may or maynot live long enuf to get to it  - they sell for 700-1000 restored but again, time and is the cart ok?

I might have some BSR movements coming soon as I purge!

I know how to fix the BSRs and I have published a fix I got from someone else I enhanced to overcome the tabs on technics cover that snap off.

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Re: Retiring soon. Time to clean out....
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2020, 03:56:01 PM »
also have a case of sams TS series manuals and a large case of the AR (auto) manuals.  by the piece or as a whole...Im still using these as I get out of auto audio...muscle car clubs send me their old units and I want shut of that.

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Re: Retiring soon. Time to clean out....
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2020, 04:36:23 PM »
Thanks for the offer but that B&O needs the special B&O cart, right?   

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Re: Retiring soon. Time to clean out....
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2020, 05:27:44 PM »
well I dont know that it does need any cart, it looks fine but needs the belts and likely the power and speed controls rebuilt - she be 40!

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Re: Retiring soon. Time to clean out....
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2020, 09:39:05 PM »
What I mean is that I can't use a preferred cart.   I appreciate the offer but will pass.

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Re: Retiring soon. Time to clean out....
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2020, 02:00:57 PM »
ok someone from here came to look at the record deck, it has a grado cart in a p mount they cannot use...I have a couple pics of this but too large to post so Im not, I can xfer them phone to phone or email to an address.   $100 gets it.  you can restore it (needs all belts and likely PS rebuilt) or part it out.  dustcover intact and stays up.

soon to be added:  wollensack R2R (5 inch it appears)

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Re: Retiring soon. Time to clean out....
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2020, 05:44:19 PM »
ok someone from here came to look at the record deck, it has a grado cart in a p mount they cannot use...I have a couple pics of this but too large to post so Im not, I can xfer them phone to phone or email to an address.   $100 gets it.  you can restore it (needs all belts and likely PS rebuilt) or part it out.  dustcover intact and stays up.

soon to be added:  wollensack R2R (5 inch it appears)

It's a pity i'm not closer, as i would snap it up in a flash.
I use to own one 40 years ago in England, loved the TT.

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Re: Retiring soon. Time to clean out....
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2020, 09:03:26 AM »
FYI - I am the someone.  This is a very nice deck and with the P mount has considerably greater cartridge/stylus flexibility than when restricted to B&O carts.

I owned one of these in the 1980s (until movers accidentally trashed it). While sometimes criticized by those who are not fans of B&O, it is a remarkable piece of engineering and will track absolutely anything, in addition to being gorgeous.

I use B&O cartridges exclusively and am trying to replace the machine the movers broke.  Unfortunately, the parts needed to convert this decks tonearm back to original condition are unobtanium or ridiculously expensive.

It pained me to walk away from it, but I have too much gear already.
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