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Originally Posted by Paul Graham View Post

I dont know if its the same or less complicated for the SL1500, 

However to give you an idea of what it involves on an SL1210/1200 - 

 

 

http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/how-to-rewire-a-technics-sl-1200-tonearm.148792/

WOAHHHHHHHHHHHH no. I meant just the RCA cables haha

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post #1247 of 3317
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Originally Posted by BLACKENEDPLAGUE View Post

WOAHHHHHHHHHHHH no. I meant just the RCA cables haha

To change the rca cables those two wires red/white. theyre the ones you need to swap out.

Sorry I should have explained it better.


Edited by Paul Graham - 1/20/13 at 10:51am
post #1248 of 3317

Oh okay lol

post #1249 of 3317

That looks very easy, actually. Much easier than a Thorens TD-145 tonearm... *shudders*

post #1250 of 3317

This is my current setup (see avatar pic as Insert Image isn't working for me), Michell Gyrodek with Benz Ace into Diablo then X-Cans as a pre-amp and Alecto power amps. I like.

post #1251 of 3317

Greeting All,

 

Just ran accross the site, looks great!!

 

I thought I would post a pic of my Transcriber, pulled it out of the box a bit ago.  Been in storage for close to 25 years, thinking of getting back into service.  I can't seem to be able to post any pictures, but here are a few links.  If anyone wants to post them directly, feel free.

 

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...iber/166-c.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...er/160-c_2.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...iber/163-c.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...iber/165-c.jpg

post #1252 of 3317
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Originally Posted by gib48189 View Post

Greeting All,

 

Just ran accross the site, looks great!!

 

I thought I would post a pic of my Transcriber, pulled it out of the box a bit ago.  Been in storage for close to 25 years, thinking of getting back into service.  I can't seem to be able to post any pictures, but here are a few links.  If anyone wants to post them directly, feel free.

 

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...iber/166-c.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...er/160-c_2.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...iber/163-c.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...iber/165-c.jpg

that thing looks incredible!

post #1253 of 3317

Yeah, when it is set-up, certainly starts alot of conversations.  I still have my old Rotel amp that I ran it through, I think I will clean up the dust and get it hooked up next weekend. 

post #1254 of 3317
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Yeah, when it is set-up, certainly starts alot of conversations.  I still have my old Rotel amp that I ran it through, I think I will clean up the dust and get it hooked up next weekend. 

The link to these photos IS already in this thread - posted by me a couple of weeks ago. The only significant Transcriptors I do not have experience with. Particularly of interest is sensitivity to both structural and airborne feedback. Due to the fact the whole platter (approx 4kg ) is moving for required 11 cm or so, it can not be suspended on springs - the most one can do today is to use big Sorbothane feet and possibly some vibration control support devices. Arm is mounted to he lid with which it also raises and lowers - being coupled to almost half a square metre area "microphone" certainly must have its toll. Does not matter when listening with headphones, could be problematic with speakers. But would really like to hear your experience.

 

Arm is perhaps the lowest effective mass ever in commercially available product, requiring very high compliance cartridges/styli. Take good care of your Ortofon stylus, at the tracking force and inertia of Transcriber arm it should be still OK and suspension of Ortofon age really well. But I suggest getting a replacement stylus , if you can source it, ASAP. It would have to be NOS, Ortofon still has VMS 20EMKII stylus listed, but you should be able to get if for slightly less. A bit better cart would be Ortofon M20E Super, but you would have to hunt for the cart - all important high compliance stylus is still available. Please note you definitely want M20E Super (elliptical, very high compliance ), not M20FL Super ( Fine Line profile, medium compliance ). Cartridge for the two is the same - but do not think a M20E Super stylus would fit your cart. Ortofon on purpose made seemingly same carts not compatible like the later OM or 2M series, where you can mix and match bodies and styli from lowest to highest quality / price, but in FF, VMS and M Super lines that are superficially the same this does not work.

post #1255 of 3317

Had to do some searching, did find your post.  The links you posted were from the last time I pulled it out of the box, same ones I used here.  I never did anything with it at that time, just put it back on the shelf.  I think I will hook it up this weekend, have about 500 alblums that have not been out of their sleves for at least the same 25 years or so that the Transcriber has been in the box.

 

Sorry to re-post the links, just thought it would be interesting for folks to see.  I'll post back when I get it hooked up and give it a listen.

post #1256 of 3317

Well my RP3 just arrived in one piece.

Needs a good polish mind lol so excuse the smudge marks please.

Still waiting on the belt & original arm for now, But

Will be getting the RB300 eventually.

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #1257 of 3317
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Originally Posted by gib48189 View Post

Had to do some searching, did find your post.  The links you posted were from the last time I pulled it out of the box, same ones I used here.  I never did anything with it at that time, just put it back on the shelf.  I think I will hook it up this weekend, have about 500 alblums that have not been out of their sleves for at least the same 25 years or so that the Transcriber has been in the box.

 

Sorry to re-post the links, just thought it would be interesting for folks to see.  I'll post back when I get it hooked up and give it a listen.

No apologies needed, any vinyl user welcome, the one using a Transcriber especially so. Please share your impressions on this significant turntable - it was the first practical commercially available linear tracking turntable in history and to this day remains the most unique deck of them all.

 

One thing that can significantly improve the sound of any Transcriptors deck with the platter that supports the record in only 8 or 9 points is the addition of this 0.3 mm thick carbon fibre mat:

 

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Black-Diamond-CARBON-LP-MAT-die-ultimative-MAT-/360567489099?pt=Plattenspieler&hash=item53f37f424b#ht_1089wt_932

 

This mat is specially important for the Transcriber, as it (to my knowledge at least ) does not allow for VTA adjustment and any other thicker mat would significtly alter VTA with so short an arm, wrecking havovc with the sound. I use this mat on other TTs, but have not tried it yet with any Transcriptors. Just did the "three finger test", where an old ( fingerprinted etc )  LP has been supported by three fingers of one hand and LP's rim being flickered by the fingrernail of the other hand - listening with ear closely to the LP, one can easily hear resonance(s) going on in the vinyl disc. Repeating the same test with the above mentioned mat between the fingers and LP produced a much more satisfying sound close to dead thud - should be about the greatest improvement to the sound of the Transcriber without resorting to radical modifications, which should be avoided in so rare and collectible piece of audio history.

 

Here the YT vidz on Transcriber: for once, camera sound capturing the platter motor noise in "fast forward, fast rewind" mode is preferrable to the actual sound from the table ( output rom the RIIA phono preamp ) for demonstrtive purpose:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQ_r0Vk9Ct8

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qORTH_QaKs

 
 
 

Really looking forward to your impressions once you put it into action after  quarter of the century! 

post #1258 of 3317

To those who were asking regarding linear arm tracking drive motor audibility in Technics SL linear tracking series, here is the best possible answer:

 

http://www.p-mount.net/

post #1259 of 3317
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Originally Posted by Paul Graham View Post

Well my RP3 just arrived in one piece.

Needs a good polish mind lol so excuse the smudge marks please.

Still waiting on the belt & original arm for now, But

Will be getting the RB300 eventually.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great news! To ease your waiting for the the arm etc tro arrive, you can polish its lid.

 

Wash it first with dish hand washing liquid. Depending on depth of the scratches, you can start with a rather abrasive toothpaste ( whitening ), followed by gentle toothpaste for children, followed finally by paste they sell to polish scratched cell phone displays or CDs ( basically the same thing ). It is possible to bring it to almost like new condition - given enough patience.

post #1260 of 3317

Thankyou for the tips :)

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