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post #1741 of 2630
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

I went to turn on my turntable the other day and to my dismay the motor no longer works! :( It's a Music Hall MMF 7.1 turntable. I googled for a replacement and the only thing i found was from Needle Doctor for $165. Yeah...that's not going to happen. So the DIYer in me pulled the motor apart and found this nomenclature (pic below). Does anyone by chance happen to have one of these lying around I could buy off you, or could someone direct me to where I could buy one? Thanks in advance.

Tough one.  This motor is produced in Czech Republic, and costs the least at actual manufacturer, gets a bit costlier at Project, gets not just a bit costlier at MH, and gets the peak price as a replacement part. When one of the motors of my NAD 5120 decks died, although I did find the direct manufacturer for that type different than yours, where the motor is cheaper than "at the very end", it was cheaper to wait till another cheap NAD 5120 with working motor showed up on ebay.  

 

Good luck, though !


Edited by analogsurviver - 10/21/13 at 10:53pm
post #1742 of 2630
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Hey everyone been reading through the thread and am sort of interested in getting a starter vinyl rig.  My only concerns at this point are the costs of new albums and finding music in general.  I don't want to spend a chunk of change on a setup to find I can't find music that interests me on vinyl.  Did anyone else have this concern before getting into vinyl?  

Do a survey what or how much of music you are interested in is available on vinyl first. This can be from "only stealing is cheaper" to "I have to take shirt off my back in order to get it" - depending on music you are interested in. What is currently produced is mainly audiophile oriented, pressed on virgin 180 gram vinyl, with prices to match ( usually around $ 25-30 per LP ) - YMMV.

post #1743 of 2630
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Originally Posted by analogsurviver View Post
 

Tough one.  This motor is produced in Czech Republic, and costs the least at actual manufacturer, gets a bit costlier at Project, gets not just a bit costlier at MH, and gets the peak price as a replacement part. When one of the motors of my NAD 5120 decks died, although I did find the direct manufacturer for that type different than yours, where the motor is cheaper than "at the very end", it was cheaper to wait till another cheap NAD 5120 with working motor showed up on ebay.  

 

Good luck, though !

Yeah I have been trying to google who is the actual manufacturer for this motor with no luck. All signs tell me it should cost no more than $50. It's quite a standard motor too which puzzles me. I suppose my next course of action is to email Pro-Ject unless someone knows where to get this direct.

post #1744 of 2630

i have a question:

 

is the woo audio WA2 a pre-amp & headphone amp combo, or do i need a 2nd amp?

 

to clarify:

 

turntable-->WA2-->headphone amp-->headphones

turntable-->pre-amp-->WA2-->headphones

or

turntable-->WA2-->headphones


Edited by CH23 - 10/22/13 at 7:33am
post #1745 of 2630
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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post
 

i have a question:

 

is the woo audio WA2 a pre-amp & headphone amp combo, or do i need a 2nd amp?

 

to clarify:

 

turntable-->WA2-->headphone amp-->headphones

turntable-->pre-amp-->WA2-->headphones

or

turntable-->WA2-->headphones

No, but feel free to ask here:  http://www.head-fi.org/t/428570/woo-audio-amp-owner-unite

post #1746 of 2630
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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post
 

No, but feel free to ask here:  http://www.head-fi.org/t/428570/woo-audio-amp-owner-unite


thanks, i just did :D

post #1747 of 2630
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

Yeah I have been trying to google who is the actual manufacturer for this motor with no luck. All signs tell me it should cost no more than $50. It's quite a standard motor too which puzzles me. I suppose my next course of action is to email Pro-Ject unless someone knows where to get this direct.

So I emailed Pro-Ject, and got a prompt response from Roy Hall himself. Here is the info for future reference should someone google the same thing. That price is much more acceptable than $165 if you don't mind soldering 4 wires. :wink_face: Pro-Ject Synchronmotor M 400 for Music Hall MMF 7.1 and up.

 

Hi

The motor costs $45 plus $15 s/h.

You can pay via PayPal to roy@muschallaudio.com or send a check to the address below.

 

Regards

 

Roy Hall

Music Hall

108 Station Rd.

Great Neck NY 11023, USA

Tel: +1 516 487 3663

Fax: +1 516 773 3891

www.musichallaudio.com


Edited by brunk - 10/22/13 at 2:02pm
post #1748 of 2630
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

So I emailed Pro-Ject, and got a prompt response from Roy Hall himself. Here is the info for future reference should someone google the same thing. That price is much more acceptable than $165 if you don't mind soldering 4 wires. :wink_face: Pro-Ject Synchronmotor M 400 for Music Hall MMF 7.1 and up.

 

Hi

The motor costs $45 plus $15 s/h.

You can pay via PayPal to roy@muschallaudio.com or send a check to the address below.

 

Regards

 

Roy Hall

Music Hall

108 Station Rd.

Great Neck NY 11023, USA

Tel: +1 516 487 3663

Fax: +1 516 773 3891

www.musichallaudio.com

That is a fair price - and great response from Mr. Hall. 

post #1749 of 2630
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Originally Posted by analogsurviver View Post
 

That is a fair price - and great response from Mr. Hall. 

Indeed. Now I can cross that issue off my list. One of many lol.

post #1750 of 2630
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Originally Posted by Jmstrmbn View Post
 

Hey everyone been reading through the thread and am sort of interested in getting a starter vinyl rig.  My only concerns at this point are the costs of new albums and finding music in general.  I don't want to spend a chunk of change on a setup to find I can't find music that interests me on vinyl.  Did anyone else have this concern before getting into vinyl?  

I have a local used record store that sells some new vinyl as well as really clean old vinyl.  They tell me that they screen out 95% of the albums that are brought in to them and I believe it.  Average used price $6-12 depending on rarity and condition.

 

I can guarantee you Tuscon and Phoenix are loaded with those type of stores.

post #1751 of 2630
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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post

i have a question:

is the woo audio WA2 a pre-amp & headphone amp combo, or do i need a 2nd amp?

to clarify:

turntable-->WA2-->headphone amp-->headphones
turntable-->pre-amp-->WA2-->headphones
or
turntable-->WA2-->headphones

The correct setup is:

turntable-->(phono) pre-amp-->WA2-->headphones
post #1752 of 2630

Thanks for the replies, if I decide to try out vinyl what's a good starter turntable and phono?

post #1753 of 2630
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Originally Posted by Jmstrmbn View Post
 

Hey everyone been reading through the thread and am sort of interested in getting a starter vinyl rig.  My only concerns at this point are the costs of new albums and finding music in general.  I don't want to spend a chunk of change on a setup to find I can't find music that interests me on vinyl.  Did anyone else have this concern before getting into vinyl?  


Hey Jmstrmbn, if you are coming to the meet next month there are some really great places to check out for records. In Central Phoenix are Revolver Records and Stinkweeds. There are a few more, but those are my two favorites. Revolver Records has a lot of old clean vinyl for only $2s. Of course it ranges sometimes on prices, but most are in great condition and are clean. Just got to check 'em out before you buy. ;)

post #1754 of 2630
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Thanks for the replies, if I decide to try out vinyl what's a good starter turntable and phono?

Depends on your budget really, but it's hard to go wrong with a Rega turntable and something like this for a phono pre for starters.

post #1755 of 2630

Thanks for the tips Destroysall, this is the first time I'm hearing about the meet and would like to go if school permits.  I posted in the dedicated thread.

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