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I appreciate all the suggestions and information presented in response to my request for help in converting my LPs to CDs.However,I,ve run into more problems than I need in attempting to resurrect my LP adio system,so I would be very happy to see any suggestions or information that would help get this system repaired or,more likely,replaced.The turntable is a DUAL 1019 with a Shure V-15 cartridge playing into a Kenwood receiver--the system had good quality,tracked well at 0.5 grams, and took very good care of the LPs for a lot of years.Now the turntable has drive problems,the cartridge may be faulty(but I don't know how to test it),and the receiver has a B.O. pre-amp.I've found that new amps and receivers dont have pre-amps. I need to be brought up-to-date on what's available and what's reasonable in LP audio systems.


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keep the LPs


replace faulty turntable, tonearm, cartridge and get a phono pre amp to plug into the receiver.


for digital source to achieve the sound quality of analog you have to spend more money
 

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On the DUAL, if it has problems coming up to speed, it's either a stiff idler puck, (Clean with alcohol and vigorously rub talc into rubber for a quick fix.), a dirty drive pulley, or the motor lube is gone- all trivial to fix. If I remember correctly, it has to cycle completely to open the cartridge shorting switch, it would appear that the receiver has gone bad- quick test, unplug TT and stick a paperclip into Kenwood RCA phono sockets; loud hum indicates receiver is OK. The V15 is an excellent cartridge and is unlikely to have gone bad.
 

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Thanks for the advise--I'll give it a try.I have another old turntable,a Technics SL-23,that needs a new belt,and possibly more.The V-15 cartridge needs a stylus,and I need information on preamps and on dealers in audio equipment and parts--there aren't any where I live.
 

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OMG! A Technics SL23- that was my first TT! The one I had was unique- it was a trade show unit, and was gussied up with all sorts of labels and stickers extolling all the new technology. (The SL23 was the first of the "affordable" electronic belt-drive turntables.)

I bought it right off the Technics rep, as he was finishing up touring the Bay Area looking for new dealers. It was possibly the first unit to make it into private hands. Matched it to an Audio-Technica AT96 cartridge. (Orange stylus)

That is a wonderful TT, much better than the Dual. I gave mine away as a wedding present a few years later... Big Mistake!

Belts should still be available, generic probably.
 

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Nice TT the Technics SL23! Purchased mine many years ago and use it to this day! Aah the quality of days gone by...
 

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Originally posted by snowshoe
Thanks for the advise--I'll give it a try.I have another old turntable,a Technics SL-23,that needs a new belt,and possibly more.The V-15 cartridge needs a stylus,and I need information on preamps and on dealers in audio equipment and parts--there aren't any where I live.
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Belts should still be available, generic probably.
Yes, belts are available. And from a lot of places!

http://www.elexatelier.com/technics.htm

http://www.kabusa.com/frameset.htm?needbelt.htm

http://shopping.netsuite.com/s.nl/c....category.12/.f

http://www.vintage-electronics.cc/turntablebelts.html

http://www.turntablebasics.com/belts/technics.html

http://www.lpgear.com/

http://www.garage-a-records.com/belts.html
 

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Snowshoe,


Two things - don't get rid of the LP's after you convert them to CD's - the RIAA could get you for pirating music and not making back ups. The second is, I have done the LP to CD conversion in the past and found it lacking the sound of the original LP.


I would fix one of my TT and get a good cleaning system for the LP's.


Currently, I am using a Kenwood KD-3055 TT (anybody remember those fake marble plinth TT's?) and it is excellent sounding for what I put into it.


Dave
 
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