My latest acquisition of a splendid vintage Garrard turntable has turned from a simple restoration to something of an epic job.
Garrard Zero 100SB
All was going well. I had got it working well and was about to re unite it with it’s plinth. Then
I dropped it. Now it’s time to repair the new damage. Continue reading “Garrard Zero 100SB Turntable. Transplant surgery.”
By combining induction techniques for torque and synchronous operation for speed precision, Garrard produced a motor which was revolutionary for its time.
Garrard Synchro-lab motor
An unfortunate moment of butter fingers led to the demise of this one when I dropped the turntable it was inside.
Weighing in at 3/4 of a kilo it fell hard. Hopefully I can fix it. Continue reading “Garrard Synchro lab motor repair for Zero 100 SB turntable”
This recently purchased classic 1970’s British turntable was, for the most part, in excellent condition.
Garrard Zero 100SB Turntable
However it was described as “faulty”, which indeed it is. So let’s fix it.
Continue reading “Garrard Zero 100SB automatic turntable. The restoration”
Working on old turntables can be like stuffing an octopus in a string bag.
Turntable work stand.
I built this to help.
Continue reading “Turntable work stand”
I’ve just acquired this magnificent beast. It’s old, so I don’t expect it to work properly.
It’s time to go inside and see what needs fixing and how it performs.
Continue reading “8 Track Cartridge Stereo recorder deck. The repairs”
This arrived from eBay today. It’s something I’ve been after for a while so I’m keen to share my initial impressions.
I don’t do unboxing in the usual sense with new product, but this is something rather nice and I doubt you will find another out there any time soon.
Continue reading “Senn Sound 8 Track Stereo Recorder Deck. Unboxing”
My system sounds great, but it’s lacking a little something aesthetically.
VU Meter Bridge
A cassette deck, which was otherwise beyond repair, had a lovely pair of VU meters. Maybe I can do something with those?
Continue reading “VU Meter Bridge. Take 2”
My Mission Cyrus One amplifier does not have the DC Power socket that you find on the Cyrus Two for attachment of a PSX external power supply. It would be
just above the logo next to the tape out socket, but here it is clearly missing.
Cyrus One sans DC Socket
The amplifiers are similar, so perhaps I could fit a socket to my Cyrus One? But is it a good idea?
Continue reading “A DC PSX like power socket for Mission Cyrus One”
A catch up with a friend led to the retrieval of some reel to reel tapes from his loft.
He hasn’t got anything to play them on. The plan is for me to investigate and, if I found anything worthwhile, digitise it.
Continue reading “Tapes in the attic.”
A good Walkman which runs on disposable batteries is a good thing to have. This was bought cheap on e-bay in the hope that it would be a simple repair.
Sony WM-EX562 Walkman
The player was sold as faulty, citing wow & flutter.
It was indeed sounding rather wobbly. Better see if I can get it going.
Continue reading “Sony Walkman WM-EX562. A complex repair”