So, that’s the Christmas and Birthday money spent then.
This was purchased from the antiques and vintage center at a local mill. No idea if it even works. So, now that I’ve got it home, whats the first impressions?
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I owned one of these magnificent systems. I taught me so much about valve electronics that I nearly ended up working for Quad.
Quad II mono blocks and 22 controller
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The Sony Walkman WM-EX662 and WM-EX550 are almost identical high end portable cassette players.
I have had mine apart. I took some pictures which you may find useful.
Inside Sony Walkman
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The plinth and cover on my Dual CS505-2 turntable were rather tatty after 30 years, so I built this to smarten things up and make the form match the function.
Dual 505 Plinth
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Roberts Valve Portable
This beauty of a valve radio was bought for just £2 from a boot sale. It’s a Roberts, valve, shortwave, and portable..
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NAD 4225 on bench
This beauty was acquired from a well known high street pawn brokers for £20. A bit dirty, but otherwise working fine. As usual with 2nd hand purchases the lid had to come off for a nose about inside.
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Turntable dust covers protect the mechanism well, but are often killed or badly injured in active service. This was certainly the case for my Dual 505, which was rather tatty, scratched with a big crack in the side.
Dual Lid in a sorry state
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If you want to accommodate a heavier cartridge on your Dual 505 turntable, a supplementary balance weight is available as an accessory.
Dual 505 balance weights
This is a 21.5 gram brass weight that you can screw on to the standard balance weight to increase the total mass by 30% to around 93 grams.
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Granddad liked to place a couple of bob on the horses, then settle down in front of the telly to watch his chosen filly come trailing in at leisure. It did
n’t always work out that way though. Quite often we would arrive to find the TV on the kitchen table in bits.
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JVC TA10 HiFi timer
Audio Timers are basically glorified alarm clocks. Indeed most are based on the very same chips and circuits used in your bed side clock radio.
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