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  1. EV Cali

    Entry Level Turntable Advice

    You can get a P1 for $449 ,including delivery . https://www.audiotrends.com.au/rega-planar-1-black.html?utm_source=google_shopping&m=simple&gclid=Cj0KCQiA4aXiBRCRARIsAMBZGz_cSagzSejOUqj_e51CadnqL2yjRUBAEYuI6Y_dsX9EDo0HCXeAFXQaAqVmEALw_wcB The only real difference is the cost of a phono, about $100 for entry level one, so why not go for the one you want, the REGA.
  2. https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=+HD+800+EAR+PADS&_sacat=0 Plenty on ebay I have some HDR 170's . The fake leather started to come off so I replaced them with a set of ear pads with a velvet finish. The pad on the head band was not available though so I just removed the remaining leatherette by putting stickie tape on it and then pulling it off until it was all removed.
  3. EV Cali

    The Definitive Stylus Cleaner thread.

    You may be correct or it could just be some dust you did not remove ,still attached. I have examined the stylus with a x60 magnifier before and after cleaning with magic eraser and cannot report seeing any thing left on the stylus that I would associate with ME. Plus with a second pass of ME there is normally no remaining debris that can be seen with the x 60. Tried being quite ruff with an old cart and now use on my $400 AT440MLb with no concerns. With out the x 60 magnifier it is not that easy to tell what is there. $8 free post X 60 Magnifier https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/60x-Zoom-LED-Microscope-Micro-Lens-Silver-Mini-EMAGN9882/132004936687?epid=562346733&hash=item1ebc1b7bef:g:xXcAAOSw4GVYLBZ9:rk:23:pf:0
  4. Hi Mike Is there an actual issue with the turntable now? With the platter on the turntable does it turn correctly at a steady speed? You can tell this by looking at the strobe. There is some external and internal adjustment. If this is ok try connecting to an amp and speakers to check the needle / cart. This is a link to the owners and service manual on the Vinyl Engine site. It explains how to set the Turntable up. https://www.vinylengine.com/library/rotel/rp840.shtml You will have to registrar to be able to view them. If the needle is damaged something like this Audio Technica for under $50 with post will be fine. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Audio-Technica-Stereo-HiFi-Magnetic-Cartridge-Complete-Inc-Stylus-Screws-NEW/113403877719?hash=item1a6765d957:g:VZMAAOSwkitb4lu9:rk:5:pf:0 They can also be obtained from HK for $14.99 but post is longer. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Turntable-Record-Player-LP-Vinyl-Needle-Pickup-Stylus-Moving-Magnet-Cartridge-GF/163156674882?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140106155344%26meid%3Dff14d4a0ae974bfb94312edba0d34481%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dag%26sd%3D123258880380%26itm%3D163156674882&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851 If every thing is ok enjoy the turntable for awhile an do some research on what to upgrade to. Plenty of post and threads already on this site regarding first Turntables. If there is an actual issue with the Turntable it is probably not worth the cost of a service and repair. Cut your losses and move on. Value of this Turntable ,with good stylus, fully working is only about $250, IMO.
  5. I will be in Hobart for ,four days starting Thursday, staying in Battery Square. Any good Record shops / Markets in the area? Thanks in advance
  6. EV Cali

    Rega RB 330 rewire

    Do you just need the clip that attaches to the cart re-soldered to the tone arm wire ? Either way ,for any Service Tech, re soldering or rewiring a tone arm is an easy job so should not cost too much. I have just changed the antiskate belt on a Acos R200, that was on a Rega Planer 3. Original wires were damaged so I sourced some Litz wire from the US for $50 and had a local Tech rewire it for me for $80. He even reconnected the RCA end for free ,after I realized I had put the bearing in the wrong way up and the wires had to be disconnected again, so the bearing could be turned over !!! 🙂 I can't say if the Litz wires sounded better than the originals as the original wires were damaged when I purchased the TT but I can say it did sound very good after rewire.
  7. https://blog.audio-technica.com/audio-solutions-question-week-anti-skate-feature-turntable-need-set/ Anti skate is not related to skipping and it is as important to set it correctly as tracking weight and the other settings. The anti-skate feature applies a small outward force to the tonearm, counteracting the tendency of the arm to move inward (skate) toward the center of the record plus having too much force on the inner face of the groove. But too much and force and it will go the other way though and have too much pressure on the outer face of the groove. I use a test record with some vinyl with no groves on it to set the anti skate on my TT. When you have the correct force the stylus will sit still in the middle of the clear vinyl. Too much it skates to the center ,too little it move to the outer area. The degree of adjustment is quite fine and is probably not achievable with a weight on a string.
  8. EV Cali

    Help identifying a capacitor

    Thanks 🙂
  9. EV Cali

    Help identifying a capacitor

    Much appreciated. Noise was driving me mad
  10. EV Cali

    Tonearm Lift Repair?

    Hi A lot of Turntable arm lifts are dampened by filling ridges on a piston with grease. See picture below. I have just fixed up one on a Marantz this way. Too much grease or oil and it goes too slowly not enough and it still goes up or down too fast. I did have to take the TT apart to do this. Would help to know the model of your TT to give a precise answer.
  11. Hi All I own a Rotel RP850 Turntable that causes a pop through the speakers when turned off and on. There is a capacitor on the on / off switch but some of the writing is missing and I am unable to identify it. Thanks in advance Pictured below
  12. EV Cali

    pioneer plx-1000

    Your post resulted in eight subsequent post regarding belt drive turntables and the merits of the Anti-skate of one of them and totally unrelated to the subject of the thread. My constructive suggestion is that next time you want information and opinions ,off topic, and mainly of interest to your self,you start your own thread. 🙂
  13. EV Cali

    pioneer plx-1000

    Thanks @eltech for explanation and @stevozfor posting. I do expect to see comments in a specific TT thread primarily concerning that TT and that is why I click on any new posts but I now understand and can see the relevance , a lot more than the recent post and subsequent discussion relating to the Project 2Expression sb, Mofi Studiodeck and Clearaudio concept, in this thread.
  14. EV Cali

    pioneer plx-1000

    This is a thread titled "pioneer PLX 1000" so IMO it is not the best or correct thread to post about a different TT.
  15. EV Cali

    Project Speedbox SE with VPI Traveler

    Rega Neo turntable PSU Has a 24v output https://www.apollohifi.com.au/rega-neo-turntable-power-supply.html?gclid=CjwKCAiAuMTfBRAcEiwAV4SDkaY1F1TuPUaM5KjemgmWOHEhJ1EOTdnEuxdrL37z2DZRvORQ8QiuhBoCz5gQAvD_BwE I am sure @andyr has mentioned speed controllers previously.
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