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  1. I have a pair of Challenge branded speakers 3 way floor standers with all Morel Drivers. Had them for years and they were 2nd hand when i bought them. Astounding speakers. I've upgraded but these still get used as the mains in my home cinema. This will be a bargain and a surprise for some.. GLWTS
  2. there was a bit of a kink here so i stripped it back to see if it was broken. I'll put some insulation tape around it before i put this back together...
  3. All good and thanks for the advice. I’m back up and running with my RPM5 Carbon. found the problem - was able to nervously fix it myself. I’m pleased because this is supposed to be my end game TT (maybe a 2m bronze cartridge upgrade later). I don’t really want to buy another TT unless I’m spending mega $$$ ie lotto win kinda money. And if I did have to replace the TT then new gold clubs would have had to wait a year or so but all good now. 😅
  4. So a few hissy fits and lots of frustration and a bit of money I’ve fixed it. it turners out to be the green connector pin was a bad / dry joint. as part of the diagnosis I thought it was my phono pre amp so I’ve got a new one of those but I’m happy enough with that. I like it better than the Vincent Pho 8. I bought the project one with the tubes. anyhow. A huge thanks to everyone that chimed in to help me with this. I definitely could not have attempted this without your support and guidance. cheers to you all.
  5. What do you know. The problem was the cable at the cartridge end. Managed to reattach that. Pretty finicky but I managed to get it to stick so now I have sound from both speakers at least. now I need to put my original cartridge back on and re align that and see what the results are like. fingers crossed it’s fixed.
  6. It actually doesn’t look hard but I don’t seem to have the fine motor skills required. that said though, where did you get the replace to wires please?
  7. Got a reading on the red cable (and inside of RCA) exactly nothing on the green. I’ve re soldered a few times now.
  8. You’re very kind but I am useless at this stuff. i melted the solder and the wire stayed in place on the green. Looking at it there is no short but I can’t get any consistent ready on the multi meter. Then I accidentally broke the red wire so had to re connect that. Again pretty sure there is no short but again can’t get a stable reading using the multi meter. im sorry I don’t know what -ve and +ve is?
  9. So I’ve given up on my project RPM 5 Carbon. The channel imbalance and my consequent stuff up to having no right channel has broken my will to have it repaired. What should I be looking at that will match or out perform my RPM 5 Carbon with 2m blue with around $2k to spend. Also what’s my rpm5 with 2m blue (maybe played 150 records) worth given that the tone arm needs re wiring which doesn’t sound like an expensive fix but just a pain for someone living in a country town with no one here who specializes. Regards Jarrod
  10. Ok I’m hopeless. I’ve made it worse. Now there is no sound from the right channel. I give up.
  11. That would be an easy fix. 🤞 thanks for your help so far. You’ve all been so generous and kind.
  12. I do have a soldering iron somewhere. Looks like this is going to be a tomorrow job.
  13. Hard to do with everything so light and small. If I hold it on the dob of solder then I get a reading in the 30’s And if I do it on the RCA again I get 30’s as well. (I put some of that rubbery kitchen draw liner under it so it stopped sliding around. That helped a lot)
  14. The reading jump all over the place and the tiniest movement either cancels the reading or makes it skyrocket. I can’t seem to get a steady answer. cheap multimeter? Or unsteady hands?
  15. Yes it is. So I’ve thinking it’s left channel hugh but in fact it’s right channel low.
  16. Oh man you’ve been a big help the green wire jumps around a bit but is between 12 and 15. all others just over 1
  17. thank you foe your input. Do I do this while they are still connected to the cartridge?
  18. There really isn’t much to it. I can see how it can go wrong. I did manage to get all wires to read zero on the MM. I assume this is the correct setting on the multi meter.
  19. Forget all of that. I can’t get a steady reading from anything. i really have no clue!!! just gonna get rid of the bloody thing. Chuck it in the bin. I don’t have the patience for **** that doesn’t work. totally infuriating.
  20. If I remove the wires from the stylus then I cant get them to stay connected to that MM probe. But I think that’s what I need to do somehow.
  21. Ok so when I test the white cable with the multimeter set to 20k ohms I get a reading of 1.16 and when I test the red I get a reading the same 1.160 im putting the probes from the multimeter on the connector at the stylus (still attached to the stylus) and on the outside rim of the rca socket at the other end.
  22. Wow. You’ve all been so helpful. I’ll report back 😬 fingers crossed I find the problem.
  23. I bought a cheap one from bunnies. now to work out what I’m trying to read. That’s tonight’s job.
  24. would either of these be suitable? https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/p/sca-sca-multimeter---digital-12v-automotive/4405.html?gclid=Cj0KCQiA0fr_BRDaARIsAABw4Esed9Lrpze1RmOoN8Rv8a7MqibBxi8U2d-JVfZOB2i3ZSGCPhjlYWcaAp36EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds https://www.bunnings.com.au/sidchrome-minimeter-multimeter_p0196362?gclid=Cj0KCQiA0fr_BRDaARIsAABw4Es_yDPIPk0_F1h8cHzmjXQJcEBlISm6vhz1wi-qXCfmOboA7vI6jCsaAmAnEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
  25. Thanks - I'll go get a DVM (i'm all over the lingo ) No one here that is that competent except for @tagstrip who wasn't overly keen to work on a turntable. Maybe i'll be able to convince him to help with some soldering??? I wonder if just as a bit of a test just a bit of wiggling and clamping of the wire could help with the connection. DVM first though... oh and lean how to use and read it....
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