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RedRupert

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  1. Hi stevoz, many thanks for this link. Yes, I still have the APAN but still didn't have the manual for it until you provided the link. I have cleaned it up and purchased a new drive belt some time ago as well as a new cartridge and stylus. I still need to do one more thing before it will work. I had put it back on the shelf when I realized I didn't have the wiring diagram for the cartridge. But with your link to vinyl engine I'm more confident I will be able to do that now. (I hadn't seen that site before). I'm happy to hear your vote of confidence in these turntables as well. I haven't heard much in regard to that side of things. So you have provided the last bit of information I think I need to get this thing going. Thanks once again for the link and the info.
  2. Actually, just had another look. I have a lever that allows the tone arm to be dropped onto the record manual. That is the only difference with the photo. I have always used that lever in the past rather than the automatic mechanism.
  3. The photo Malakaai has posted is exactly the same as mine. I have been busy with other things since the last post and haven't finished setting it up. I got the belt frm Melbourne and it fitted with no problems. I purchased a Shure M97xE from the US but haven't fitted it yet. This cartridge has had good reviews elsewhere but apparently needs to be tweeked to get the best performance. Regarding the problem Malakaai has had with the tone arm scratching across the record when you first put it down: it sounds like you need to adjust the counter weight and the antiskate device. That should work. Otherwise I'm not sure how you would fix it.
  4. Thanks for that. What you say makes sense because there is nothing that looks like you could use to change the speed. I've already ordered the belt from Melbourne but if it doesn't fit I will definitely be in touch.
  5. I have had an APAN BRU-121 sitting in the garage for many years and have recently decided to get it out and going again. I bought it in Sydney in the late 1970s. From memory I paid somewhere around $150 for it. It is in ok condition but definitely needs some work. The belt has completely perished.The dustcover has some minor damage but everything else looks ok. The company APAN seems to have disappeared many years ago. There was a manual that came with these turntables but I haven't been able to track mine down. If anyone could help out with that it would be greatly appreciated. Also its not clear how to adjust the speed on these TTs. Does anyone know? I've ordered the belt. I'm hoping that once I get it installed a few things will sort themselves out.
  6. I have had an APAN BRU-121 sitting in the garage for many years and have recently decided to get it out and going again. I bought it in Sydney in the late 1970s. From memory I paid somewhere around $150 for it. It is in ok condition but definitely needs some work. The belt has completely perished.The dustcover has some minor damage but everything else looks ok. As I read somewhere, APAN seems to have disappeared many years ago. There was a manual that came with these turntables but I haven't been able to track mine down. If anyone could help out with that it would be greatly appreciated. Also its not clear how to adjust the speed on these TTs. Does anyone know? I've ordered the belt. I'm hoping that once I get it installed a few things will sort themselves out.
  7. I have decided to resurrect an old turntable and have begun researching the best way to do it. It's an APAN BRU-121. It was quite popular turntable among people building their own systems in the late 1970s. = Came across this website and found some very good information from some of the members. So have decided to join and look forward to learning alot and hopefully giving something back as well.
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