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Old Dynavector Cart Repairable?

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Looking for some thoughts.

I'm restoring an old Denon TT.

 

It has a Dynavector DV-50A that has had a Garrott Brothers tip put on it. This history of how it got to that point has got me intrigued so I'm hoping for a miracle on the repair because the left channel has gone open circuit. The right channel sounds great.

 

I suspect it is game over for it but thought it worthwhile a post for any suggestions on whether it could possibly be repairable.

 

Thanks in advance

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@floppinabSpeak to Dmitry on Vinyl Engine. He does Dynavectors all the time including one of my Karats that was OC both channels.

He goes by Delta667.

You can check his work out in the last couple of hundred pages of Forum heading "Cartridge Closeups".

Edited by Wimbo

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Thanks for that Wimbo.

 

Wow, very interesting last hour looking through that thread!!

 

Actually it inspired me to dig into the cart a little further. I've managed to lever off the outer shell to reveal the inner workings and can see where the windings are soldered to the output pins.

Might try and just touch those up to see if that is the problem.

If the windings are gone that will probably be beyond me!!

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Floppinab, be careful when soldering extremely thin wires as they tend to go poof and melt at normal soldering temperatures. You need much reduced temps and thin low melting point solder and soldering iron tips.

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