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I have now been spinning records on my lazarus-like Luxman for about 6 hours...It has been rock solid, not a waver, not a hint of speed anomaly. And...It sounds wonderful! Unbelievable I know but thi

Hi Unclemack, Nice turntable the Luxman PD 350, too good to scrap. I'm based in Nowra NSW and can arrange free shipping from Southern Cross and return by coach, Premier Motor Service. Send it up an

Well, It's all packed up and on the way to Vince... I am cautiously optimistic.   Cheers   M

I have been reliably informed by Vince that the Luxman will be on the bus Sat for a Sunday morning pick-up... Woo Hoo!! Now, I just need to organise a Phono stage as I've just shiiped off the Project Tube Box that I just sold!

 

5 days... Can it be true?

 

Cheers

 

M

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Could someone in Melbourne please lend a decent phono stage to the good Uncle in the next few days?

Imagine him having the Luxman back and not being able to spin any records?  :P

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Could someone in Melbourne please lend a decent phono stage to the good Uncle in the next few days?

Imagine him having the Luxman back and not being able to spin any records?  :P

ha ha...Thanks mate.

 

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Now, I just need to organise a Phono stage as I've just shiiped off the Project Tube Box that I just sold!

 

5 days... Can it be true?

 

Cheers

 

M

 

UM, I can lend you my 'Muse' phono stage for audition - but you'll have to come round and get it, as I am going away for the weekend at about midday, Saturday.  Send me a PM if you're interested.

 

 

Regards,

 

Andy

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I can think of 2 songs off the top of my head -" Highway to hell" to signify your journey followed by "Its all over now" 

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A little over 12 hours now..

 

Which record to play first??

:party

 

Don't know about you, but if it were me I would be having a restless sleep tonight :)

 

Edit: Anticipation, a bit like waiting outside the maternity ward.

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I know that my enjoyment will be dulled because I'll be listening for speed changes more than the music...

 

 

It's always like this when you have a relationship and the trust's been betrayed and then you come back together again.

 

Time is the healer.  And in this case, good lubrication.

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It's always like this when you have a relationship and the trust's been betrayed and then you come back together again.

 

Time is the healer.  And in this case, good lubrication.

 

For UM or the turntable?

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I know that my enjoyment will be dulled because I'll be listening for speed changes more than the music...

I get that, i would more than likely be the same.

 

Here's hoping that passes quickly, and you sink back into the seductive embrace of the Luxman.

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I have now been spinning records on my lazarus-like Luxman for about 6 hours...It has been rock solid, not a waver, not a hint of speed anomaly. And...It sounds wonderful!

Unbelievable I know but this TT is finally at home, up and running as it always should have been.

 

I owe a huge debt of thanks to Vince Hamilton for his expert work in getting the problem sorted once and for all!! Of course it goes without saying that Stuart Ralstons electronic work and Holmes-like deduction led me to believe that there were still stones left unturned. The generousity of Vince, Stuart and Harry as well as the valuable support both technical and spiritual from the SNA community at large has all been part of a rocky, surprising but ultimately satifsfying journey... 

 

Thanks again to all, gotta go, there's records to play!!

 

 

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Great news M, enjoy.

Tremendous work by Stuart and Harry from SGR and Vince from Once Analogue. They are great sponsors and have delivered customer service well beyond what anyone would wish for.

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Great to see patience and perseverance has paid of...

Master Craftsmen like Vince Hamilton of Once Analog as well Stuart and Harry of SGR fame have all contributed their expertise and years of knowledge to bring this beautiful TT back to its best....

Credit to these gentlemen and especially to Vince for his input in bringing this baby back to life..

May you enjoy many years of enjoyment from your TT UM...

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Yet another great SNA story concludes through terrific community support.

Well done to all concerned!

Uncle, I do believe I can see your smile from here :)

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More records being pllayed and more Joy being had.

 

I must mention someone else who really looked after me and went above and beyond with their support and service. James and Geoff at Tivoli HiFi, I tips me hat to ya! Thanks for everything guys. 

 

If you ever need a Soniq TV..you know who to come to... :lol:

 

Cheers

 

M

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I know that no-one will want to read this and please believe that I certainly don't want to write it but... I am back at square one. After about 5 hours of gorgeous vinyl playback, I thought I noticed a speed change. I then played something very familier to me to check what was happening and sure enough, the TT was running a bit too fast. Not racing madly like before but enough to make my heart sink. I spoke to Vince and he was convinced that it was just a natural drift and that some careful speed adjustment would fix it. Today before I went to work, it played perfectly so I thought I'd let in run for the day. I just got home to find the platter spinning at insane speed with a whirring like ajet engibe coming fro the TT (the bearing maybe?).

 

The Luxman is a boat anchor. God does NOT want me to play vinyl...I am bereft, downcast and completely at a loss.

 

This is the end of my affair with the PD350. I'm done.

 

Sorry guys, thanks for your support and for all the great work by Vince, Stuart and harry...This thing is dead.

 

Cheers

 

M

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I know that no-one will want to read this and please believe that I certainly don't want to write it but... I am back at square one. After about 5 hours of gorgeous vinyl playback, I thought I noticed a speed change. I then played something very familier to me to check what was happening and sure enough, the TT was running a bit too fast. Not racing madly like before but enough to make my heart sink. I spoke to Vince and he was convinced that it was just a natural drift and that some careful speed adjustment would fix it. Today before I went to work, it played perfectly so I thought I'd let in run for the day. I just got home to find the platter spinning at insane speed with a whirring like ajet engibe coming fro the TT (the bearing maybe?).

 

The Luxman is a boat anchor. God does NOT want me to play vinyl...I am bereft, downcast and completely at a loss.

 

This is the end of my affair with the PD350. I'm done.

 

Sorry guys, thanks for your support and for all the great work by Vince, Stuart and harry...This thing is dead.

 

Cheers

 

M

Very sorry to hear that M.

You know, I have never entirely given up on my theory:

Well since it is amateur hour, I am sticking with my Speed Changer on the control board theory. In particular, the transistor, Zener Diode and the two resistors that regulate the voltage to set the speed ; )

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I know that no-one will want to read this and please believe that I certainly don't want to write it but... I am back at square one. After about 5 hours of gorgeous vinyl playback, I thought I noticed a speed change. I then played something very familier to me to check what was happening and sure enough, the TT was running a bit too fast. Not racing madly like before but enough to make my heart sink. I spoke to Vince and he was convinced that it was just a natural drift and that some careful speed adjustment would fix it. Today before I went to work, it played perfectly so I thought I'd let in run for the day. I just got home to find the platter spinning at insane speed with a whirring like ajet engibe coming fro the TT (the bearing maybe?).

 

The Luxman is a boat anchor. God does NOT want me to play vinyl...I am bereft, downcast and completely at a loss.

 

This is the end of my affair with the PD350. I'm done.

 

Sorry guys, thanks for your support and for all the great work by Vince, Stuart and harry...This thing is dead.

 

Cheers

 

M

 

That is sad, indeed, UM.

 

Given you no longer want it, as I'm sure Vince didn't charge you for anywhere near the time he spent on your Luxman, can I suggest the decent thing to do would be to gift it to Vince.  I'm sure he's perturbed by what you've experienced (given he left it on for several days and it ran fine) and would love to fiddle some more to fix it to his satisfaction.

 

 

Regards,

 

Andy

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