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Chat / Log In Problem
« Last post by 19and41 on Today at 07:16:59 AM »
My work server blocks this site as it regards it under the category of "games".  I can only access it via my android phone.  On it, I can not do my monthly login.  It gives me an error message saying I was logged out taking too long to post a topic.  I have tried repeatedly to log in and keep getting the same message.  I fill in the login in only a few seconds.  How do I get through this?
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Record Changer Repair and Restoration / Re: Need Cartridge Info for this AstroSonic
« Last post by HiFiFun on September 25, 2018, 06:47:14 PM »
Whoops. Forgot the photo of the console.
 
The owner sent me a very fuzzy photo
of the cart.
I told him to put a mirror under the tonearm and take
a clear photo.

The AstroSonic appears to be from 1970's, all guesses at this point,
until further info/photos.

I think this is an 800 series changer, with the cart pigtail to attach it to tonearm.

If so, I found the cartridge info in the downloads section.
HFF
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Magnificent Magnavox / Re: New guy with a Continental
« Last post by yuckyellow on September 25, 2018, 04:33:23 PM »
I have identified the changer as an RC 456 from the studying the service manuals in the download section. There are no actual markings on the changer itself to indicate model number.

The record sensing finger works OK. It goes up and down easily, and record diameter seems to be properly sensed.

My problem is that the tone arm is still in the way when the record drops. At the end of a record the tone arm lifts and sweeps out towards the tone arm rest. The tone arm should be above the rest when the next record drops. In my case, the tone arm is still slightly under the edge of the record when it drops. There are no directions in the service manual on how to adjust this motion.
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Magnificent Magnavox / Re: New guy with a Continental
« Last post by Bill on September 25, 2018, 03:50:23 PM »
My Berkshire has a similar changer, and mine was acting up as well.  The finger that senses the record size on my was sticky acting.  I cleaned and lightly lubed the mechanical part that the finger attaches to and everything was fine.  If memory serves the changer was in the downloads.  I printed off the service info so I had something to go by.

Bill
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Magnificent Magnavox / Re: New guy with a Continental
« Last post by electra225 on September 25, 2018, 12:14:00 PM »
I'm not familiar with that one, either. 
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Record Changer Repair and Restoration / Re: Need Cartridge Info for this AstroSonic
« Last post by electra225 on September 25, 2018, 12:11:37 PM »
Chris, I believe HFF is referring to a Magnavox Astro-Sonic solid state stereo.

HFF, you don't say which changer it has, but, if it has the older S-600 series changer, there is a screw on top of the tone arm that he can remove and take the cartridge out of the tone arm.  Many times the model of the cartridge is printed on top of the cartridge.  I don't know how the newer cartridges are removed.
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Magnificent Magnavox / Re: New guy with a Continental
« Last post by 19and41 on September 24, 2018, 10:23:33 PM »
I thought it would help to identify the changer in your unit.  I have only had experience with the Micromatic changers.  I'm sure someone has been through one like yours.
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Record Changer Repair and Restoration / Re: Need Cartridge Info for this AstroSonic
« Last post by TC Chris on September 24, 2018, 09:19:21 PM »
What is "this Astrosonic?"

Chris Campbell
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Record Changer Repair and Restoration / Need Cartridge Info for this AstroSonic
« Last post by HiFiFun on September 24, 2018, 07:22:16 PM »
Hello all,
I'm trying to help someone long distance determine
what stylus he needs for this AstroSonic.

I asked him to try and shoot a photo of the cart,
knowing the tonearm won't lift up very far.

I'm not to the point of asking him to pull the changer, as
he has zero experience with this.

So, if someone knows outright what cart this takes,
let me know !
Thanks,
HFF
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Magnificent Magnavox / Re: New guy with a Continental
« Last post by yuckyellow on September 24, 2018, 07:05:14 PM »
Photo of the record player as requested...
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