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gcmarsh43

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Happy New Year...Thanks for adding me!
« on: January 02, 2018, 07:30:29 AM »
Hello from Richmond, VA!
I am retired, and now have a place and the time to practice skills that have been dormant for years!
 My first system was in 1961, and was an Acrousound Ultralinear 20/20, pair of Stevens bookshelf 8"
 speakers, Garrard RC98 and Eico HF85 pre-amp. Still have the Garrard and Eico, and they work just fine! I've collected several other pieces over the years, Dyna, Rek-o-Kut, other Garrards, some Duals,
 a magnificent showroom quality Motorola Drexel console, etc.

I work on almost anything from antique radios to '70's stereo gear. Presently,  have restored an RCA 7-HF with the RP 205 changer. The electronics were a piece of cake, just recapped the amp. The changer has presented two vexing issues: setting the tonearm for a 12" platter results in the 10" and 7" drop points being well outside the rim, and; the last record in a stack drops, and the changer shuts off. Other than these, it works like new. Any thoughts???

Also, I have inherited a collection of SAMs Photofacts from a shop that closed 25 years ago. I may have something you need, so let me know. Found the set for a 1963 Telefunken Salzburg console that I may be working on, as well as for the RCA 7-HF!

Looking forward to sharing knowledge with you...

George

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Re: Happy New Year...Thanks for adding me!
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2018, 11:35:39 AM »
Which Rek-O-Kut?  I've got a Rodine Jr. (L-34).  You'll have lots of buddies if you've got Photofacts!  In fact, I don't suppose you have one for a Sparton 1081?  I have one that had the SW band disconnected, a WW II era practice of American families of German extraction who wanted to provide assurances of their patriotism.  Figuring out how to reconnect from the Rider online schematic is challenging.

Chris Campbell

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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2018, 07:57:18 PM »
Hi Chris,

My Rek-O-Kut is an N-33-H that I have had since 1968.

My SAMs don't go back that far, but here is what is in Ryders. If you need higher resolution, I can scan the pages in sections. Let me know how it works for you.

George Marshall

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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2018, 10:17:53 PM »
That one looks like it will print out with more definition than the Nostalgia Air version. Thank you!

Your N-33H is more elegant than my L-34, an idler-wheel induction motor device.
http://www.technicalaudio.com/pdf/Electronics_Catalog_Extracts/Rek-O-Kut_turntables_disc_recording_1960_REM_24.pdf

But the L-34 is built like a tank.  I bought mine for $5 from a guy with a pile of them, apparently removed from some multiple turntable installation.  The price included the older, mono version of the S-120 tonearm shown in the link.  I bought it in 1969. Art Dudley of Stereophile magazine had a column on rebuilding one a couple years ago.

Chris Campbell

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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2018, 08:36:49 AM »
Hi Chris,

I'm pleased that the .jpg will aid you in your quest! Let me know if you need any section expanded.

I've had the N-33-H since 1968/9, and it has been out of service for some years now, due to lack of space. It still works well, but I need to do some work on the leads in the headshell. Now that I am of that certain time in life, small and delicate soldering isn't as straight forward as it used to be.

TTFN

George

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Re: Happy New Year...Thanks for adding me!
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2018, 06:36:48 PM »
Welcome George and welcome to retirement.  I found that in retirement I'm busier than when I was working 60 plus hours a week.   :)

Bill