My local electronics repair place told me that they could not get the part they needed. The following is all the info off of the part. It was purchased from Sears in the mid to late sixties. There is almost no sound with volume turned to max.
RED 40 MFD 150 WV
BLU 20 MFD 150 WV
Yel 20 MFD 25 WV
BLK COM NEG
FOR 85* C OPER
Can you help?
If the record player has a very low volume output, it could very well be the tubes that need to be changed. (tubes are light bulbs inside your player) There should be two of them, one for each speaker. Just take the number on your tubes and search for it on e-bay....they are fairly cheap (10$ each)
Since you said that it was purchased in the mid 60's I assume that the speakers are powered by tubes....transistors came out in the late 60's early 70's for the most part.
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Re: record player repair
Let's back up a bit and find out what unit we're talking about. What brand and model is it? Silvertone comes to mind, but we need to be sure. Then there's the model number we need. I'm going to assume that the cartridge has been cleaned and OK?
The parts you need are related to the power supply and amplifier section, and a tech worth his salt can find comparable parts that work. The really big question is; How much do you want to put in this? You could easily be looking at around 150-200 dollars to get this to stand up properly....accordianman
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It sounds like you haven't followed the last step to the burning procedure. All you need to do once you've completed burning your disc is to Finalize the disc. Read below why you need to finalize as well as the steps to follow in order to finalize the disc.
Hope this helps ;)
How to Finalize
Finalizing is writing the TOC (table of contents) on a
disc so a CD player can recognize the number of
tracks, the total time for each track, and their location
on the disc. A recorded disc must be finalized to
playback on a standard CD player. Once finalized a
CD-R disc can be played on CD players that support
CD-R playback. CD-RW discs can only be played on
CD players that support CD-RW playback. Consult
your CD player owner's manual to confirm supported
Finalizing is necessary to:
• be able to play a recorded CD-R or CD-RW disc on
a CD player
• prevent further recording on a disc
• avoid erasing tracks on a CD-RW disc
• record text information onto a disc you record
• A finalized CD-R disc can never be recorded onto
• A finalized CD-RW disc can be unfinalized for more
• The CDR300 can play back unfinalized CD-R or
• SYNC REC+FINAL mode automatically finalizes.
Here are the steps in order to Finalize your disk
1 Push Stop.
The display shows the number of tracks and their total playing time.
2 Push FINALIZE.
FINALIZE is displayed for about 3 seconds.
Most likely needs a new needle. Try needlelady.com or needledoctor.com
Modern record players usually track at 2 to 4 grams of pressure. Thats about as much as a penny weighs maybe. Putting more pressure on it, will only cause it to destroy your records or sound bad.
Weight adjustment is usually a very fine spring or counterweight that adjusts on the tonearm. Linear units use optical sensors to keep the tonearm aligned, but use traditional counterweights to control force. You need a gram scale made for phonos to properly adjust it. Radioshack USED to sell them 30 years ago, but most times you can just use a guess if the needle only slightly deflects when placed onm the record your usually good.
If it's simply jumping and sliding across the record then the needle is shot. Even diamonds don't last forever,. as they are synthetically produced.
http://www.bang-olufsen.com/contact-us However my experience of B&O is that the boards are well designed and are repairable at component level. You will struggle to find a reasonable replacement, and if all the inductors are OK and there has been no big burn-up you would do better to replace the main capacitors and check the semiconductors. That will give you a good chance of getting it working. A good electronics hobbyist or a local tv repair place might tackle the repair at component level. Regards
Getting such components such as the volume control board are a bit tricky to handle. The only place you can get such usually is at a scrap yard for electronics. If you find a scrapped set just like yours then most likely you will get a knob. Otherwise you could just refer to your local electrical repair personnel usually they could either get the same thing or get something similar which will work for it. Hope this solution has been helpful?
On the back of the receiver there are connections, usually record player should be hooked up on Phono slot. If Phono is not available, trying using Aux or another slot that isn't being used. After hooking it up, remember the place you hooked it up, turn on the turntable, play a record, then hit the button on the receiver where the turntable is hooked up.
If there are no specific phono inputs, then a phono pre-amp must be purchased. These usually cost around $20. This pre-amp will boost the signal level to that of a CD player or tape deck so that either a tape input or aux input can be used. Once you have the pre-amp, just connect its output to an open input on the receiver.
Your description is too generic...like taking a car into the shop and saying 'It's broke". If you cannot define the issue you are having in more detail, I'd find a local stereo repair facility and let them examine the unit. It may be a case of something simple due to your lack of familiarity with the unit, and it's possible that there is nothing at all wrong with the unit, and they may be able to inform you on what you're doing wrong and possibly coach you on how to do it right.
you got fiddle with the gramophone by replacing the mechanical winder and diaphragm pickup stylus with the electronic kit to interface with your pioneer amp. Instead you can buy a electronic record player and play those records. because getting the antique gramophone is next to impossible in my place.
All of this applies to nearly any analog consumer audio gear...
If you have any Tape Deck and an Equalizer and only the one Tape Monitor loop you should place the EQ into that Tape Monitor loop, then place the Tape Deck onto one of the probable two Tape Monitors on the EQ as it sounds like you had here...
"When I had it set up with the graphic equaliser,pressing tape monitor on the amp and on the equaliser gave me play backfrom the tape player."
That setup will allow you to apply EQ to any analog source and the tape deck in record or playback mode.
However, if you want to remove the EQ and use the Tape Deck directly on the Tape Monitor just attach the deck's Playback cables to Tape Mon In (Play) and the deck's Record cables to the Tape Mon Out (Rec). Flip the Tape Mon control to hear the tape deck or monitor it while recording.
NEVER plug anything but a turntable into the Phono. It has a preamp that expects a ver ysmall signal from the cartridge AND it also has a severe RIAA Equalization curve which would result in grossly exaggerated frequency extremes if you managedto get a non-LP source into it. Likewise, turntables without internal electronics mut always use the Phono section of a receiver, preamp or integrated amp to get the boost and EQ they need.