Europe: Dynavector DV-23RS repair - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Source & Line > Analogue Source

Analogue Source Turntables, Tonearms, Cartridges, Phono Stages, Tuners, Tape Recorders, etc.

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 16th July 2007, 02:02 PM   #1
oshifis is offline oshifis  Hungary
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Default Europe: Dynavector DV-23RS repair

I have two of the above named MC cartridges, both one channel broken. DV used to have a replacement service, but they haven't got this cartridge in their product line any longer. They offer DV-17D which is for me too expensive even when they count in the old cart. Anybody knows a specialized firm who can fix them?
  Reply With Quote
Old 19th September 2007, 02:47 PM   #2
oshifis is offline oshifis  Hungary
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Anybody has some experience with retipping services? I've heard of Van den Hul was/is doing cartridge revitalization, is it worth contacting him? Or some other firm in this field?
  Reply With Quote
Old 19th September 2007, 03:05 PM   #3
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Gorizia
You can try contacting Roberto Torlai in Italy. He is the best italian expert in phono cartridge repair.

www.torlai.it

Regards,
Boris
  Reply With Quote
Old 19th September 2007, 03:11 PM   #4
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: London
Default Re: Europe: Dynavector DV-23RS repair

Sorry to be the harbinger, but from what I gather, losing a channel on an MC means the single strand of coil- wire from the cantilever/coil to the cartridge body has broken, and the only practical way to fix it is a complete rewind (of both channels) - very tricky.

As far as I know only a handful of individuals on Earth are capable of this work, so unfortunately most people regard such damage as terminal (or very expensive), unless the manufacturer still exchanges them.

from van den Hul's website;

Quote:
................... This is a totally one-man operation carried out from van den Hulís own home in Holland. He completes all the stylus re-tipping and cartridge modifications ó rewinding the coils, changing the rubber and so on ó by hand with no mechanised aids whatsoever. He has attempted to train apprentices in his skills but the last such person to be taken on managed to ruin 11 out of a group of 20 cartridges. Van den Hul has since carried-out all the work re-tipping cartridges himself!
  Reply With Quote
Old 19th September 2007, 08:59 PM   #5
diyAudio Member
 
Panicos K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
oshifis how both cartridges have the same damage?Maybe it is better to look for the reason before you repair them.Is there any possibility that your phono stage has any dc that might have damaged the coils?If this is the reason it will happen again.
  Reply With Quote
Old 20th September 2007, 08:45 AM   #6
oshifis is offline oshifis  Hungary
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Budapest, Hungary
I definitely know that one damage was caused by DC current from the MC preamplifier. I replaced it since then. The cause of the other break is unknown.
  Reply With Quote
Old 20th September 2007, 07:15 PM   #7
diyAudio Member
 
Panicos K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Hello again,I know that you must have checkd things carefully,but as a last thing before you take any decisions,check with cartridge disconnected, continuity from headshell wires to arm cable RCA plugs.Once,I thought my cartridge had a problem and in the end it was one of the headshell wire clips.If eventually the cartridge is the problem,think before any repair,coil replacement IS a costly service.In fact you might find the exchange service offered by Dynavector not so expensive.If you want,you may e-mail me at kontemeniotis@cytanet.com.cy maybe I can help in some way.
  Reply With Quote
Old 22nd September 2007, 01:21 PM   #8
oshifis is offline oshifis  Hungary
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Budapest, Hungary
I checked them (with 100 k resistor in series, just to be safe), and they are dead. Unfortunately thy are not in production any more. The 17D with diamond cantilever is the closest upgrade/replacement possibility, but it is way more expensive.
  Reply With Quote
Old 4th June 2008, 03:57 PM   #9
oshifis is offline oshifis  Hungary
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Should I contact Mr Van den Hul? I would also trade in one of the cartridges in return to rewinding the other. Anybody has a good idea?
  Reply With Quote
Old 4th June 2008, 04:19 PM   #10
AuroraB is offline AuroraB  Norway
diyAudio Member
 
AuroraB's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Norway, -north of the moral circle..
What is the cost for retipping/cantilever...?
I too have a DV23 .....
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dynavector P-75 mods rmihai Analogue Source 1 23rd January 2008 09:20 AM
dynavector DV 505 luigilamarca Vendor's Bazaar 0 10th January 2008 01:52 PM
FS Dynavector DV20xH Illusus Swap Meet 0 8th May 2005 07:17 PM
Fountek Ribbons Group Buy (Europe, but maybe not only Europe?) Carondimonio Group Buys 34 24th October 2004 08:10 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:06 PM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2