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Old 1st November 2012, 04:32 AM   #11
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I live in Canada. We are not stuuuupid enough to give away stuff like that for free.
:P yep, It wasn't able to keep a high enough speed, so I done some reading and as it turns out a quick and easy fix is to simply re-solder all contacts on the main board and on the motor PCB and walla, works perfect again.

Mine could do with a recapping though, on the as-yet-to-do list!
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Old 1st November 2012, 04:46 AM   #12
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For my money, a technics 1200 is fantastic value. its a really solid piece of gear, heaps of spares and it spins records very accurately and quietly. And that's about all you need.
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Old 7th November 2012, 04:44 AM   #13
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For my money, a technics 1200 is fantastic value. its a really solid piece of gear, heaps of spares and it spins records very accurately and quietly. And that's about all you need.
Yup indeed all I want. I highly doubt that another more expensive table will sound much better to my ears in sound quality.
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Old 9th November 2012, 09:23 PM   #14
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Congrats the Technics are a great TT. A couple of tips though, I remove the lid completely during playback as it acts like a big ear feeding the music back to the cart smearing the sound. Try this experiment.. Lower the stylus onto the record with the platter stationary and the volume turned up high. Now clap your hands or tap the shelf were the TT is located. What happens is a hum loop starts getting louder and louder. Your clap or tap is collected by the lid and fed into the plinth and then the cart, the sound comes out of the speakers louder repeating the loop louder each time. With music playing this constant looping smears the music. Now try the experiment again with no lid and it is impossible to get the hum loop going even tapping the TT itself.
Your Stanton is an OK cart but the Technics deserves better in the long run.
Great find though your Technics really looks mint!!
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Old 9th November 2012, 09:46 PM   #15
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If You want to get decent sound out of your 1200, I suggest you invest in a decent turntable support. For instance a simple braced dedicated shelf. on a solid supporting wall will make a massive difference to your music.
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Old 14th November 2012, 04:12 AM   #16
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thanks for advice
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Old 25th November 2012, 02:04 PM   #17
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Congratulations on your find! I recently acquired an SL-1200 as well, I love the 'table. Yours is very clean! It should last you a lifetime. They are great.

A few things -

Yes, look into wall mounts. They are fantastic and solve lots of issues. There is a clear change in sound and performance with a good shelf. A bad one is no better than a flimsy floor stand, however...

The -1200 is very sensitive to platter mats, and the stock rubber one is fairly boring sounding. Play around with different mats, and see what works for you. I am sure, however, that you won't keep the stock one after you have tried some 'good' mats. (Felt, however, sounds awful on it.)
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Old 25th November 2012, 10:29 PM   #18
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I have this plan to take a thick billet of aluminum, mount the 1200 bearing and board on it. Cover the lot with suitable wood. Remount the platter, possibly take the black squares of the side first on the lathe. Mount the PSU in a seperate box.
I am doubtful it will make much difference to the sound but it will impress the **** out of my girlfriend. A diy direct drive turntable!!!
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Old 26th November 2012, 01:05 AM   #19
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The rubber mat is actually needed for extra mass and damping the ringy platter so it should not be replaced, but you can put other mats over it. Felt actually works quite will with this arrangement, ie over the stock rubber.
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Old 26th November 2012, 01:27 AM   #20
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Felt actually works quite will with this arrangement, ie over the stock rubber.
Aha! I never thought of that -- I wil try it!

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