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Old 21st September 2014, 08:50 PM   #1
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Default Opinions sought - should I mod a Sony PS-X45 table?

It's a Craig's list find, 40 bucks, and came with a Grado black cartridge. It works well enough, but I really don't need the automatic functions. It seems like removing the mechanics for the auto functions, moving the power transformer to external, and adding dampening to the chassis would be an improvement and not very difficult. I'm seeking opinions and suggestions.
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Old 22nd September 2014, 01:03 AM   #2
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Seems like good ideas across the board. It was inexpensive enough that should it not go well you are not out a lot.

How about some pictures, could you for example transfer the motor and electronics (sans transformer) to a solid diy plinth? Or too ambitious?
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Old 22nd September 2014, 10:55 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response, kevinkr. I have torn it apart at this point and will reassemble it to the original plinth to check operation. If it checks okay , I will take measurements for a diy plinth. I will try to get some pictures posted, soon.
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Looking forward to seeing your progress. I like turntable projects obviously..
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Old 9th October 2014, 11:54 PM   #5
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After long hard thought I decided to keep the old plinth and save money for a better table. The conversion to manual for this table is done, I just need to install new switch for on /off and speed, then tidy up the cosmetics.
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