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Old 24th July 2004, 09:26 PM   #1
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Cool New look for my DJ decks

There comes the time when you remember the days you've been spinning records as a DJ... when you take your MK2's from the shelf just to see whether they still work... When you cannot resist the temptation of hooking them up to your high end system... Hell, those old house records still work

But... those turntables were too expensive to look like this! Time for a new finish... Here's the result:

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Old 24th July 2004, 09:27 PM   #2
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The pitch ornament was damaged when I prepared the cases for finishing, and the spare part hasn't arrived yet.

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Old 24th July 2004, 09:29 PM   #3
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Old 25th July 2004, 03:02 AM   #4
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Nice paint-job !

I had a MkII, that I added some weight & damping to the bottom-base; filling some of the "slots" with lead & hot-melt glue...
However, the tone-arm is the area that needs most attention.
A rewire helps a lot.

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Old 25th July 2004, 12:30 PM   #5
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Those older Ortofon cartridges really suck. Their contacts are too short to make a reliable electrical connection. DJs used to wet them, which in the long run corrodes the contacts in the tone arm.

Ortofon fixed the issue with the newer cartridges.

Rewiring the tonearm is a good idea. I think I'll go balanced. The most audible difference made my DIY mixer with better phono preamps, though.
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