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Old 20th October 2002, 11:51 AM   #1
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Hi vynil lovers,


I bought yesterday a 1257 Dual, supended sub and ULM arm as I found out in the dual page. I paid 9 euro (yes, nine euro). The cartridge and stylus was in bad condition, but the rest of the tt is in pristine condition!!!

I'm thinking about to fit a good cartridge, and maybe to build a new chassis, but don't know if it's worth the effort, Does anybody know this turntable?
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Old 21st October 2002, 07:09 PM   #2
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Don't know it, but once I came accross this: http://www.manualgenius.com/ser.shtml

If it may help....Good luck
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Old 21st October 2002, 07:38 PM   #3
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Hello,

Looks a lot like a DD TT for DJ with built-in stroboscope.
I would try to find a decent cartridge for it first (Shure,Stanton for example) then see if you will still want to build a chassis for it.

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Old 20th September 2004, 05:00 PM   #4
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Hello Raka,

I have a Dual 522 and I have found a 1257. The concept is the same, but 522 is little better.
Dual 1257 is a good turntable but need some modifications. First, you need a Dual "G adapter", with it you can mount any 1/2" cartridge. I don't know if you have these adapter, but you can find it at www.phonophono.de for only 15.
For cartridge, you can find a AT95E for 26/30 in Germany and it's a marvelous cartridge for the ridiculous price.
Make a good and heavy chassi and put tar under the tt.
With good cables and RCA connecteur you will have a very good tt.

Don't forget to lubricate what need to be

Dual is less know and have a less reputation than Thorens but it's a mistake, Dual have made a lot of very good cheap TT. My 522 modified with valve preamp and valve amp with full range is very good.

Cordialy

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Old 20th September 2004, 05:14 PM   #5
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Looks a lot like a DD TT for DJ with built-in stroboscope
Frank, what are you smoking? It's belt driven and suspended. You're either not into cheap TTs or not into DJs or both

Raka, it's a nice secondary TT but not really worth building a plinth for. Which reminds me to really get my 701 plinth going.
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Old 20th September 2004, 05:20 PM   #6
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Default ULM/OPS cartridge recommendations

The Dual ULM/OPS tonearms require a very low mass cartridge. Ortofon were the original suppliers to Dual, and the OBM10 is inexpensive here in Canada.

I think it must be able to purchased for Euro$35 or so.

The brass weight must be removed from the top of the cartridge for use in either of these tonearms.

As to wether or not to use it as a primary deck, there may be better but for so little money there is no risk in starting back into vinyl ( or a complete introduction).

Good luck

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As to wether or not to use it as a primary deck, there may be better but for so little money there is no risk in starting back into vinyl
Raka has a nice Thorens 160 afaik
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and don't you eat that yellow snow from where the Eskimo puppies go

I knew Nanook sounded familiar...
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Old 20th September 2004, 08:16 PM   #9
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Raka has a nice Thorens 160 afaik

Yes, peter, you are right. A nice Mk1 now with a rewired by my rega arm, and the famous power supply. Long time we talked, busy with my dipoles. I miss that spelling war do you remember?

BTW, the dual went as a gift to my brother.
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Old 20th September 2004, 09:45 PM   #10
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busy with my dipoles. I miss that spelling war
Ah, Knappertsbusch playing Khachaturian? Don't remember it as a war though.

Have no recollection of any dipoles; too busy for a full disclosure?

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