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Old 2nd September 2006, 01:21 AM   #1
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Default Russco Studio Pro B

Hi all
Anyone had experience with one of these turntables?
What are your opinions?
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Old 2nd September 2006, 01:26 AM   #2
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When disco hit in the 70s, I used Russco TT's for many installations. Back then about the only thing available that would draw an experienced DJ was a 'radio station' TT. That is, the only DJs with any experience were those that already worked at a radio station. When they had equipment they were familiar with, it was easier to recruit them. In those days, the whole public, on-a-stage sort of DJ experience was so new that everyone including bar owners would do almost anything to get someone who could get things going.

As for the equipment itself, they were built like tanks and designed specifically to reach operating speed in the shortest amount of time. If its been sitting a while, I'd carefully inspect the spindle's bearing and make sure the sleeve and spindle are clean and lubed. Also, these used rubber-based idler wheels. I'd imagine they will need replacment or refurbishing.

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Old 2nd September 2006, 07:38 AM   #3
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Thanks David
Anybody else have experience in using and / or servicing these and knowledge of the availability of replacement parts?
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Rob
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Old 2nd September 2006, 10:39 AM   #4
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Bumped to compensate for time zone differences.
Anyone in Aus / NZ with input?
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Old 2nd September 2006, 01:51 PM   #5
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I have a Russco which is currently in the process of being refurbished. I shall probably replace the high torque AC motor with a smaller, lower noise DC version.
I couldn't find a lot of information, but there's a bit here

The large main bearing and heavy platter surely make them worth tweaking. My first mod was to heavily coat the underside of the platter with damping compound and fit a rubber damping 'belt' to the outer rim: it rings like a bell as standard!
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Old 9th January 2007, 12:43 PM   #6
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I've recently inherited two of these and am looking to refurbish them. In particular I am looking for replacement rubber engine mounts, idler shaft arm and the idler wheel.

Does any one know where spares may be available?
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Old 8th December 2007, 09:13 AM   #7
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hello together,
im owner of a russco studio pro b model. i made a few mods like a new idler-mount, polishing the motor- and platter-bearings, damping of the chassis, rubber-rings on upside of the platter, acrylic tonearm-mount and at least a 50Hz capstan-spindle and 230 V psu, to get best performance.
my opinion is: ive never heard a better sounding record player.
this machine is built for eternity and it sounds like this.

here is the link to my diy-report:
http://www.analog-forum.de/wbboard/t...threadid=31782

for spareparts like idler-wheels, motor-mounts, etc. search ebay usa for a member named "electrosells". he should have any kind of spareparts.
best regards from germany
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Old 13th December 2007, 02:23 PM   #8
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Hi rpapps,

I suggest you post on the Vinyl section of Audio Asylum, www.audioasylum.com. They have a lot of Russco and idler drive experts there, with tons of info on plinths especially.
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