Project includes fault finding and a repair process for a couple of in between unrelated malfunctions, which should be common in those units. Full write-up of restoration process, including recap and final assembly. Lots of pics!
Having this turntable for some time now, I didn’t made any in depth measurements because… well, it sounded good and that’s it. Now that it’s for sale, I decided to make a sample case out of it. Here you’ll find four parts with different aspects of turntable quality parameters and their comprehensive analysis. There are few how-to’s and plenty audible demonstrations present. Quite a lot of time and effort went to this, so I hope it will serve good for those who like to diy their turntable upgrades and want to evaluate their efforts in a quantifiable way. Also this will serve as reference for future projects and turntable measurements on this site.
In depth overall restoration of DUAL 1218 turntable. Project includes repair, maintenance and general servicing tips for this German vintage.
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A little taste of idler sound – DUAL 1218
After having couple direct drive turntables over years I felt real cravings for something new. Something exciting! So I couldn’t think of anything better then delving into somewhat controversial type of idler-wheel tables. Now I should explain my self what sort of controversy I’m talking about here, because there always is one in audio….
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Site is up and looking more or less what I want. It’s still clean and spacious here, that makes me almost pity to spoil it, but I will ! During next couple months I will upload content ad-hock to different sections. Feel free to subscribe if you feel like it :) There is a lot of original quality content coming up…