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Can anyone identify this device, was in a box with two MMC 10E-C cartridges

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Muzzwell
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Muzzwell posted on Fri, Sep 22 2017 10:09 PM

Hello, 

I was hoping someone can identify this please. It came with two MMC 10E-C cartridges and some other bits included in a purchase of an amplifier. The bayonet end is logical, but the length and the three contacts and rather large square end are a mystery. Any help identifying this is appreciated.

Regards, 

Mark


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The photo is cropped so here is the other end.


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9 LEE replied on Fri, Sep 22 2017 11:15 PM

Doesn't look B&O to me, but Martin is probably the person to ask...

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Dillen replied on Sat, Sep 23 2017 10:38 AM

I don't know what it is.
It seems to be hollow - what's inside?

Martin 

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Muzzwell replied on Sat, Sep 23 2017 11:44 AM

It might not be B&O, I was just looking again at the quality of the 4 pins at the bayonet end, they look quite basic. As for whats inside, no idea, it is sealed, has the weight/size ratio of a cartridge. I posted the question on the vinyl engine, maybe someone there has an idea.

 

Thanks.

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chartz replied on Sat, Sep 23 2017 1:03 PM

Some kind of measuring tool, perhaps.

Jacques

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Got a result, 

I did contact the previous owner. He had it in his attic for 35 years and never used it or knew what it was. Someone on the vinyl engine suggested a SME adapter for B&O, further searching revealed SME produced adapters for Decca heads. D.2 and D.3, I think the D.2 is stereo and D.3 mono. Need to do further research.

Thanks for the replies, 

Regards, 

Mark.


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Might be worth a couple of quid! ;-)

http://www.audioscope.net/decca-d2-sme-adaptor-p-2552.html

Ben

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Muzzwell replied on Sat, Sep 23 2017 11:19 PM

Might well be, the Decca enthusiasts are seriously advanced at modding stuff. Hopefully a Japanese gentleman that likes mono is looking for one. That German site is expensive though. Or maybe the rest of us are too cheap. 

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Muzzwell replied on Sat, Sep 23 2017 11:24 PM

Might well be. Those Decca enthusiasts need deep pockets,. Hopefully there is a Japanese gentleman that has a collection of mono heads after one. That site is expensive though. Always get that popping up when searching for stuff. 

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