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etype76
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etype76 posted on Mon, Aug 24 2015 5:05 PM

Hello all, I'm new here and live in Japan,

 

My current turntable is a Thorens TD160 with a Rega arm which I restored and it looks great to say it was a spontaneous Ebay purchase. Now I've made another such purchase, a Beogram 8000. I have read enough to realise that these machines need plenty of TLC after 30+ years. 

My first question is basically, What is the first order of business when the turntable arrives? I understand that it is working and in "excellent condition" with a MMC20CL cartridge with the original protector. 

Beyond that, I don't know much else...

Any initial pointers appreciated. 

 

Thanks

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etype76
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Hi all, an update on the Beogram. The broken parts of the tonearm have now been fixed by Rudy using 3D printing! It looks like they'll do the job perfectly. A couple of other issues have also been sorted out, including a large blob of solder which was creating a short...that could've been meUnsure Anyway, you can follow the links if you want to find out more...

 

http://beolover.blogspot.jp/2015/11/beogram-8000-adjusting-horizontal-parallelism-of-tonearm.html

http://beolover.blogspot.jp/2015/11/beogram-8000-repair-of-broken-off-tonearm-carriage-tab.html

http://beolover.blogspot.jp/2015/11/beogram-8000-repair-of-broken-off-tab-from-tonearm-carriage.html

 

 

etype76
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I got the Beogram 8000 back from Rudy. Everything is working and in perfect order! Gladly, the mmc20CL cartridge also seems to be faultless. He also had a Beomaster 6000 that was looking for a new home with terminal remote. So, this is it all set up. 

 

 

 

 


sonavor
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Very nice!

I would say your Beogram has been on quite a journey.

-sonavor

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