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Søren Mexico
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Thanks Menahem, will do, but will have to wait for caps, have some of them but not all. I really hope the ICs are OK

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andre replied on Sun, Jul 27 2014 6:06 PM

I have recently cleaned-up and serviced an absolutely trashed Beogram 3000. The turntable itself is now looking almost as new but its sprung cover was a real challenge and took many, many hours to sand and polish clear again. I thought I'd never see the end of it. Worst of all, both hinge 'ears' were broken off but at least all the parts were there.

There was no way to glue those acrylic bits back on as the force from the torsion wires are simply too strong. Since I have a milling machine, I decided to re-mill the two ears from the same thickness and colour acrylic and nilled them in such a way that there would be roughly 25x25mm extra acrylic for re-glueing them with acrylic glue on the inside of the lid.

Today, the glue has set, and right now, I'm busy trying to figure out how all the sprung bits fit together.

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Hi Andre

We haven't heard from you for a while. How are you doing with your cartridges?

Menahem

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Wouter replied on Fri, Aug 1 2014 8:13 PM

Yesterday I bought my second beomaster 900! Even though it is much smaller than my first beomaster 900, I really like it! Bought it for 15 euros, but the condition wasn't too great...

Before Picture, it smelled terribly as it came from smokers :-(

After disassembling it, I started cleaning, sanding and oiling.

New damping material, new lights.

After reassembling it, I'm really really happy with it! Never thought it would be this good!

Combined with the beogram 1000, perfect!

 

Wouter

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Leslie replied on Fri, Aug 1 2014 8:26 PM

Are you sure the stuff you bought is "damping" material? Looks more like filter material used for ventilators.

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Wouter:
After reassembling it, I'm really really happy with it! Never thought it would be this good!

Welcome to the club! Yes - thumbs up

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Wouter replied on Fri, Aug 1 2014 8:34 PM

Leslie:

Are you sure the stuff you bought is "damping" material? Looks more like filter material used for ventilators.

I'm quite sure as I bought it at speaker&co.

Wouter

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Leslie replied on Fri, Aug 1 2014 8:39 PM

Then it must be damping material. Looks like filter material to me because I'm using this stuff a lot for our Honeywell PLC safety systems which needs to be ventilated. 

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Filter, thermic insulation and sound proofing materials, are very often made from the same materials, the only difference is the price, for sound proofing its more expensive, for thermic insulation cheaper, and for special use like, cut to size for ventilation or air condition filters, the prices are way off limit. I have found the same materials very cheap in sewing supply stores.

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valve1 replied on Sat, Aug 2 2014 6:29 AM

Wouter:
Bought it for 15 euros, but the condition wasn't too great...

Well done on restoration and price.

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Wouter replied on Thu, Aug 7 2014 10:23 PM

valve1:

Wouter:
Bought it for 15 euros, but the condition wasn't too great...

Well done on restoration and price.

Thank you! I really like it! 

Today I've done some cleaning of my latest additions, they look a lot better now. The beogram 4002 was making an awful sound when the tone arm moved to the left and right. The sound came from a bearing, and one drip of sewing machine oil was enough to get it perfect again! When connected to my beocenter 9500 it sounds pretty average, but maybe that is because of the mmc 20E - B...

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Nothing better to do tonight ...

 

and please look on those dishes!?

Who has anything against cheepo IKEA?

I love it...

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Traverso replied on Fri, Nov 14 2014 10:02 PM

Hello, 

Looks easy to do and the result great. Is the weight of IKEA's enough? No need for additional pression?

 

Alain

 

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Traverso replied on Fri, Nov 14 2014 10:02 PM

Hello, 

Looks easy to do and the result great. Is the weight of IKEA's enough? No need for additional pression?

 

Alain

 

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I am really not the pro but I think for the inner ring yes, it is enough...

... and for the outer ring it needs support Wink

Thats what I had at hand Whistle

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... and finished

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Leslie replied on Sun, Nov 16 2014 7:53 AM

Good job Igor, where are these drivers from?

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Let's wait to hear them first but thanks.

Those are from Beovox S-80.2

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Nice set! I have a question about how to hang the P30 on the wall. I was wondering if there is a specific mounting wall set for the P30. Thanks, Vincent

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Orava replied on Sun, Dec 28 2014 12:55 PM

Some sort of magnetic "brake" or so...?

It was loose stucking CD spinlde.

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Wouter replied on Thu, Jan 22 2015 9:28 PM

trying to improve my single beovox 2500. If the result is good I'll do the others too.

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Orava replied on Wed, Feb 18 2015 11:03 AM

Oh yes

                            To do, or not to do?

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What a superb piece of engineering!

No justification on this earth to NOT do it!

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Orava:

Oh yes

                            To do, or not to do?

If you want to keep them than hmmm, maybe ...

But if you want to repair them and sell, you could be very disappointed how low your effort will be paid ...

Those BC5000 are unfortunately not sought after these days Indifferent

Maybe in few years we will see the reincarnation of cassette like we can observe the Vinyl comeback... Than they could be blockbuster again ..

Until then...Beer

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Orava replied on Wed, Feb 18 2015 11:37 AM

Menahem Yachad:

What a superb piece of engineering!

No justification on this earth to NOT do it!

Well, there are horror stories going on...

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Orava replied on Wed, Feb 18 2015 11:38 AM

the_o_master:

 

If you want to keep them than hmmm, maybe ...

But if you want to repair them and sell, you could be very disappointed how low your effort will be paid ...

Those BC5000 are unfortunately not sought after these days Indifferent

Maybe in few years we will see the reincarnation of cassette like we can observe the Vinyl comeback... Than they could be blockbuster again ..

Until then...Beer

And thats not all!

I have third speciment sitting on the self!

From these two, maybe I do one, because the other one is not in very good shape.

 

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Orava:

And thats not all!

I have third speciment sitting on the self!

From these two, maybe I do one, because the other one is not in very good shape.

I have 4 of them Crying , the rosewood and white in good shape, which I would keep...

But all 4 are waiting for a nice day in future on which my technician has nothing on earth to do and will become sadomasochist ...

Till than Beer Beer Beer ...

 

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Orava replied on Wed, Feb 18 2015 12:01 PM

the_o_master:

Orava:

And thats not all!

I have third speciment sitting on the self!

From these two, maybe I do one, because the other one is not in very good shape.

I have 4 of them Crying , the rosewood and white in good shape, which I would keep...

But all 4 are waiting for a nice day in future on which my technician has nothing on earth to do and will become sadomasochist ...

Till than Beer Beer Beer ...

 

I wonder how many there are just sitting on peoples corners...?

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chartz replied on Wed, Feb 18 2015 12:47 PM

I have two 4715, and they have never chewed any tape so far. My favourite cassette deck by far. There's a bit of DIY in them, or should I say craftsmanship, and I just love that. And boy what a clever and massive transport! No silly idler wheels here...

I would like a 4705 three-header though!

Jacques

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Beolover replied on Wed, Feb 18 2015 3:51 PM

I had a very rewarding experience with my Beocord 5000...I listen to it quite a bit and I made a few nice mix tapes...Back to the future...;-)

Rudy

 

 

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Orava replied on Wed, Feb 18 2015 6:20 PM

chartz:

I have two 4715, and they have never chewed any tape so far. My favourite cassette deck by far. There's a bit of DIY in them, or should I say craftsmanship, and I just love that. And boy what a clever and massive transport! No silly idler wheels here...

I would like a 4705 three-header though!

I have two 4715 (on pic) and one 4705

Can touch stripe be removed, or does it "clean" on spot?

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chartz replied on Thu, Feb 19 2015 7:28 AM

The one at left seems to be a 4705... Whistle

 

I cleaned the strips in situ, I think they are glued. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Jacques

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Orava replied on Thu, Feb 19 2015 8:06 AM

chartz:
The one at left seems to be a 4715... Whistle

 

I cleaned the strips in situ, I think they are glued. Correct me if I'm wrong.

They are both 15, in self I have 4705, yes looks like glued.

Varnish is rubbed away partly, so I think I should take all away and then renew it.

 

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TWG replied on Thu, Feb 19 2015 10:22 AM

 I'm actually working on repairing my Terminator T-800 and the Iron Man MK3 busts because both of their LED eyes recently died. Sad

 

 

 

 

 

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Orava replied on Thu, Feb 19 2015 1:38 PM

You could put RGB-leds. That would expand their capability of emotional expressions Big Smile

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I actually are pausing B&O at the moment

I am repair and renovating a complete Telefunken Acusta stereo.
got a complete set with orginal furniture  very cheap

Amp.tuner. R2R and recordeck. 

Its not my pcitre but it looks like this.

http://www.hifi-studio.de/hifi-klassiker/Telefunken/Telefunken_Acusta/Telefunken_250-Acusta-Hifi.jpg 

My re-capped M75 are my precious diamonds.

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Ricardo replied on Sat, Feb 21 2015 12:46 PM

Came upon a stash of old radio dins so I repaired one of my broken Antenna

 

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Orava replied on Wed, Feb 25 2015 8:33 AM

Whaats purpose of this? Some sort of loose tape cutter?

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RaMaBo replied on Wed, Feb 25 2015 11:07 AM

Hi Orava,

 

seems to be a nice second use of this 'blades'  Big Smile

The main use is to rotate and influence the Hall sensor (small black cube with two soldered wires) right behind. This sensor gives pulses for each 'cutting edge' when they pass by. Based on those pulses the deck control logic knows whether the tape is still moving or blocked (or cut).

 

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Orava replied on Wed, Feb 25 2015 11:30 AM

Oh, didnt notice Hal...

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