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nigelr2000 30th Jun 2020 8:39 pm

Wow how did that still work
 
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I had an HMV Record Player in for repair today, the customer said the volume had dropped off. I tried it and it was a bit low but the quality sounded OK but look what I found when I opened it.
A 400 Microfarad Callins with the top off so might have been a bit dried out :) I am amazed it still worked, it was the speaker coupling cap on the output. Photos included for amusement

DMcMahon 30th Jun 2020 9:11 pm

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That is unusual to see, replacing it must have improved the volume :)

David

nigelr2000 30th Jun 2020 9:57 pm

Re: Wow how did that still work
 
I certainly improved it, had it on full volume when I powered it up again and got feedback straight away from the deck being clampted down. It was one of those with an AD161/162 pair and it was really nice and loud

Kentode 30th Jun 2020 10:23 pm

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Ooh, snap! ;D

AC/HL 1st Jul 2020 12:53 am

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They're a well known replace on sight component. Poor sealing but not usually as bad as that.


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