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Old 31st Aug 2019, 3:56 pm   #21
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That's very interesting regarding Garrard decks being made at the BSR works, Sharon.
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Old 31st Aug 2019, 3:58 pm   #22
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I would never have believed that untill someone told me

Something else also proving difficult to find is a Garrard RC1
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Old 31st Aug 2019, 4:00 pm   #23
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Yes I do like Garrards but I don't want to let the HMV Beat me
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Old 31st Aug 2019, 4:02 pm   #24
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Something else also proving difficult to find is a Garrard RC1
Wasn't that the one that supposedly was made for the American market but the consignment being shipped during the war was lost at sea and only one prototype remains? They were a work of art!
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Old 31st Aug 2019, 4:45 pm   #25
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I don't think so
I've had one a long time ago
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Old 31st Aug 2019, 7:32 pm   #26
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Another autochanger that I like is the Collaro Conquest, just watching them work is a delight in itself.
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Old 1st Sep 2019, 9:39 am   #27
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I have a Collaro Conquest, but I collect 78RPM only decks such as the Collaro RC500
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Old 21st Jan 2020, 7:38 pm   #28
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I'm working on an HMV 1604 radiogram and found a later rim drive deck (45000AG) in better condition that the original one (45000AS) which has the Hysteresis motor and gearbox.

But - not sure what the value shown for the motor capacitors is on the service sheet - see photo attached. Is it 0.6uF?

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Old 22nd Jan 2020, 3:16 pm   #29
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I've now got the motor out and am beginning to dismantle it. The good news is that all 4 coils are intact. Although the two capacitors referred to above are reading just over 1uF, I'm not sure that I trust them, so will replace them (as I did with the original deck). Are they supposed to be 0.6uF??

Not yet sure how the rim drive works - what keeps the pressure on the gimbled motor so that the rubber bush on the drive shaft presses adequately against the inner rim of the turntable?

And - why is there no input transformer on the later deck?? Was the cartridge different??

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Old 22nd Jan 2020, 3:18 pm   #30
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A couple more photos!!
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Old 14th Feb 2020, 12:05 pm   #31
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Well I have worked on another EMI Autochanger
Having finshed I'm delighted to say it works perfectly
Is this an older model than the deck I am having problems with?
If so it's ten times better
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