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Old 30th Jun 2020, 7:39 pm   #1
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Default Wow how did that still work

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
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Old 30th Jun 2020, 8:11 pm   #2
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That is unusual to see, replacing it must have improved the volume

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Old 30th Jun 2020, 8:57 pm   #3
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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
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Old 30th Jun 2020, 9:23 pm   #4
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Ooh, snap!
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Old 30th Jun 2020, 11:53 pm   #5
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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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