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Old 2nd Aug 2020, 1:38 pm   #1
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Default Dansette Severn

I am currently servicing one of these for my own use. I have ordered a new stylus and greased the motor . The automatic play mechanism and the bearings in the turntable. This was seized so I had to heat it up with a hair dryer.

The amplifier seems to be OK it only has an output valve which I think is an EL84. Rectification is by diode(s). For the sake of being thorough I am looking for a circuit diagram to check the amp, I can't see one for sale on the usual sites and wondered if the Severn is covered by another model.
thanks Alex
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Old 2nd Aug 2020, 1:49 pm   #2
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Default Re: Dansette Severn

Dansette used a range of standard circuits in their record players and often different circuits were used in the same player.

The Dansette Major de Luxe fitted with a 14-3 amplifier fits your description as having only a single EL84 valve along with a metal rectifier.

Dansette circuits here:-
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Old 3rd Aug 2020, 9:57 am   #3
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Default Re: Dansette Severn

This is a late model Dansette from 1966. The circuit for this is very simple, essentially the same as for the Tempo and Bermuda. It was made with a contact-cooled rectifier. If it now has diodes, it has been modified. The valve is an EL84. It has an unusually sized 8" x 4" speaker.
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