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    Default Goldring G99 - A Resto too far 8-<>

    Pt 1 - Introduction

    I could not refuse this G99 at the price I paid. I hope you lot are in for the long haul as I'm going to need a lot of patience sourcing spare parts for this beauty. This unit came from Kent and it looks like it's been stripped for another resto project. Not to worry I couldn't see this deck fester for any longer so I decided to take the plunge and buy it.

    This is what the deck looked like from straight out of the box.

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    The G99 is a little more complex than the GL75 but only because it has slightly more features. This was the Rolls Royce of the Lenco idlers. I stripped the deck ready for refurbing the plinth and additional parts.

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    A quick scrub over with some warm soapy water and a little pure alcohol to get rid of any sticky residue and grime. The deck looks a lot better already.

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    That's it so far. This deck really is a horror story and I have some real cringe worthy photo's for you lot over the next few months (or maybe years).

    Stay tuned folks.
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    Was this from eBay? If it were I think it was an auction I kept an eye on just in case It does look pretty dire, but some clean up and maintenance could do wonders and I guess most of important mechanical parts are interchangeable with an L75?

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    I've had one of those Andy and a G88. I left them standard as they were in mint nick. I'll be interested to see what you do with this. They are lovely units.
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    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by helma View Post
    Was this from eBay? If it were I think it was an auction I kept an eye on just in case It does look pretty dire, but some clean up and maintenance could do wonders and I guess most of important mechanical parts are interchangeable with an L75?
    Yes from eBay. Just wait till you see the rest of the photographs! A lot of the 75 and 99 are interchangable but I want to keep as much of this original as possible.

    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    I've had one of those Andy and a G88. I left them standard as they were in mint nick. I'll be interested to see what you do with this. They are lovely units.
    It's just going to be a complete stock refurb, nothing fancy, no modding, no tweaking just a faithful resto. I've already refurbed a classic tonearm for this project (more phot's later).
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    Oh dear Andy , you sure do like a challenge mate I have no doubts whatsoever that you will turn this around though

    Please clear your inbox mate .
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    Quote Originally Posted by brian2957 View Post
    Oh dear Andy , you sure do like a challenge mate I have no doubts whatsoever that you will turn this around though

    Please clear your inbox mate .
    Lets hope so, inbox now cleared.
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    I used to have a couple of G99s, both of which I sold on to a member and an ex-member here. Nice decks: very quick start and speed settling time; very wide speed adjustment range, and ample opportunity for fettling. Commisioned by Goldring from Lenco to be an alternative to the Garrard 301/401, it will be intereresting to read of your thoughts of the comparison.

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    In reviews of the time, the G99 performed better than the 301.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hifi_dave View Post
    In reviews of the time, the G99 performed better than the 301.
    I liked my G99 better than my 301.
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

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    Tonights update - The Goldring Resto Pt 2 - A survery of the damage to the deck.

    OK, big deep breath, here we go ....

    Speed selection switch knackered, might be able to salvage?


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    Idler arm rubber dampener kaput!

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    Motor spindle corroded and knackered.

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    Bearing spindle knackered.

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    See I told you all it was bad and I havent even finished with the rest of the pictures! As bad as it may seen all this damage is pretty easy to sort out. The motor/bearing and idler arm being a piece of cake. The speed selector switch might need a little lateral thinking but I'm sure we can think of something. Tonights work is assessing damage to the top plate. I might just do a complete re-strip and repaint from fresh. Check out Pt 3 for more horrors!
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    SS CD Teac VRDS25X(Mega Modded) DAC Caiman SEG+Anker PSU DECK 1210 Mat Analouge Studio Crystal Mods MN Base/Bearing/Platter+Ebony arm Board Feet Isonoe PSU Paul Hynes SR7EHD-27XL/DCSXL Ag DC lead/Jaeger(low-impedance) connector/3 StageRegs/Recapped PCB+No Pitch/Strobe/Light ARM SME V(Kondo Ag Rewire&Tags) MCOrtofon Cadenza Black CABLES Arm Yannis SPD-4 IC Yannis 222 Litz+Ag bullets Power WAR PRE ATC SCA2 SPEAKERS ATC 50ASL STANDS Atacama PHONO Sugden Masterclass PA4 SUT Ortofon ST80SE POWER PSAudio P10

    Valve PRECroft Epoch(Mega Modded) AMP Sondex S100 SPEAKERS Tannoy 15"MG+RFC Warwick cabs+ Reference XO DECK Garrard301 MatTeunto GunMetal Bearing401 PlinthMoldovan Arm SME 3012(Ikeda Ag wired) PSUPheonix PSU+Tachomter MCAg Meister SPU/DECCA Maroon CABLESArm Yannis 420.5 Litz+ Speaker3mm2Ag IC Oyaide FTVS-510 AgWBT 0110Ag Phonostage4Box Paradise


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