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    Join Date: Jul 2014

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    I was browsing E Bay the other week (as you do) !! Speakers ,then Amps , then turntables
    Spotted an Aiwa turntable that just interested me, and after a bit of reseach , got to thinking it might be an adequate replacement for some of the other stuff I use (or dont )
    Cut long story short , I paid neigh on sixty pounds , post included for the example on the bay. Yes post included
    I was a bit windy about that but credit where its due ,the double boxing and mass of bubble wrap made sure she arrived in as near perfect condition - which suprised me !!



    It transpired that the arm had gone over to the right side more than it should ,( May have been me pulling the bubble wrap off ,and it hooking in the lifting lever on the headshell !! )which caused it to not want to swing back over to rest position !
    But after removing the base , I saw that the metal runner on the underside of the arm had gone past the end of the microswitch and then caused it to lock behind the plunger fo the switch ! A quick push in with a small screwdriver and it swung back over

    Solid solid heavy base , and adjustable feet as well .

    Whats the cart ??


    Only down side - the original square headed Aiwa shell has been replaced with this - no probs , I have a Shibata AT 95 E I had from Grant that will be going on it hopefully ! Will need to scour E Bay for the right square headshell
    Sexy looking arm ,I thought !!

    Lid is really good too , a few faint scratches but nothing that will not polish out !!

    Going to switch cleaner the pots , and set her up later , but in all the internals look very clean and the caps in good condition , although I shall aim to replace them .
    I only ride 'em, I don't know what makes 'em work

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    Nice find , I like classic TTs , have fun with it
    Music , fills the gaps between silence !

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    Aiwa actualy made a few decent TT's more in the 70's than in the 80's

    This was my old AP2600 which had a composite plinth which weighed a tonne



    As the late Colonel Sanders once said
    "I'm too drunk to taste this chicken!!"

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    Nice one Mike !! Hope you are keeping ok mate??

    The AP 2200 was a 1977 made TT . I think the 2600 was more into the 80's??
    I only ride 'em, I don't know what makes 'em work

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    I'm doing well mate, i'll be starting a couple of hifi upgrade projects myself over the course of the next month or so, i'm looking forward to it.


    As the late Colonel Sanders once said
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    Someone has fitted one of these
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cartridge....c100005.m1851
    I wonder who makes that cart and stylus? The one one the Aiwa looks new to be fair , so even though I will find it a home on my Ferguson belt drive TT ,( that I shall now let go !! ) I havent done badly out of the purchase
    I only ride 'em, I don't know what makes 'em work

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    If the caps look OK and aren't bulging, and the deck spins reliably at the correct speeds, then I'd leave them alone.

    Nice deck - welcome to the Aiwa TT Owners' Club!
    Adam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beobloke View Post
    If the caps look OK and aren't bulging, and the deck spins reliably at the correct speeds, then I'd leave them alone.

    Nice deck - welcome to the Aiwa TT Owners' Club!
    Yes , perhaps a good idea . To be honest I havent had time to check how it all works ,but the 2 big 1000 uf caps look clean and tight , with no obvious bulging. Must deoxit the 4 pots again ,and oil the centre bearing! Put it back together and see whats what !!
    I only ride 'em, I don't know what makes 'em work

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    Well tonight (after the footie disaster) I decided to fire her up.
    Put the bottom back on and checked the tracking weight , and without setting anything else tried it.

    The neon strobe light does not work but is the least of my problems , Speed seemed ok and the platter will spin for ages after I clicked the arm off (Auto return on this TT )
    But the arm refused to drop enough , the lift bar would not drop all the way into the base !
    After I removed the bottom again , I decided to remove the micro switch that is attached to the Rec Syncro socket on the back. I take it this is a function that I dont need , and after adjusting the bracket it sat on and the small pad that must lift the lift bar up , It seemed all ok .
    On retesting the one channel sounds dull, quiet and the audio is shyte
    I did put my continuity tester on the end of the RCA's and the connectors inside the headshell plug and all pos and negs were A OK.
    Not sure if this is the way to do it , but I tried another headshell,same result !!
    Could this be the wiring in the arm despite my test? I feel slightly confused
    I only ride 'em, I don't know what makes 'em work

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    Oh , and an annoying hum lol
    Going to refit my other tt in a minute to check the inputs on my Yamaha amp are good !! Then go from there .
    I only ride 'em, I don't know what makes 'em work

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