Dual 1219 Idler-Drive Turntable Major Service & Repair

Every so often, a customer brings me something that reminds me just how much I love vintage hi-fi. The Dual 1219 idler-drive turntable is just such a piece. The Dual 1219 idler-drive turntable is a relic from an era when almost everything was made out of metal and wood. The…

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Dual 1228 Turntable Service & Headshell Problems

The Dual 1228 idler-drive turntable is a great entry-level deck that is just a little cooler than many others around. You do however need to be aware of a few of the problems that can occur with this and other Dual turntables from this era.  A customer recently delivered his…

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Dual 601 Belt-Drive Turntable Service

I've just had a classic Dual 601 belt-drive turntable on my bench, in for a major service and it's almost as good as new. This particular Dual 601 needed recommissioning after an extended period of more than ten years in storage. The automatic tonearm functions were not working correctly and…

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