Tag Archives: record player

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. This deck is owned by the gentleman who originally purchased it all those years ago and looks like it – it’s almost as good as new.

This particular Dual 601 needed recommissioning after an extended period of more than ten years in storage.… Read more

Luxman PD-555 / Ortofon RD-309 Turntable Set-Up & Service

I have just completed the set-up and service of a gorgeous Luxman PD-555 belt-drive turntable, one of the best high-end turntables money can buy – a true statement piece.

The Luxman PD-555 was at the top of the Luxman range of belt drive decks in the late 70’s and early 80’s. This turntable was a statement product in the true sense in that it had a massive platter, huge main bearing, proper heavy-duty drive motor, phase-locked loop speed stability and massive drive torque, even though the motor does not control the platter directly.… Read more

Rega P5 Belt-Drive Turntable Service

One of my wonderful repeat customers recently purchased a Rega P5 and asked me if I could have a careful look at it for him, servicing anything that needed attention.

My customer delivered the deck a couple of days ago and I am pleased to have now finished the service and inspection. The deck is in very good condition, with no major issues anywhere.… Read more

Common Turntable Question: Service my Old Turntable or Buy a New Deck?

20131118-094152.jpg Common turntable question #1:

Mike – should I spend a little on my old deck or just get rid of it and buy a new one? I get asked this all the time. Is there a simple answer? Well yes, usually there is.

There is nothing new in turntable design and much of the best turntable engineering and design was done back in the 70’s and 80’s.… Read more

Turntable Service in Perth

With the resurgence in vinyl and the growing number of people discovering or rediscovering the joy of high-resolution analog playback, I have been reminded of just how critical it is to have your turntable serviced and set up correctly, by an expert with the right tools and experience to do the job properly.

The number of Perth customers I have been seeing recently has convinced me that turntable setup problems are as common as they always were. … Read more