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 Post subject: Need advice on Victor RE45 phono cartridge
PostPosted: Jan Mon 08, 2018 8:19 pm 
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Hi all,
This is the Victor with the Micro-synchronous chassis with 26's and 27's. After finally getting a platter and the motor cleaned and lubed, I thought I would check for output. With the volume control removed, I was able to get sound from the signal tracer, but only on the most sensitive range. The cartridge winding measures 60 ohms. I was able to get 2 microamps AC with the record's loudest passages. But certainly there must be something wrong.
I'm sure that I should already know what the problem is, but this is my first phono/radio without a crystal cartridge. My next one will be a Philco 211 if I can get this one working. I've heard that there are people who refurbish these magnetic cartridges; perhaps someone could recommend a reliable source. Or, maybe I could just use a preamp? But this set is too nice to kludge up Frankenstein-style... Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Need advice on Victor RE45 phono cartridge
PostPosted: Jan Tue 23, 2018 1:06 pm 
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I wd temporarily banana plug the cart up to a compatible mag preamp that's within the range of the cart in question and see if the sound is clear. usually if the cart is blown the sound will be distorted.

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 Post subject: Re: Need advice on Victor RE45 phono cartridge
PostPosted: Jan Wed 24, 2018 4:19 am 
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I have an RE-45 that I refinished before I moved--24 years ago--and haven't restored electronically yet. But in searching around recently I found a site about rebuilding the pickup. It's mostly a matter of replacing internal rubber parts with new, non-petrified rubber. I just searched around briefly and could not find the site but will see if I printed out the info and can find the address.

Chris Campbell


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