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 Post subject: Electromatic 606 Record Player Pick-Up Cartrige
PostPosted: Aug Fri 17, 2018 12:12 am 
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Hi everyone. I'm currently on 1946 Electromatic #606 Radio / Record Player combo. I've recapped and replaced the Dog Bone resistors and the radio and amplifier works very well now.

I'm working on the record player portion now and I am stuck on the cartridge. I know they degrade with temperature variation and time and this one needs to be rebuilt. I've read that the components needed for the rebuild are no longer available.

Question: Are their any other methodologies for the rebuilding of this cartridge?

I've read about using Piezo Elements for the rebuild but I am unable to locate any specific instructions or training materials. I'm attaching a picture of the pick-up cartridge. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Electromatic 606 Record Player Pick-Up Cartrige
PostPosted: Aug Fri 17, 2018 12:32 am 
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Did you happen to do a search on this forum using
key words ?
I've found quite a few threads using "crystal cartridge rebuild".

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 Post subject: Re: Electromatic 606 Record Player Pick-Up Cartrige
PostPosted: Aug Fri 17, 2018 12:37 am 
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I did do a search and it appears this cartridge is different from a crystal type. It has a needle that is routinely replaced like the old Victrolas.


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 Post subject: Re: Electromatic 606 Record Player Pick-Up Cartrige
PostPosted: Aug Fri 17, 2018 4:31 am 
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Nope, that's a plain-jane Astatic 3 volt crystal cartridge, nothing special about it. Whenever I get one that doesn't work (which is 99% of the time), it goes in the trash.

Gary at The Voice Of Music still sells crystal cartridges that have the 1/2" mounting arrangement like that one does. They have lower output (usually 2 volts), but your radio has a preamp stage, so that won't be a problem.

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 Post subject: Re: Electromatic 606 Record Player Pick-Up Cartrige
PostPosted: Aug Fri 17, 2018 11:36 am 
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The Astatic L-70 puts out 1 volt and tracks at 1-1/4 ounces.


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 Post subject: Re: Electromatic 606 Record Player Pick-Up Cartrige
PostPosted: Aug Fri 17, 2018 11:43 am 
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+1 for voice of music.....in my experience, if Gary doesn't have a solution, then it doesn't exist......:)

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 Post subject: Re: Electromatic 606 Record Player Pick-Up Cartrige
PostPosted: Aug Fri 17, 2018 3:56 pm 
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tubes4life wrote:
Nope, that's a plain-jane Astatic 3 volt crystal cartridge, nothing special about it. Whenever I get one that doesn't work (which is 99% of the time), it goes in the trash.

Gary at The Voice Of Music still sells crystal cartridges that have the 1/2" mounting arrangement like that one does. They have lower output (usually 2 volts), but your radio has a preamp stage, so that won't be a problem.


Thank you very much. I'm just now learning about these old phonographs and will check out Gary at The Voice Of Music.


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