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 Post subject: Capehart 16PH55F cartridge help
PostPosted: May Sat 21, 2022 7:46 pm 
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Recently picked up a Capehart 16PH55F and was wondering if anyone knew what cartridge it needs and where I would be able to get one?


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 Post subject: Re: Capehart 16PH55F cartridge help
PostPosted: May Sat 21, 2022 10:53 pm 
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Post photos of the record changer and
what cartridge is in the tonearm.

I believe this would have a Voice of Music changer
in it.

Hotwax

https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/capehart_ ... hca_1.html


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 Post subject: Re: Capehart 16PH55F cartridge help
PostPosted: May Sun 22, 2022 2:06 am 
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Ok..


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 Post subject: Re: Capehart 16PH55F cartridge help
PostPosted: May Sun 22, 2022 11:53 am 
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Contact Gary at the voiceofmusic.com

Also as an FYI, the 45 adapter, the box that has Glaser Steers,on it, is not the correct one for that changer.

The 45 adapter is also available from Gary.


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 Post subject: Re: Capehart 16PH55F cartridge help
PostPosted: May Sun 22, 2022 12:05 pm 
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Looks like Sonotone 2T cartridge, a find sounding cartridge, but not safe for stereo records.


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 Post subject: Re: Capehart 16PH55F cartridge help
PostPosted: May Sun 22, 2022 1:38 pm 
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Thank you for the info!


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 Post subject: Re: Capehart 16PH55F cartridge help
PostPosted: May Sun 22, 2022 5:32 pm 
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We also assume you are going to do the basic
electronics service of components replacement.

Avoid powering up the Capehart before this
service is performed.


Failure to do so may result in expensive damage
to parts of the circuits.

The record changer is a V-M 954
model record changer.

The Sonotone 2-T can be replaced with a
Pfanstiehl P-228 stereo cartridge, for example.

The 2 channels will be jumpered for mono
amplifier use in the Capehart.

Hotwax


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 Post subject: Re: Capehart 16PH55F cartridge help
PostPosted: May Sun 22, 2022 7:18 pm 
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I actually don't know what all I should be doing before operating it safely, as far as servicing? I was told I needed to replace the cartridge and stylus and that was all I was told.


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 Post subject: Re: Capehart 16PH55F cartridge help
PostPosted: May Mon 23, 2022 12:33 am 
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If no one has done recent service:

1. All electroytic, wax covered paper, and plastic
covered capacitors should be replaced.

2. All resistors checked to be wnl of their value
tolerance +/- 10-20 % usually.

3. All wiring checked for insulation degradation,
broken solder joints, et cetera.

4. Tubes checked for function and shorts.
Tube sockets cleaned.

5. Record changer cycling mechanism should
be dis-assembled and cleaned well.
Platter bearings and thrust washers cleaned.

Record changer motor same. Lube with
turbine oil.

New rubber motor mounts and idler wheel if
rubber hardened/glazed.

6. Power and output transformers checked for
internal shorts.

Hotwax


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 Post subject: Re: Capehart 16PH55F cartridge help
PostPosted: May Mon 23, 2022 1:06 am 
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Awesome! Thanks for the help


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