Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by TONEPUB, May 19, 2007.
Just curious if there was a thread about this before...
Thanks for the help!
Thanks! Nice touch that they show you how to pack a turntable for shipping.
Very cool. Gonna get to work cleaning up my 1228!
I love Dual turntables. They're so elegant in the original plinths.
Currently using a 1215 but have worked my way through a 1009 and 1219 over the past few years.
That site is run by my friend, Allan Moore. He's a great guy, and I dig his web site!
That last link is no longer working. There is a link on The Vinyl Engine where you can download the owner's manual. You have to register to access the downloads, but registration is free.
I have a Dual 1019 that I'm totally in love with.
Yeah, Vinylengine has been a godsend for me, just went vintage Dual recently myself.
A German website run by Dennis Rollinger.
It's in German, but at least you can browse the pictures and gallery.
I love my 1249 !!
Just today I ordered replacement parts for the automatic function of my 701.
Since I got a 1237 with a fine working automatic I don't want to be without it. The tonearm lifts up, but no sideways movement - same at the end of the record - it lifts up and falls down often skipping the outrun groove and sliding over the label. Very annoying esp, when your stylus is a MC cart costing 400 bucks ..
So I checked some DUAL boards and found out it this a very common problem. 2 small rubber caps are missing that are needed on top of the 2 so called Steuerpimpel; so i was extremely happy to find a place that sells these caps and other DUAL spare parts .
https://ssl.kundenserver.de/s859256...sh=3B spare parts/product_overview.shopscript
Be careful when taking out the DUAL from the chassis and check if these caps are intact and hat they don't get lost when putting it back together.
I messed my Dual 1219 up a few years ago when I forgot to lock it down and I tilted it to look at something underneath. Everything went crazy and the auto function now is very iffy. Worked awesome before. I put something back in place that I thought got moved, but it didn't fix it totally. I have no idea what goes where underneath so I am pretty lost. It's been sitting unused for 2 years now.
I have 2 perfectly functioning DUAL turntables as well. CS-721 and CS-750.
Dual 506-1 here with an Ortofon OM/Digitrac 200 NE mongrel cart. I often like it more than my Music HAll mmf-5.
Your DUAL 506 was German-made while the Music Hall MMF-5 was no doubt Chinese-made ...
Okay , this is what you can do - open the chassis once again, first make sure the 3 safety locks are opened and you move them beyond the safety position - then take out the springs and cables. Of course lifting the platter is a good idea in the first place.
Next check the mechanic by moving the wheel and the tonearm and watch what is happening. After a while you will get an idea how things actually work together.
One "Steuerpimpel" rules the up and down movement of the Tonearm - that is the one with the white plastic cap in the second foto below :
the other is more important and rules the sideway movement - this is the clear rubber cap with a vulcan shape best seen on the first foto .
Just check if that rubber is still on the metal pin or not...the pictures are from a 701; but the principle is the same on all DUAL mechanics.
Often the caps are black (and even more often they are missing, lost from taking the table out of the chassis or simply rotten or fading away from use..)
These parts are not made for eternity, like the rest of the DUAL.
To get the automatic working exactly like you need it with your cart there is a screw that rules this. You find that under the knob for the speed choice..
Good luck !
I have a Dual 721 that I'll probably bring into Innovative Audio in CT for a tuneup soon. I'd like to replace the stock phono cables, which are looking pretty worn. (They were pretty cheesy looking to start with.) I need four feet or so in length, which is what my stock cables are. Can anyone recommend phono cables that I can buy that would be affordable, but better than what the repair guys might put on? Thanks!
for AR turntables and some thorens.
What's that got to do with Dual turntables?
I use a Dual 510 with a Denon DL-160 cart thru a Quicksilver Audio Preamp, and then into a vintage EICO HF-81. If I say so myself, the sound is spectacular. I play mainly older stuff, and this combination just gives that retro "glow", BUT with todays clarity and detail.
Thanks for the info. I will have to see what I can do with it.
Nothing at all! Sorry, overlooked the Dual part of the question.
My 721 is giving some loud hum most of the time when I lift and move the tonearm toward the platter. My sense is the cable needs to be replaced. Otherwise, the TT is mechanically very sound. Where is Innovative Audio? Do you have any experience with the shop?
Anybody know where I might get a vintage Dual turntable worked on here in Southeast Michigan? I inherited a beautiful old 1229 that probably needs some reconditioning.
Also currently using a 1228 I found at a garage sale for $5 and had reconditioned at a local electronics store quite a few years ago. Love that old warhorse. Unfortunately, they don't do that kind of service anymore.
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