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 Post subject: Re: The Micro-Perophone Chromogram
PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:13 pm 
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Victor V
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sigurbjorn wrote:
Also I need to see how your looks like around the platter.Between the needle cups have been something on mine but there is only gaps for screws if you understand me


There are no components on the motor board near the needle cups on my machine, and no tell tale screw holes either. What you can see in the picture is one of several Perophone needle tins which I have collected over the years. My first thought is that your machine may have had a plaque from the supplying dealer fixed in this position, but it would be very helpful if you could post pictures.

If you ever rediscover those Perophone ads in the Icelandic press, perhaps you could post those too.

Meanwhile I will keep my eyes open for a spare Chromogram soundbox, but a Meltrope is likely to prove easier to find. What soundbox is fitted at present?

Roger.


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 Post subject: Re: The Micro-Perophone Chromogram
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There you maybe see the place something is missing


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 Post subject: Re: The Micro-Perophone Chromogram
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I don't find any name on this soundbox


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 Post subject: Re: The Micro-Perophone Chromogram
PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:02 am 
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Thankyou for posting the pictures.

I can now see that your tonearm is not fitted with either a weight adjuster or an autobrake actuating lever, both of which are present on mine. This leads me to suspect that the screw holes on your motor board were for another type of autobrake which has since been removed, probably because it became troublesome.

Your soundbox is almost certainly of Swiss origin and predates your machine. A better soundbox designed to cope with electrical recordings will transform the reproduction.


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 Post subject: Re: The Micro-Perophone Chromogram
PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:04 pm 
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Ok, thanks.Now I need to look after weight adjuster and a autobrake actuating lever


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 Post subject: Re: The Micro-Perophone Chromogram
PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:11 am 
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I believe that only the deluxe versions had the weight adjuster, the mounting for which is soldered to the top of the tonearm (see the pictures of mine). If there is no evidence of this on your machine, the chances are that it never had one.

I have seen various designs of autobrake on Chromograms, which work with varying degrees of success. If there is no evidence of a mechanism under the turntable it would be difficult to say what design yours originally had.

Roger


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 Post subject: Re: The Micro-Perophone Chromogram
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Ok,thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: The Micro-Perophone Chromogram
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I would be curious to know opinions concerning the tonal qualities of tubular versus tapered tonearms. Some high-end machines had long tubular tonearms, but the way Victor enforced its tapered tonearm patents, I always figured they must have been superior.


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 Post subject: Re: The Micro-Perophone Chromogram
PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:06 am 
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To most British ears, the tonal qualities of the highly regarded EMG and Expert hand made gramophones have never been bettered. Both firms used long parallel bore tonearms, as does the Micro-Perophone Chromogram.


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 Post subject: Re: The Micro-Perophone Chromogram
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Greetings Earthlings! just time to wish you ALL a pleasant Christmastime, and all good gramophonic wishes for 2015. As I have not posted anything for a year or so, I forgot my password...then after some furious thinking, remembered it! Most interesting to hear from one of my gramophone chums, Roger Mackey, that Iceland has it's very own Micro-Perophone Chromogram machine. I am slowly putting my model 23 back together after returning from the french polisher's. May, sometime in the future, post a picture or two, of it, if I can remember how to add a photograph! Keep up the enjoyment of the forum. Gramophone and record collecting is still a wonderful hobby-I know, I first started in 1963. Alastair Murray.


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