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 Post subject: Re: Victor Orthophonic Reproducer Question
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:42 pm 
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I would send it to Wyatt for a complete overhaul. He did mine - excellent !!


I second this! Wyatt does a fantastic job (Micamonster on the forum). And, he is pretty quick at it as well.
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 Post subject: Re: Victor Orthophonic Reproducer Question
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:13 pm 
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I ended up picking this reproducer up on eBay for $30. Great price. Others here have raved about it! So I am waiting for it to come in now!


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 Post subject: Re: Victor Orthophonic Reproducer Question
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:17 pm 
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That's a nice reproducer. I almost bought it myself. The advice you've gotten about having one professionally restored is something you should consider. I think this is maybe the 3rd reproducer you've purchased. Maybe it'll be o.k., but chances are, it will need work too. It's possible that by the time you're done, you'll have paid out enough to have had one restored, but still not have a good one.

Whatever route you take, I hope you end up with something you can enjoy.


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 Post subject: Re: Victor Orthophonic Reproducer Question
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:33 pm 
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JerryVan wrote:
That's a nice reproducer. I almost bought it myself. The advice you've gotten about having one professionally restored is something you should consider. I think this is maybe the 3rd reproducer you've purchased. Maybe it'll be o.k., but chances are, it will need work too. It's possible that by the time you're done, you'll have paid out enough to have had one restored, but still not have a good one.

Whatever route you take, I hope you end up with something you can enjoy.

Thanks!! The seller stated it works fine and offered a 30 money back guarantee. So we shall see. At this point I am confident enough to rebuild myself. I have learned a ton over the past 2 weeks about these reproducers. I've done everything but remove the needle bar. But yeah I feel confident this one is going to sound great.


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 Post subject: Re: Victor Orthophonic Reproducer Question
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:57 pm 
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I will say right now that it has been dropped. This later style portable soundbox doesn’t have a diaphragm spider, but the needle bar is soldered to diaphragm in Center. Zoom in. Center of diaphragm is all wrinkled up.
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 Post subject: Re: Victor Orthophonic Reproducer Question
PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:26 am 
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MicaMonster wrote:
I will say right now that it has been dropped. This later style portable soundbox doesn’t have a diaphragm spider, but the needle bar is soldered to diaphragm in Center. Zoom in. Center of diaphragm is all wrinkled up.

Well I paid $30. If it works as is then great. If not then I will restore. Thanks for the input.


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 Post subject: Re: Victor Orthophonic Reproducer Question
PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:37 am 
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Well its all installed and sounds amazing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=821MbPq_nlQ

Thanks all!


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