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 Post subject: Re: *nearly* eliminating blast/rattle on Edison reproducers
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:45 pm 
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phonogfp wrote:
It seems the Victor engineers took the same line of thought with the Victrola No.2 sound box gaskets. :)

George P.


Every Victrola no. 4 and HMV No. 4 I've taken apart with original gaskets was the same way. The Victrola 4 used a black gasket while the HMV used a brick red that looks like a big Victrola 2 gasket.


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 Post subject: Re: *nearly* eliminating blast/rattle on Edison reproducers
PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:47 pm 
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The other source of unwanted noise and an annoyance to me is the reproducer link that rattles in the too large holes of the stylus bar and diaphragm. I once tried dabbing a bit of silicon glue where the link passes through the hole, but that muted the sound.

I also have noticed a ringing sound that seems common to Edison disk reproducers which had metal hooks at the end of the silk cords.


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 Post subject: Re: *nearly* eliminating blast/rattle on Edison reproducers
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:08 pm 
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How well does this work with a model c or h reproducer? Does it make a noticeable difference? I have a model C that blasts when I play loud band recordings with it. The gaskets and diaphragm are new and the clamp ring is not too tight but, it continues to make annoying noises when I play loud recordings. On quieter records it plays great, very loud and clear. I bought some silicone rubber tubing from Mc Master Carr and intend to try this fix to see if it helps with the blasting issue.

Stephen


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