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 Post subject: victrola no 2 reproducer
PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:13 pm 
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Victor Jr
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I have a vv 50 victor portable,my question is the reproducer can move from the steel needle outward position maybe 10 degrees down toward the back of the machine?is this to be able to play a diamond disc needle also??


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 Post subject: Re: victrola no 2 reproducer
PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:29 pm 
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No, the VV-50 cannot play any vertically-cut record without a special adapter. The movement you describe is the bayonet mount that attaches the sound box to the tone arm. By rotating the box counter-clockwise a bit, it can carefully be pulled off the goose-neck.

For playing records, the sound box should be rotated as far clockwise as it will travel so the steel needle rests in the record groove at this angle:
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Note that the sound box in this picture is unrestored. If you're playing records on your VV-50, you'll want to rebuild the sound box. It's straightforward and inexpensive.

The Antique Phonograph Society has a number of good introductory-level articles free to the public. This one is especially good for newcomers:

https://www.antiquephono.org/basic-anti ... onal-tips/

George P.


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