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 Post subject: Columbia cylinder reproducer echo
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:56 am 
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Victor IV
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I'm having some trouble with a reproducer on my Columbia AT, I'm getting alot of echo in parts and the sound isn't clear or constant, the stylus seems fine, at a glace, could this be a problem with the reproducer or with the machine.

The trunnion seems to be moving smoothly along when playing


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 Post subject: Re: Columbia cylinder reproducer echo
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:37 pm 
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Echo is usually a sign of a worn out stylus.

It's also possible to get some echo that's due to the record. This happens on some celluloid records (like Indestructables) that have shrunk over time.


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 Post subject: Re: Columbia cylinder reproducer echo
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Victor IV
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Managed to get a photo of the stylus, seems alright, it's been rebuilt but sounds like it's playing two grooves at once

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 Post subject: Re: Columbia cylinder reproducer echo
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Make sure there's lateral play at the reproducer mount. Sometimes that area becomes stiff, but usually a little lubrication will set it right.

George P.


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 Post subject: Re: Columbia cylinder reproducer echo
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that may be something to do with it
would play in the stylus bar cause problem?


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 Post subject: Re: Columbia cylinder reproducer echo
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kirtley2012 wrote:
would play in the stylus bar cause problem?


It certainly could.

George P.


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