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 Post subject: Exhibition adjustment
PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:03 am 
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Victor Jr
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I finished my Victor V rebuild today played a few records on it. Everything is fine but one thing. At the top end of the frequency the sound goes bad. I'm assuming I have the reproducer mis-adjusted. It's an Exhibition. Are there instructions online anywhere? My book STILL hasn't arrived.

P.S. I did a forum search before I posted and didn't find anything if it's here somewhere.


Karrion


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 Post subject: Re: Exhibition adjustment
PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:11 am 
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Victor V
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Karrion,

Good details about adjusting your Exhibition are here:

http://www.nipperhead.com/old/reproducers.htm

My guess is your pivots need adjusting properly, if they're too loose or too tight, you will get a rattle (most likey too loose) and this is directly related to the needle bar and mica, they all need to be just right.

Hope this helps!
Sean


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 Post subject: Re: Exhibition adjustment
PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:05 pm 
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I have a copy of the 1913 Victor instructions on how to repair the Exhibition. I'd post them, but I have no idea how a scan (I suppose I could email them if you send me a message with your email address).

A few interesting things in there that I never knew about, like they suggest that you glue the first gasket in the housing with a ring of shellac....and of couse the little paper washer for the attaching the needle arm to the the diaphragm, which I have seen on occassion.


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 Post subject: Re: Exhibition adjustment
PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:57 pm 
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Scroll down about ⅓ page and there are great photos and step by step directions for both rebuilding and adjusting your Exhibition reproducer. :rose:

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:EjrKjiarJHwJ:www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php%3Ft%3D190969%26page%3D3+how+to+adjust+the+nuts+on+the+needle+bar+springs+exhibition+reproducer&cd=8&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us


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 Post subject: Re: Exhibition adjustment
PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:59 pm 
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Thanks! You guys are the best.


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