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by emgcr
Sun May 02, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: eBay & Craigslist Alerts
Topic: Two EMG's etc
Replies: 13
Views: 649

Re: Two EMG's etc

I think you may find that the soundboxes need tuning in both cases as the only real performance difference between any externally-horned EMG relates to the bell-mouth diameter---the larger the final diameter, the greater the bass response. The exponential curve is the same in all cases with the exce...
by emgcr
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: HMV 511
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: HMV 511

Congratulations Ahmed. That looks to be a very good find and clearly has been well looked after. The architecture and build quality is high and the sound good. I hope you do not need to regrease the springs which is a bit of a job. Look forward to seeing and hearing more.
by emgcr
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:03 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: The "Acoustiphone"
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Re: The "Acoustiphone"

Here is Henry Seymour's Superphone.
by emgcr
Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: eBay & Craigslist Alerts
Topic: Expert 2-Spring soundbox on UK eBay.
Replies: 21
Views: 907

Re: Expert 2-Spring soundbox on UK eBay.

alang wrote: Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:51 am Could it be that the "platform" piece was a third party part that they simply bought as is from a catalog and that's why it has the two additional threaded holes?

Andreas
Yes indeed, I wondered that too. Do we know at what point Exhibition type soundboxes ceased to be produced ?
by emgcr
Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: eBay & Craigslist Alerts
Topic: Expert 2-Spring soundbox on UK eBay.
Replies: 21
Views: 907

Re: Expert 2-Spring soundbox on UK eBay.

Here are a couple of Expert two-spring soundboxes in my possession which have one of each type of chuck/needle holder. Both have the two holes drilled and threaded in the platform. I am not sure of their purpose but might be a carry-over from the earlier Exhibition design which would seem to be extr...
by emgcr
Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: eBay & Craigslist Alerts
Topic: Expert Audio-Player for auction in UK.
Replies: 12
Views: 506

Re: Expert Audio-Player for auction in UK.

£5,500 was the hammer price---the buyer had to pay around £7,000 depending upon the method of bidding.
by emgcr
Sun Mar 21, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: EMG Letter
Replies: 21
Views: 710

Re: EMG Letter

poodling around wrote: Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:53 pm
Gramtastic wrote: Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:59 pm It's a theory, but surely EMG wouldn't refer to a governor weight as a "Turntable weight " ?
I see what you mean - and I would have thought the same thing - if I hadn't just come across this letter completely by accident .........
Hilarious, but eleven days early surely ?
by emgcr
Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: EMG Letter
Replies: 21
Views: 710

Re: EMG Letter

Interesting thought Christopher but I am sorry to relate that the 201 turntable/platter I have here definitely has no lead incorporated and is not unusually heavy either. However, like you, I do seem to remember others which are distinctly more weighty. Unfortunately I have lent my spares to a frien...
by emgcr
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: EMG Letter
Replies: 21
Views: 710

Re: EMG Letter

Really fascinating ! I too have no idea as to what the lead weight might be apart from the type of mass currently available for vinyl records today but, I should have thought, unneccessary for shellac ? It is understandable that new lead might well have been "unobtainium" during the war bu...
by emgcr
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: EMG Flyers
Replies: 69
Views: 3695

Re: EMG Flyers

Well done Iain---you have a bargain Sir ! I was anticipating a much higher price. You have a lovely item completely correct for your great gramophone which I am sure will produce much good sound happiness when restored.