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Offline HBAutomation

Re: Sony PS-3000A
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2018, 06:38:23 PM »
I'd possibly give a leg for that arm!
Nice find.
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Re: Sony PS-3000A
« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2018, 06:51:20 PM »
I'd possibly give a leg for that arm!
Aluminium, wood, carbon fibre leg? Please be specific.
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Re: Sony PS-3000A
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2018, 06:57:51 PM »
Pulling the whole collar out sounds a bit scary. Those wires are veeeery thin. But nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Collar-plug turns easily inside the arm tube for azimuth adjustment meaning that it should also come out relatively easily.
Don't tie it to the back of the voortrakker wagon! Common sense. There should be sufficient slack in the wires inside the tube.
And if they do break, it means they were damaged or corroded already in which case I have the new ones for you, don't worry.
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Re: Sony PS-3000A
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2018, 07:04:26 PM »
Rebuilt SME3012 with carbon fiber arm or putter? No way is golf more important

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Re: Sony PS-3000A
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2018, 07:09:53 PM »
The Royals can kiss my arse, I’m more British than them and didn’t welcome an Orange toddler to the UK even though he was late.  As for the Ancients, it’s carbon fiber - not something they’d have known.
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Re: Sony PS-3000A
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2018, 07:11:20 PM »
Definitely not wood!
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Re: Sony PS-3000A
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2018, 07:12:44 PM »
Success. The collar is out and the wires are still intact. Nearly had a common sense failure (forgot to remove the screw first) but luckily didn't. Can't examine it properly tonight, will continue on another night.

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Re: Sony PS-3000A
« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2018, 07:13:30 PM »

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Re: Sony PS-3000A
« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2018, 07:15:13 PM »
I play more with turntables than with golf bats these days, but golf will always be in my blood.

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Re: Sony PS-3000A
« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2018, 07:21:49 PM »
Football and rugby for me, with cricket a little later (tests obviously) when we got a bat!  The first two can be played with one ball and a few jumpers (rugby kicking with discussion of height after).  Cricket requires a couple of traffic cones and preferably at least one pad.  Rugby with 40 or so people on a rec in the UK in winter was always fun, as was football.
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Offline vleisman

Re: Sony PS-3000A
« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2018, 06:17:58 PM »
Had a closer look this evening. The wires don't look very good. At least one strand is off.

I have some Cardas wire from Croak that should do.



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Re: Sony PS-3000A
« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2018, 06:18:43 PM »
Still not sure about the thread..



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Offline HBAutomation

Re: Sony PS-3000A
« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2018, 07:14:27 PM »
It would probably be prudent to re-tap that and replace the screw with one that matches the tap.
Thats if you can find a suitable screw of cours.


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Offline Ingvar Ahlberg

Re: Sony PS-3000A
« Reply #28 on: July 26, 2018, 07:47:02 PM »
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I'm in 2 minds about using that arm on a Lenco or 301 - I feel it deserves better than the Sony table, but then again it would ruin the Sony to put another arm on there.

I think oterwise, You won´t find a better turntable than the TTS3000 anywhere, if arm not repairable, get a STAX UA 70 12" arm and then you´re home free.


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Re: Sony PS-3000A
« Reply #29 on: July 27, 2018, 08:50:53 AM »
I think oterwise, You won´t find a better turntable than the TTS3000 anywhere, if arm not repairable, get a STAX UA 70 12" arm and then you´re home free.

Ingvar

Thank you for the reassurance Ingvar, I respect your opinion and input.

There are 3 things about this turntable that bother me, the suspension, the dated looks and the flimsy lid. I realise the suspension is supposed to be 'acoustically tuned' or whatever the term is, but this deck is like a trampoline for small rodents. The lightest touch gets the whole top bouncing around wildly.

Ideally I would like to re-plinth her into something solid using Boing or sorbothane feet for suspension. Would the removal of the very soft suspension springs ruin the whole thing do you think?