Audio Technica Soundburger AT727
Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:00 PM
Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:14 AM
Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:51 AM
Yes...I know this doesn't really classify as a "walkman", but I have one of these 1980's relics that play 33 and 45 RPM records and were considered actually high-end and very kind to records with diamond stylus and light tracking force. I have one MIB (mint in box), and works great, except one thing...the green lead wire underneath tonearm separated from terminal to cartridge so only have left channel thru headphones. The wire is so thin! I do not have capabilities to solder this wire on and no one in my area works on vintage stereos anymore...any ideas? Thanks!
What area? Surely someone will know how to solder, this is easy. Ask around.
Go buy a $15 soldering iron at radio shack, read a soldering tutorial somewhere and practice a bit on scrap wires, then remove the connector from the cartridge, hold it still in a pair of vice grips or pliers. and re-solder. This isn't surgery, soldering is easily learned with some practice.
Or join some of the audio forums like diyaudio.com and audiokarma, and look for a member in your area who may be able to help
Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:16 AM
Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:40 AM
Oh I have soldered wires before, but apparently you haven't seen the wires on a Soundburger tonearm. Very micro thin and can't strip the wire coating off to expose the wire for contact to a terminal to get a good connection. There is a TV repairman a few miles south of me, maybe he can work his magic on these fragile wires. I live in south central PA,btw. thx.
Ahh I know what you mean - magnet wire. You can carefully scrape the enamel off with a razor blade, and sometimes it's designed to burn off with the heat of a soldering iron. This is very small fiddly work, but well within the capabilities of someone with steady hands and experience working on electronics.
Another form I post on is http://www.videokarma.org - they have a lot of experienced repair men on there (I'm pretty sure more than a few from PA), and if you post this in the phono section, with a bunch of macro pictures I am sure it'll be sorted out quickly.
Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:57 PM
Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:20 AM