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#1 ford93

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 03:03 PM

So it's New Years day and I've decided to finally clean my 1200's.

 

Before pics:

 

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For cleaning & shining the platters I used: toothbrush, dishwashing liquid, toothpaste, Wenol metal polish, microfiber cloth, buffing pad and Carnauba wax.

 

For cleaning the faceplate: Terry cloth & dishwashing liquid.

 

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When cleaning the covers don't use papertowel they can leave scratches. Use a microfiber cloth but wipe gently in a straight line.

 

Some of the ideas I got from YouTube videos and now my Technics smells like Coconut because of the wax. LOL!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



#2 T-STER

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 12:38 AM

W9w they cleaned up so nice, that last pic is gleaming

#3 hemiguy2006

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 06:18 AM

Looking awesome!!!!

Looking awesome!!!!

#4 ford93

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 07:52 AM

W9w they cleaned up so nice, that last pic is gleaming

 

Thanks T-STER I always try to keep up with my equipment. I was lucky too when I bought them on ebay for a decent price. :cool:

 

Looking awesome!!!!

Looking awesome!!!!

 

Frank you inspire me to put more into the care of my 12's. After seeing that thread of your 1200 I said to myself next time when I tackle them I'll do them properly. :yes:

 

I got to say the Japanese did their homework it is truly amazing how these turntables are holding up throughout all these years. Thanks that they are still being manufactured in Japan well who knows certain parts are being made in China. I have nothing against China but I believe when a product is thought of in it's originating country it should be built there. You'll get top build quality when it's done that way of course it will cost more but think of the quality.

 

Now I have to decide what cartridge to get for the spare headshells and re-calibrate the tone arm for the Ortofons that's on them. When cleaning I had to remove the weight so onto to the manual we go! :-)



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Posted 03 January 2018 - 06:32 AM

They look awesome Ford!!!! :jawdrop:  :jawdrop:  :jawdrop:  :jawdrop:



#6 JVC Floyd

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 07:57 AM

There great!.
You just would not believe how well made and how heavy these are.
These are the only iconic turntables I can think of .

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 08:16 AM

They look awesome Ford!!!! :jawdrop:  :jawdrop:  :jawdrop:  :jawdrop:

 

Thanks for the kind words skippy!

 

These are my babies and they needed some pampering. :yes:

 

There great!.
You just would not believe how well made and how heavy these are.
These are the only iconic turntables I can think of .

 

Floyd I see those HiFi turntables for insane amoint of $$$$ and the 1200 is just as good.

 

They say that the new version is a bit more heavier. I think it has to do with the rotors. If I had the $$$ I probably would go for a pair like the 1200GAE which are now considered a collectors item due to a limited number of those built by Technics. I bet you Technics will eventually have another go at it by building a 1210GAE (black version).



#8 JVC Floyd

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 08:36 AM

I think a lot of those high end turntables are build to look a certain way in order to look sophisticated or edgy but I'll take the look of the SL 1200's any day , in my opinion the best looking turntables period.
Those pricey high end turntables do the same damn thing , spin a record I mean how can that cost so much more than what the technics does.

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 08:48 AM

I think a lot of those high end turntables are build to look a certain way in order to look sophisticated or edgy but I'll take the look of the SL 1200's any day , in my opinion the best looking turntables period.
Those pricey high end turntables do the same damn thing , spin a record I mean how can that cost so much more than what the technics does.

 

I totally agree Floyd!

 

Also the cartridge plays a big role.



#10 JVC Floyd

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 09:25 AM

I can understand that .
I did see a denon turntable that was pretty bad ass. It was the one Samuel l Jackson had in the movie black snake moan lol.