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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:04 pm 
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Oh, can of compressed air will help with the cleaning too.
The cases on those decks are fairly easy to take off as well, that might get you access to the insides of the mechanism from the back. I've done a similar vintage Sony amp and CD player for my FiL, cleaned that with compressed air in a can and some electronics cleaner. (One of the ones with no oil/additives.)


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:49 am 
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mattr wrote:
Thats crying out for some halved squash balls for isolators/feet............. go full homemade!



:lol: had to google that.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:05 pm 
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mattr wrote:
Oh, can of compressed air will help with the cleaning too.
The cases on those decks are fairly easy to take off as well, that might get you access to the insides of the mechanism from the back. I've done a similar vintage Sony amp and CD player for my FiL, cleaned that with compressed air in a can and some electronics cleaner. (One of the ones with no oil/additives.)


cheers matt. couldnt get the front off so went in from the top with rubbing fluid and quite a few cotton buds :o

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cant wait to get it all back together ... just need to find the amp :?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:50 pm 
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Ive acquired these finials. With a bit of work I could could use them as spikes. is it worth the effort making them fit the speaker stands? At this level will I see any improvement in sound. The stands are goiing on a wood laminate floor.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:06 pm 
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Finally unearthed the AWOL amp :D and the new sideboard arrived. I did a trial fit of the components. the fit is snug :lol:

i just need to drill holes for speaker cables and power leads to pass through.

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With door in place ... stealth :lol:

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I decided to paint the stands black...

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The stands are not pissed as the picture would suggest .. its just the perspective :wink:

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:45 pm 
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Looks great... I've got a knackered one of those Kenwood amps in my shed! Nice to see you're rocking the minidiscs too... Does the tape deck actually work?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:38 pm 
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bluetomgold wrote:
L... Does the tape deck actually work?


No :o
Just tried it with s tape. Worked fine last time I used it .. 20 years ago :lol:

Gonna give these guys a call see if they can have a look ...
https://www.wilkinsons.tv


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:46 pm 
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enc wrote:
bluetomgold wrote:
L... Does the tape deck actually work?


No :o
Just tried it with s tape. Worked fine last time I used it .. 20 years ago :lol:

Gonna give these guys a call see if they can have a look ...
https://www.wilkinsons.tv


You're better off getting something else. Yamahas from the same era mostly still work... They sound better too.

Sony made some great stuff but their 90s tape decks weren't their best.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:57 pm 
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Hmm.. the Sony was a replacement for a Yamaha k340.. the control switches fell apart on that if I recall !! I'll give wilkinsons a call.. see what they say. If it' gonna be more expensive than I can pick one up on eBay I'll sack it off.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:02 pm 
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enc wrote:
Hmm.. the Sony was a replacement for a Yamaha k340.. the control switches fell apart on that if I recall !! I'll give wilkinsons a call.. see what they say. If it' gonna be more expensive than I can pick one up on eBay I'll sack it off.


My K340 just ran and ran... :|


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