Decca 45 RPM Record Changer with Built In Amp Restoration
by Chad Hauris, Retro Electronics and Audio Lab,
Midland, Texas, 3/2/06, updated 4/2/06
John is working on rebuilding this Decca 45 unit. It uses RCA
components. The changer has been completely disassembled and the amp
has received a new power cord, new 50L6 tube, and a new power resistor.
Please click the photos for larger views.
Underside of unit before repairs. It uses a 35Z5, 12SQ7, and 50L6 tubes.
Underside of turntable before repairs. The motor power leads will be
repaired with heat-shrink tubing.
Amp before repairs.
Working on the underside of the turntable.
The turntable was completely disassembled and cleaned. The rubber
cycling wheel was repaired by super-gluing a new rubber belt over the
worn surface. The motor rubber drive wheel was replaced with a
Rebuilt phono drive wheel.
Testing the phono motor.
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