jvc ql-y5f restoration

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Re: jvc ql-y5f restoration

Post by Mike H » Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:57 pm

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Re: jvc ql-y5f restoration

Post by IslandPink » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:43 pm

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Re: jvc ql-y5f restoration

Post by Ant » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:57 pm

Ive put the at150 on the deck in place of the f7. Was looking for cone flap to see if there was a mismatch between the arm and cart as I thought the arm was abit heavy for the cart. The q damping and other electrickery the arm has can be turned off if set to 0, so I tried it both ways. set up as the manual says and there was no cone flap, it just tracks.
Setting it to 0 and setting the arm up as you would normally so no electronics are active, and there was cone flap.
So the q damping appears to be voodoo, and force the arm to work with whatever compliance cart you want to put In it.
With the at150 in it, it sounds better with the q damping turned on

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Re: jvc ql-y5f restoration

Post by Ant » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:54 pm

I got round to the finishing touch on the JVC, a little badge I found on a flea market. It was a pin badge, and very apt so I had to have it. Simply cut the pin off and made it into a badge for the deck

ImageJbe series 3 restoration complete by anthony cresswell, on Flickr

she's now done too

ImageJbe series 3 restoration complete by anthony cresswell, on Flickr

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Re: jvc ql-y5f restoration

Post by DSJR » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:21 pm

What an incredible transformation. What you've done has brought the deck bang up to date and I hope it sounds as good as it looks. I just can't do these kinds of case restoration things at all...

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Re: jvc ql-y5f restoration

Post by Ant » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:17 pm

Got a goldring eroica to go in the deck, it deserves something better than the shure m97xe thats on it

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Re: jvc ql-y5f restoration

Post by DSJR » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:28 pm

As you know, I'm a 'duh-brain' so forgive the question... You were using an AT-F7 before the 150, yet you're replacing with an Eroica?

P.S. I know it's not the dogs danglies for some, but had the 97XE increased in price along with 'everything else,' it would cost over £200 now I reckon... the AT120E ten years ago was WELL under a ton. A minor model-number change a few years ago and it was £120 and the current AT530 model (lower compliance is all I believe) is typically £180...

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Re: jvc ql-y5f restoration

Post by Ant » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:31 pm

I broke the at f7 again...... Not long after dom looked at it for me I dropped the headshell I was fitting it into. This time it was terminal...

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Re: jvc ql-y5f restoration

Post by Ant » Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:52 pm

Put the eroica L on it, what a lovely cart! A Very natural sounding thing
The m97 was getting on my tits, a bit harsh
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Re: jvc ql-y5f restoration

Post by DSJR » Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:03 pm

Nah, the 97XE is a lot of things, but harsh? Something wrong there I reckon as it's regarded as a bit too small, safe and possibly dull/warm toned if not loaded right.

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