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    Technics 1200 modifications

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    I started months ago just cleaning the tarnished platter then added blue LED's then removed the grounding cable:


    For the past month I've worked on the power cord mod. I removed the stock 2 wire power cord and added a 3-prong AC socket to fit a 3-prong computer power cable:







    Power cord sits flush in AC plug socket:


    I finally soldered it the power wires, buttoned it up and did an ops check of it this past weekend:
    Last edited by JUKE179r; 06-11-2012 at 03:11 PM.
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    What's that at the end where you stop it like that? I always thought it would be simple to have a pause feature on a turntable but I've never seen it before. I'm not sure why you would want LED lights or a different power cord though, it just seems like a waste of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Instrumental Asylum View Post
    What's that at the end where you stop it like that?
    He's just pushing the start/stop button that starts and stops the platter.
    And having a detachable power cord can be handy..

    @JUKE179yr Have you considered a tone-arm mod?
    Would be nice to have an extra 1200, I'd love to try modding it to a more high-end hifi table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Instrumental Asylum View Post
    I'm not sure why you would want LED lights or a different power cord though, it just seems like a waste of time.
    I'm a mechanic and electrician. I like modding my gear even though most people wouldn't even know how to do. It makes my gear stand out from the rest.


    Quote Originally Posted by jyri View Post
    @JUKE179r Have you considered a tone-arm mod?
    Would be nice to have an extra 1200, I'd love to try modding it to a more high-end hifi table.
    There are people on YouTube have modded their 1200's with a straight tone arm which looks nice but I prefer to keep my stock s-tone arm.
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    Since you're an electrician, I'll ask the obvious.... Where's the 'earth' on that IEC?

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    Good eye! lol
    I took the pictures before I soldered the the live, neutral and ground wires to the AC socket. I have the socket's ground wired to the metal turntable frame. It didn't need a ground but I added it anyway.

    ---------- Post added 07-27-2012 at 09:28 PM ---------- Previous post was 06-22-2012 at 10:28 PM ----------

    -EDIT-

    I had to remove the ground wire due to a very bad contiounus ground hum noise. The wire was removed and now sounds excellent!
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