After so much time and money with absolutely no headway on this project, I have begun to re-examine it’s importance to me. I’m going to shift all of my energies from this activity over to my ‘digitize analog recordings’ goal. The equipment for which is house (and maintained) by my college.
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I got two Sony’s at 6 ohms each when I really needed 16 ohms total but they were much less expensive at the Goodwill on the economically challenged side of town. Dont have time to hook them up until later but I already have some good speaker wires for them so maybe I can get to it later this afternoon.
The good news is that the old record player hooks up to this very modern sytem. The bad news is that even on full blast I can barely hear it, and what I can hear is distorted. It is missing three specialty speaker wires so I have to get those to hook up all the speakers. When I get the wires I can make speed adjustments and dtermine if I need some sort of pre-amp. Also, of course, I forgot the remote.
Balanced and tuned it and now it seems to be working pretty well. Now I only need to see if I can get the un-used surround sound system from my family home or if I’ll have to get a set of speakers specifically for it.
I dropped by the record store (Breakaway) while I was cruising thru the hood this morning and Gabe said to bring it in and he’d take a look at it. I think I’ll stop by Goodwill on the way home and maybe go by the electronics-centric Goodwill sometime in the upcoming week.
Finally got a test set hooked up and it skips on every record I try. Wow, I will have to go back into the shop and have them troubleshoot this problem. I’m still not giving up but this is def an unwelcome setback. Anyway, maybe I can shop for speakers and potentially a new reciever in the mean time.
Needed a new RCA, w/ install it came out to almost $50. Next step is to find some salvaged speakers that match the amperage(?) of the receiver that I have dedicated to it. G thinks that the speed of the record player is gonna be messed up no matter what and if that’s the case then that’ll have to be fixed too. With the original cost of the Technics, the receiver, the stylus, now the cables, plus however much it’s gonna be for speakers, I’m already into it for well over $200 so I might as well fix whatever else needs fixin’ just to be able to call this one complete.
Took the set up to Breakaway recs here in the hood and had them troubleshoot it; they seem to think that it’s a faulty cable coming out of the turntable; will find out next week.
Connected all together but it seemed like the turntable was not sending, or the receiver was not picking up, the signal. Guess I need to test turntable on already-proven receiver, maybe Pi’s.