I just want to do some tweaking into my beloved Technics SL-1200 mk2 turntable. I have ordered a new tonearm from Origin Live, a OL1 fully modified and a new cartridge (Dynavector 10X5). I know that Origin Live and KAB provides an external power supply upgrade as well, but I just want to tweak the existing one if it is worth the work.
I am planning to increase the stock reservoir capacitor (470 uF), known to be very small with a larger one. I am thinking about incresing it to 1000 uF or even larger if it is safe, but I donīt know if this increase in capacitance will have a negative effect into the stock rectifiers or the transformer, so I need your expert advice.
Also, if somebody knows any other tweaks, they would be appreciated.
Thorsten has always recommended to use a glass mat from Project on this turntable with great results. Problem is to find it nowadays, I think is discontinued.
I am looking for small cheap tweaks.
Like damping the platter, diff. headshell ect..
I have searched and searched, but found nothing. KAB I found, but they sell mods. I am not looking to spend a load of money on this table.
Can you guide me to the capacitor tweak, if it is detailed on a web site somewhwere.
are superior to most others. TWO retaining pins vs one, structural integrity, rigidity, and the better LITZ wiring. probably $40 at amusicdirect.com.
I found the Sumiko headhsell to be too heavy to balance with my Sumiko Blue Point Special EVO III. If you get this headshell make sure, you have a lighter cart.
knowing your tt would have given me a chance to formulate a snappy answer. actually, some tt makers supply extra counterweight options. you could add weight at the counterweight end and then set your tracking force by stylus pressure gauge.
I just ordered a Sumiko headshell from Music Direct. I'll use it with the Shure V15 I ordered yesterday.
I have two Technics-brand headshells. One is rigid, the other is not. Pretty annoying.
i have the sumiko/v15Vxmr ready to land on my sota sapphire/mmt that i acquired last night. should be tasty, it sounds fine on my phase linear 8000a but the sota/mmt should be noticably better.
...but it might not be considered a tweak.
KABUSA sells a rubber record grip for $25. I use this with my SL-1200MKII, and it noticeably improves bass response and cleans up the image a bit.
The KABUSA damping trough also works, but it is pricey ($150) for what it is.
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