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Dual Turntables Super-Restorer, Male, 61, from Brooklyn

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Dual Turntables Super-Restorer Dec 24, 2017

    1. Joe V
      Joe V
      Hello, I just purchased a couple of used Duals that have been in storage but neither work at the moment. I have the 1218 and 1229. I would like to get the 1229 serviced and would like to have an idea on cost. How do you go about communication? Can we do this via email or private messages on here? Sorry, new to this and not sure.
    2. HowieMia
      HowieMia
      Hey Seth,
      May I get an update on my 1019?
      Where am I in line?
      Thanks
      Howie
      1. NoTransistors
        NoTransistors
        Howard, I have been away. You are in good hands and your turntable is closer to be attended to. All turntables are on metal shelves, and in a certain and a hopefully fair-to-all order.
        Aug 4, 2018
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    3. Finnetric
      Finnetric
      Hi Seth, I have a Dual 1218 with a Grado Prestige Gold1 cart. I hear what I think is the motor turning the platter through my speakers—the low frequency driver shakes like crazy. Is this issue in need of service, or a good lube? If the latter, is there a guide of any kind that would show a novice like myself where to oil? Many thanks, Eric
      1. NoTransistors
        NoTransistors
        Eric, I just sold two 1218, both of which surprised me with their silence. But, the stereo that I use to audition my repairs considts of a Carver 120 wpc amp and teo Dynaco speakers. Tone controls on amp set to flat.
        So, depending on one's set-up, rumble is possible.This part of AK has a 400 word limit, so email me at no transistors@aol.com
        Jul 27, 2018
      2. NoTransistors
        NoTransistors
        We can attempt a repair by phone or email or both.
        Jul 27, 2018
      3. Finnetric
        Finnetric
        Thanks very much, Seth. I'll send you and email to converse further. BTW, I'm in Queens about 45 min from your shop
        Jul 27, 2018
    4. Warttuna
      Warttuna
      Hello, was wondering if I get a 1219 or 1229 can I use my Ortofon bronze cartridge on them? Also have a 1009 sk. Do you work on those? It seems to run a little slow. But everything works on it. Thanks for all your posts on duals, I've had the 1009 for 35 yrs. Thank you for your help. Ed
      1. NoTransistors
        NoTransistors
        Ed, The Bronze has the same look as the Red. If it fits like the Red, it would be very tight. I have worked on both the 1009 and the 1009SK. Great-sounding turntables. Did you know that I sell Dual turntables, rebuilt to order? My Facebook page is Dual Turntable Repair and Service By No Transistors. And you are very welcomed for the years of posts concerning Dual.
        Apr 20, 2018
    5. lbls1
      lbls1
      Hello,
      I should have waited awhile before I sent my CS 1246 out for servicing. I live in Queens, and I recently picked up this Dual with the sticking tone arm problem as described in a recent thread (I am not the OP). Oh well, I do have several old Garrards that could use service, so do you work on Garrards too? Thanks and sorry for the intrusion.
      1. NoTransistors
        NoTransistors
        Thanks for contacting me. Garrards are too time-consuming to be worth it. You would be paying through-the-nose for my time.
        Mar 19, 2018
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      2. lbls1
        lbls1
        Not a problem. I just wish I bumped into you earlier with my Dual.
        Mar 19, 2018
      3. NoTransistors
        NoTransistors
        Get a 1219 or 1229 or 1229Q, and I will be all over it like white on rice.
        Mar 19, 2018
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    6. MtnBeachBum
      MtnBeachBum
      Hello. I have an Elac Miracord 50H. I know that you don’t work on these but i was wondering if you know of someone who works on/ specializes in restoring these turntables? Thought I would take a flyer to see if you have ever come across someone who knows their way around these.

      Thanks,

      Chris
      1. NoTransistors
        NoTransistors
        Chris, The only person to come to mind is AK member StereoFisher. Eric has been posting about Miracords for all the years I have been here..Contact him and feel him out. Who knows?I am smart enough to not make a new customer into my guinea pig.
        Feb 1, 2018
    7. NoTransistors
      NoTransistors
      Dual Turntables Super-Restorer
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    8. NoTransistors
      NoTransistors
      Brooklyn's Premier Ostrich Farmer
    9. hoodie
      hoodie
      Hello Seth, I have a Dual 1009 that needs servicing and was wondering if you would be willing to have a look.
      Thanks,
      -Matt
      1. NoTransistors
        NoTransistors
        Just sheer luck that I looked at the posts in this section. People do not realize that the AK forum does not notify us when a post is placed here. Now that I got that off my chest, I will ask you to please give me a call some evening at 718 434-3354. Not this particular Fri, Sat, Sun, though.The 1009 is a good-sounding unit You will enjoy using it.

        Seth
        Sep 21, 2017
    10. SoundScience
      SoundScience
      Hey Seth Mike Gibson sent me your way. I just recently picked up a Dual 1015 with no spindles. Mike advised me that you are the man when it comes to Duals. So I was wondering if you had any spindles for the 1015. I need the changer and the manual spindles. Thanx for your time.
      Marshall.
    11. 11somekid
      11somekid
      How much does it cost for services? I have a 1019 with a stuck anti skate, a needle/cartridge that might need replacing, and a headmount issue.
      1. NoTransistors
        NoTransistors
        Email me at notransistors@aol.com, and we will talk., because you will supply your telephone # for me to call.

        Seth
        Aug 2, 2016
    12. BSpaaudio
      BSpaaudio
      Hello, I have a Dual 1219 that has sat in storage since the late 1960s. Are you still servicing Duals?
      Regards,
      Russ
      Ballston Spa, NY
    13. ajauwen
      ajauwen
      Hi Seth, I lost my computer and lost my address book. I would like to send a 1019 and a 2219. Can you resend your contact information and how to send a turntable..? aauwen@earthlink.net thanks, Joe
      1. NoTransistors
        NoTransistors
        Joe,

        Give me a ring at 718-434-3354 in the evening.

        Seth
        Dec 12, 2015
    14. Wmendoza
      Wmendoza
      Hello Seth, I now own two Dual turntables that I would like to have serviced, how does one contact you directly? or if your rather my number is Cel: 860-997-7033 or Hme: 860-788-3811

      Thank you in advance

      Wm
    15. Wmendoza
      Wmendoza
      Hello Seth,

      I was looking for someone to take a look at my Dual 606. It's in good shape I just need to have restored to great condition. You can reach me by email at wmendoza@latinheartbeat.us. We can exchange contact information there if your still working on them.

      Thank you so much.


      Wmendoza
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    16. ren2112
      ren2112
      Hi Seth. I've been contemplating getting a bigger plinth for my 1019. Do you have any? Can you suggest where I might get one? I would like to have the dust cover as well.
      Thanks for your time
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    17. GWTWTOO
      GWTWTOO
      Hi, Seth, a friend on here suggested I contact you to because he knows you know Dual turntables. I am trying to locate a reconditioned or unused motor for a Dual 1010 turntable. Would you have one that you could sell me? Please, please let me know! I only recently got this turntable and I am anxious to use it. Thank you so much, Mark
    18. gtmechanic
      gtmechanic
      Hello Seth. My name is GENNADY, I have few units in need of service. 1019, 1009 and 701. Could you help me with this? I'm in Brooklyn. 9177164168. Text is ok. Or 7164168@gmail.com. Cheers. Gena.
    19. seekingsound
      seekingsound
      Hello there NoTransistors,

      I wanted to ask if you are taking Duals for service right now. I've just bought a 1219, 'new in box' but (or therefore) not working. This is my first foray into turntables and it seems I've stumbled on a table that's just too good to be my guinea pig. I've decided to see if I can have this brought back to life by someone who really knows what they're doing rather than risk doing damage to a great turntable.

      If you're taking tables for service, I'd be shipping (in original box) from 2011 in Washington DC. The table also has no base, so if you have one to sell I'd be interested in that as well. Any details you could give me on pricing and timetable would be much appreciated.
      Thanks for your time!

      Joe
    20. pborten
      pborten
      Never mind, Seth! I put the platter back on the spindle, and now the idler makes contact again & it seems to be working fine. Whew! What would cause it to fail to turn the platter initially? The only thing I did with the platter off was move the speed selector through the various speeds a couple of times...guess the lube was a tad seized till I did that, eh?
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