Yamaha T2 need an alignment?

Discussion in 'Tuners' started by belgianbrain, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. belgianbrain

    belgianbrain Super Member

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    So far, I have noticed:

    1. tuning meter is centered when unit is off
    2. when antenna is disconnected and tuner needle is at the left of the dial (or any position where no station is detected), tuning meter rests one bar to the right of center
    3. optimum tuning position for any channel also appears to be when needle is one bar to the right of center
    4. I have not noticed any drift

    Is this a simple meter adjustment, or an alignment issue?
     

     

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  2. Punker X

    Punker X Moderator Moderator Subscriber

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    Alignment..
     
  3. belgianbrain

    belgianbrain Super Member

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    Alright, Mike, it is coming to you. :)

    I will be in touch by email shortly.
     
  4. fedexguy

    fedexguy New Member

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    If it ain't broke, don't fix it MY 2 CENTS
     
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  5. belgianbrain

    belgianbrain Super Member

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    Well, this thread was almost a year old and Mike at RadioXTuners already aligned it for me last spring.

    I'll keep it forever, so it was worth it.
     
  6. Mr. Yamaha

    Mr. Yamaha Not so much Yamaha lately... Subscriber

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    Old thread, I know. What a coincedence. My T-2 has less output since yesterday. It turnes out that exactly the the same 2SK68A is broken :idea:

    So the NTE458's did the job? And are still doing the job?
     

     

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  7. clinic-audio

    clinic-audio all on YAMAHA untill 1990

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    Hello
    Why using NTE458 when you can use original 2SK68A ?
     
  8. Mr. Yamaha

    Mr. Yamaha Not so much Yamaha lately... Subscriber

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    Found these babies. Original NEC. The T-2 sings again :music:

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  9. Mr. Yamaha

    Mr. Yamaha Not so much Yamaha lately... Subscriber

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    Well, this is odd. Two months later: low output in both channels. Both 2SK68A's (TR413 and TR414) are toast and measure as a resistor :idea:

    This must be caused by something up stream I guess..
     
  10. bennybee

    bennybee Active Member

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    I needed to replace the two scale bulbs in my T2 and checked around while it was open. Nothing else seemed to need any attention and thank heaven for that : I would not want to start recapping this thing. It sounds and receives perfectly and the above advice to leave things alone then is correct. I don't believe in the internet hype of absolutely recapping everything that falls in my hands. I recapped my Kenwood KA-6000 and I can't hear the difference (but ruined a few other bits in the process). I also recapped my Advent Heritage speakers three times and ruined the sound. I ended up throwing the fat and expensive ''audiophile' caps out again.
     

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