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Sansui Turntable Worth Repairing?

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Anonymous
September 4, 2005 7:02:49 PM

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The lever that raises and lowers the tone arm was broken with the arm
stuck in the raised position. It's a Sansui SR 535 direct drive.
Probably about 15 years old. Repair or replace?
Anonymous
September 5, 2005 2:52:36 PM

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"bontemps" <jontan_mlr@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> The lever that raises and lowers the tone arm was broken with the arm
> stuck in the raised position. It's a Sansui SR 535 direct drive.
> Probably about 15 years old. Repair or replace?
>

Probably repair if no parts are physically broken. There are no comparable
new "mid-fi" turntables with similar quality and features available for sale
these days, only plastic junk from Sony, Pioneer, Marantz, Denon, Aiwa (all
the same model with very minor differences).

High-end tables start over 2000.00 and aren't even automatic.

There are lots of used decent turntables on eBay, but shipping is a problem.
Counterweights and platters often aren't packed separately and tend to break
off or fly around, busting up stuff.

Some Sansui's similar to yours used a motor-driven cueing assembly. Maybe a
bad belt or a lubrication problem.

Nark Z.
!