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 Post subject: Re: Rebuilding Crystal Cartridge
PostPosted: Mar Tue 07, 2017 4:27 am 
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kirk, I second the west tec thing, I need a crystal with 3 volt output for a reverb unit I am working on, crystals have a short life in the hot humid climate, I had the crystal rebuilt twice with the piezo elements but no good ,west tec was one of the rebuilders, what I need is a phono crystal like used in early 78 record players, the kind that looks like the crystal rebuild in the video. but need the 3 volt out put, mounting not a problem. all I need is for somebody to tell me what number or make crystal I am looking for. perhaps somebody can help. thanks , Frank


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 Post subject: Re: Rebuilding Crystal Cartridge
PostPosted: Mar Tue 07, 2017 3:10 pm 
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I sent you a message with all the info you need Frank.

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 Post subject: Re: Rebuilding Crystal Cartridge
PostPosted: Nov Sat 25, 2017 8:02 pm 
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OK, I'm a phono cartridge dummy. Would it work to wire one of those dual element cartridges in series for a hotter mono output, given you get the phase correct?


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 Post subject: Re: Rebuilding Crystal Cartridge
PostPosted: Nov Sat 25, 2017 11:20 pm 
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No, I kind of doubt that. The typical magnetic phono cartridge has about a 4 millivolt output. Double that and you have 8 millivolts. Nowhere near 3 volts.


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 Post subject: Re: Rebuilding Crystal Cartridge
PostPosted: Nov Sun 26, 2017 12:30 am 
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Hello guys
this is something I have been putting off working on my phonos rebuilding them
anyway I ordered a few of those cheap ones from ebay but rebuilding them is a whole new thing for me I am like kevin :)
sincerely Rich


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 Post subject: Re: Rebuilding Crystal Cartridge
PostPosted: Nov Sun 26, 2017 2:31 am 
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tunerman wrote:
No, I kind of doubt that. The typical magnetic phono cartridge has about a 4 millivolt output. Double that and you have 8 millivolts. Nowhere near 3 volts.


I was under the impression they were stereo ceramic and 1.5v output?


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 Post subject: Re: Rebuilding Crystal Cartridge
PostPosted: Nov Mon 27, 2017 2:20 am 
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Oh, right. I was thinking magnetic cartridge for some reason. Perhaps that might work for mono recordings as mentioned. If there's any phase difference between the stereo channels, that might throw things off a bit. It would be an interesting experiment anyway. I just got rid of the only stereo ceramic turntable I had so no can try. :?


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