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 Post subject: B&O 8000 linear tracking turntable
PostPosted: Mar Thu 19, 2020 5:18 am 
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Anyone have any experience correcting the control problems on this turntable? Non functioning tracking buttons. Speed sets 33 or 45, Maintains speed, cues and plays. I just can’t get the tracking control to function. Perhaps someone has dealt with this before and can point me to the problem area on the control board.


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 Post subject: Re: B&O 8000 linear tracking turntable
PostPosted: Mar Thu 19, 2020 9:02 am 
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You might try at VinylEngine; someone there would probably know.


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 Post subject: Re: B&O 8000 linear tracking turntable
PostPosted: Mar Thu 19, 2020 1:23 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: B&O 8000 linear tracking turntable
PostPosted: Mar Mon 23, 2020 1:01 am 
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Found it! One of the leads to the 5v lamp was either broke or too oxidized to carry enough current. This elaborate system uses a bulb and photo resistors to control the tone arm tracking. Also the capacitors on the board (Rohr) were way out of spec. Worse than some old tube radios I’ve worked on. I’ve come to the conclusion that the Germans over engineer everything, then the Danes double down on that and make it artsy. Just Kidding, it really is a nice turntable.


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 Post subject: Re: B&O 8000 linear tracking turntable
PostPosted: Mar Mon 23, 2020 9:01 pm 
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Wait till you need a new stylus/cartridge. If you can find one that is in good shape it will be expensive. I have one of those turntables but the cartridge is bad. So it sits on a shelf looking pretty.


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 Post subject: Re: B&O 8000 linear tracking turntable
PostPosted: Mar Tue 24, 2020 1:48 am 
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Soundsmith makes new cartridges for the B & O tables under license from B & 0.


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