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Sony HP-610A refurb project

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I like fixing stuff up. It gives me great pleasure to bring something back to life, though sometimes it can be a bit frustrating. It can seem like a waste of time and money at times, but it does keep me off the street so is usually worth it.

With that in mind I bought this Sony HP-610A at the VV the other day.

It was $30. When I first tested it it worked, kind of. However in removing the turntable, a Dual 1211, to have a look inside I shorted the suspension foot on the power supply cap and blew the fuse. Easy to fix that though it is a soldered in fuse.

The top is kind of nasty but otherwise it looks pretty decent and is more or less all there.

HP610A by on FlickrThere is no counterweight or headshell but it being a Dual 1211 is nothing special anyway plus I had a 1218 in the garage and have several sleds. It does at least have both spindles.The power switch has an On and an Auto/Off position. It actually did not turn off in that position and it is related to the turntable function so that when the record finishes it can shut the system off. That wiring I should be able to transpose to the 1218. I also had to remove the "stand" and RCA cable bracket in order to drop in the 1218. Other than that it goes straight in.HP-610A by on Flickr1211 in the Sony by on FlickrYou can see how close to the capacitor the suspension at the top left is.


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