How do you make a RCA 45 player work in stereo mode?

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How do you make a RCA 45 player work in stereo mode?

Post by fixinmyphono on Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:14 pm

How do you make a 45 player (without an amp) Work in stereo?
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Re: How do you make a RCA 45 player work in stereo mode?

Post by Bill Cahill on Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:35 pm

The entire input circuit would have to be rewired. This would not be the one to do it with. I'd reccommend the later one with the RP 190 changer over this one because the tone arm is much lighter.
You'd have to add more wires for the second channel, ditch the cut off switch, and, andd another shielded cable. Plus, a suitable stereo cartridge.
If you are planning on a higher powered amp, there could be other problems, as you might pick up hum from the unshielded motor, plust, No shielding for the cartridge, which could be added.
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Post by fixinmyphono on Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:26 pm

Ok thanks Bill
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Post by Bill Cahill on Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:11 pm

Not that age. That is a 1949 model.
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Post by Bill Cahill on Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:49 pm

Sorry, Ken. Not arguing with you. Yes, it could be converted, but, due to the weight of the metal tone arm, most cartridges would be destroyed by it. No all, mind you.
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Post by repairtech on Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:24 am

And, sorry Bill.
I've got a 45J, same as that model, and equipped with a Pickering magnetic cartridge tracking at a mere 4.5 grams.
Of course it's bridged for mono, use since those changers have too much rumble for listening in stereo.
But for casual enjoyment of 45's, it's fine.

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Post by Bill Cahill on Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:20 am

And, sorry, repaair tech, but, I know someone who took an RP-190, and, completely wired it for stereo. No rumble.
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Post by Bill Cahill on Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:22 am

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Re: How do you make a RCA 45 player work in stereo mode?

Post by repairtech on Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:25 am

LOL!

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