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Re: arsclist turntable advise / Technics Sp-15
I checked. I have the service manuals for the SP-10 III, not the 15.
I'd like a copy of the CDR for the SP-15.
Please send bill and shipping address.
I'd like to know more about the upgrade kit when it is ready.
Steven Smolian 301-694-5134
Smolian Sound Studios
CDs made from old recordings,
Five or one or lifetime hoardings,
Made at home or concert hall,
Text and pics explain it all.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave" <audio101@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, September 16, 2002 3:58 PM
Subject: RE: arsclist turntable advise / Technics Sp-15
> There has been some mention of the Technics SP-15 turntables in recent
> For anyone who is interested in the Technics Sp-15 series of
> turntables. I have a Limited number of CD's available that contain the
> Technics SP-15 service manual, operations manual, Service Supplement,
> Schematics and the latest version of Acrobat Reader 5.05 available for
> sale for 20.00 each.
> This CD was made from very good quality scans. I took a lot of time to
> make sure each page is completely readable even when looking in close
> I will soon be offering a rebuild kit for the Sp-15 that contains 16
> new electrolytic capacitors for the motor and power supply boards and 2
> new transistors and heat sinks for the older Sp-15's that have a D712A
> transistors for Q1 & Q2 in the power supply. These transistors were
> severely undersized in the early models and were later changed to D2335K
> transistors with larger heat sinks. The service supplement details that
> these need to be changed no matter what the problems may be. Prices for
> this kit will be around 30-50.00 I am guessing.
> These turntables are getting to be about 20+ years old now and the
> electrolytic caps are a major problem. I found that the main power
> supply cap had leaked and corroded so badly on my SP-15, that it blew
> one leg completely off the cap. I also found that most of the others had
> developed leaks and were going bad.
> I am considering offering a bearing upgrade as well. If I can get
> enough interest I will have some custom spindle bearings manufactured.
> Contact me if interested.
> The Sp-15 is an excellent turntable for transferring 78's when it is
> working properly. However this model seems to be plagued with a number
> of design flaws. Technics abandoned this circuit design after this model
> and this circuit design was never used for another model as far as I
> The SP-25 that came out as a replacement looks physically identical
> with the exception of the 78 rpm speed, but is actually a SL-1200
> I have been researching information on this turntable for a while know
> as my own SP-15 has a number of odd problems. And after talking with
> quite a few Sp-15 owners that have problems as well, I decided to offer
> this service information and rebuild kits for others plagued with the
> same problems I have experienced.
> The modest fee for the CD's is simply to cover my time and materials
> for creating the product.
> I would be interested in talking with anyone who owns, or is interested
> in purchasing a SP-15 type turntable. I know of several for sale at the
> moment and may be able to help avoid the pitfalls I experienced when I
> purchased mine. Please feel free to contact me off list at
> overkill@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx for more information.
> Dave Meyers
> Overkill audio inc.
> -----Original Message-----
> Alternatively, put your own together using a turntable like a Technics
> and an SME 3012-R arm... see the following picture of my transfer
> using these components.
> ... Graham Newton
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