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Connoisseur BD2

 
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David
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 3:46 pm    Post subject: Connoisseur BD2 Reply with quote

Any one remember this one? Picked up a relic in near mint condition. The latex bands were shot so the fellow thought it was all over. Got my elastic band collection out and got it running again.

Talk about low tech. The headshell is enormous, lots of movement, primitive suspension system. I put some teflon tape on the headshell mount-unique type to sugden, mounted an AKG P7E and was actually quite impressed by this little table. The sound is quite good.

Saw another at a flea market, but it had some bad wiring. Should have bought it for parts, but didn't.

Anyway, if you should run across one of these, get it for a second or third system.

David
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ColinR
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Run across one, run over one would be a more likely scenario Very Happy

The BD-2 was an armed BD-1 which came in kit form.

The cheapest "high end" vinyl spinner in the 70's was BD-1 turntable mounted on a 0.5" chipboard supported by three jam jars (Kilner if you were really rich), which you tuned by filling with water and an SME 3009 to hold your Goldring G-800.

Some Connoisseur spares are still available from Technical and General in Crowborough Exclamation
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proffski
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We used a couple in out disco oh so long ago.
Shure M75ED cartridges were the pickups.
The support bands for the motor were indeed forever rotting.
In the end ended up using large O rings made by "Dowty Seals"

Partnered with Amcron/Crown DC300 amplifier and Tannoy Arden loudspeakers. The Amcron and Tannoys are still in use today!
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