RADIOTONE RESTORATION PROJECT

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RADIOTONE RESTORATION PROJECT

Postby dubcutter » 16 Jul 2013, 20:54

I'm working on a modernization/restoration of an old radiotone machine.. I plan to add a technics sp10 motor, a caruso stereo cutting head, and a pitch computer.. this is a better candidate than the presto 6n.. i was lucky enough to find 3 of the same machine, so i should be able to do what i would like easily.. i will continue to post photos in this thread of my work, i estimate this project will take me a year..
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Re: RADIOTONE RESTORATION PROJECT

Postby dubcutter » 16 Jul 2013, 20:59

a couple more photos..
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Re: RADIOTONE RESTORATION PROJECT

Postby Fonotec » 28 Jul 2013, 20:17

Looks like a great project. There's a blog about a Radiotone over here:

http://museumofmagneticsoundrecording.org/RecordCutters.html

They might have some intel for you on the various mods that can be done. Also, they might have a rare part, if needed.

Keep us in the loop. Like to see these machines getting new life!
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