[Blabber] Model 11 Help

Robert Diamond rmd6502 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 24 11:09:43 EST 2012

IANAEE, but I think I remember reading somewhere that the old
electrolytic capacitors can 'dry out'  and stop working.  Since the
amps usually have a decoupling capacitor on the input and between
stages to filter out DC noise, maybe one of those have gone bad?

On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 10:47 AM, kino <kinomatic at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey Hack Manhattan,
> I'm bummed I haven't made it down to the space because on this list it
> sounds like so much cool stuff is happening there. Plus they actually now
> built a geodesic dome at nyc resistor! So I hope to come soon to one of the
> more public events / meetings.
> I wonder if a smart person here can help me.
> I have a KLH Model 11 record player. It is billed as the first transistor
> based record player. So no tubes. But it is from 1965. I was able to get a
> new needle for it and everything works and sounds great - on the right
> channel. The left channel is really quiet and if I swing the balance all the
> way left and crank it up the signal only gets a little bit louder and
> distorts. The right channel sounds great. The player also has an aux input
> and the sound discrepancy between left and right channels is the same for
> that mode input.
> I bought some deoxit and after blowing out the dust gave it the treatment.
> All the switches, pots, and connectors are smooth like butter now but the
> sound on the left channel is just the same low volume.
> Anyone know what the next step would be to get both channels sounding equal?
> Luckily the circuit for the entire player is printed on the bottom. I
> included some pix in a flickr set if people want to take a look:
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/eventscapes/sets/72157629444077757/
> Also notice the power connector. Right now I have something rigged but
> anyone know where to get such a connector?
> BTW I would like one of the T-Shirts please! They look nice! And I would
> even go for another T-Shirt color than black but if black is the only choice
> I would go with that too. Please let me know the price.
> Thanks
> kino
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