Dual 1019

The sevicing and subsequent enjoyment of the Dual 1219 sparked further interest in the brand, especially what had gone before

Reading up on the history led to a hankering to try out a 1019. Ultimately one came up for sale nearby, advertised with a few ....... issues

I wasn't too concerned about what was described, as many of these I'd encounted on the 1219. So a deal was struck and this came home


It included a nice, solidly built home made yew plinth, unfortunately no cover though

The mechanism had been previously cleaned, but excessivley lubed in the right and wrong places

It was cleaned, re-lubed, some adjustment in the mechanisms was required and an issue with the wiring corrected


Other than that all was well and it is now making up the third turntable in the Hi-Fi Rack


I documented the issues originally encountered HERE
These included solving a wiring conundrum and a cable swap

After 3 months of regular use the motor then developed an unhealthy noise - This led to a strip down and lube HERE

There's something very reassuring about the solid feel of the levers and auto mechanism - and more importantly sounding very nice indeed
With an ADC XLM III Improved Cartridge fitted, there's real authority to the bottom end with a clean, crisp delivery elsewhere

Very impressive - Especially for a 50 year old TT


Created by Mail To: davey_w@hotmail.co.uk: May 2017
Last Update: September 2017 - Motor Lube Link Added