I think the earlier Dansettes were the UCL series. You had to be careful because if the mains plug was wired up incorrectly the the record deck would be live. They were slightly better than some of the AC/DC radios of the time which had line cord where the dropper resistor was in the cable so that shortening the cable would increase the heater volts.
There is one problem, the right hand channel looses volume sometimes but switching it on and off quickly restores the sound. Any ideas? Andy
If none of the above something more exotic! I assume you've googled?? The fact that it comes back to life is encouraging because it means nothing has failed. On the inside there are some printed circuit daughter cards that must have connector rows with the main board. They are held in place by a clamp of some kind!! [can't remember]. Something may be amiss with one those connector strips??? Take the top off [SWITCH OFF AND DISCONNECT MAINS FIRST!] Waggle them gently!!
Not a bad amp in its day, it was built with Silicon transistors [BCxxx, 2N3055 etc - see manual and circuit here:
rather than Germanium which the Stereo 30 before it used. Not a very good one that!!
Thanks for that, Gordon. I'm just off on holiday so I'll have a look when I get back. Andy
It seems to have righted itself now! Andy
go on holiday often!
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