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need help in restoring the old HMV fiesta record player


i recently got this player from a person who was suppose to throw this player in the garbage.i need help in restoring this player.did some googling but i didnt find the right information of the player.plz help me to make this player works.this is my first tt experience.
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wow...my granny had one of these....ask me what you want to know and i can surely help...her's met with the same fate when I was a kid...i remember crying for a whole day asking her to give it to me (as a 5 yr old) however, she sold it to a servant for Rs.100/-. This was 1976.
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We had the same record player in our home when I was a kid. But it was in non working condition.
Still remember the days when we colony kids gang used to listen to this player by turning the record by hand, during the power failures. And the song goes.....Naaaajaaaaane kyuuun hooouutaaaa hain yeh ziiiiindagi ke saaaaath........achaaanak yeh man kisike jaaaaaaaneeee ke baad kaaareee kyun ussssssski yaaad...choti chooooti si baaaat.....
But had to keep our ears very very close to the needle to listen to this melody. And then I came up with my proudest invention. I taped a paper cup to the tone arm and suddenly the sound was quite audible!
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Re: need help in restoring the old HMV fiesta record player

first of all, is this the tube version or the solid state version? seems likely to be the solid state version!!
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Re: need help in restoring the old HMV fiesta record player

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i recently got this player from a person who was suppose to throw this player in the garbage.i need help in restoring this player.did some googling but i didnt find the right information of the player.plz help me to make this player works.this is my first tt experience.
I would have loved to work on this. But seems you are in Chennai and I am in Pune.
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Re: need help in restoring the old HMV fiesta record player

from the looks of it, if nothing is missing, it would be a good weekend's work...is the amplifier working, are you able to power it on, does the table turn?
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Re: need help in restoring the old HMV fiesta record player

Hey guys,

Coincidentally, I recently got the same player from a friend, again for free as he was leaving the country, only its in slightly better condition. And I am ALSO from Chennai... What a coincidence!

I would like to know a few things,
- by the looks of it this seems like a fully manual system. Can i fit in a new cartridge, like the mordern ones in the available currently in the market? i have no idea if this is a magnetic cartridge or any other type.
- It has a very wierd output port, nothing like ive seen. not sure if this is a phono from the old days.
- Also the cable that goes from this output goes directly into the speaker in the cover, so the other end of the cable is just the red and black copper wires. Can i convert this to fit into the amplifier input we have in the market now?
- I plugged in the player and.. IT TURNS! woot! it even changed speeds when i changed the rpm. not bad for something that wasn used for 3 years
- looking at the design it seems to me like a motor driven unit, as it did make some noise while turning.. correct me if im wrong

so apart from the above questions i need help getting an amp and speakers for this.
Also how do i find if its a tube or sold state device.. and in layman terms what is the difference?

Thanks in advance. This forum is awesome.
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Hey guys,

Coincidentally, I recently got the same player from a friend, again for free as he was leaving the country, only its in slightly better condition. And I am ALSO from Chennai... What a coincidence!

I would like to know a few things,
- by the looks of it this seems like a fully manual system. Can i fit in a new cartridge, like the mordern ones in the available currently in the market? i have no idea if this is a magnetic cartridge or any other type.
- It has a very wierd output port, nothing like ive seen. not sure if this is a phono from the old days.
- Also the cable that goes from this output goes directly into the speaker in the cover, so the other end of the cable is just the red and black copper wires. Can i convert this to fit into the amplifier input we have in the market now?
- I plugged in the player and.. IT TURNS! woot! it even changed speeds when i changed the rpm. not bad for something that wasn used for 3 years
- looking at the design it seems to me like a motor driven unit, as it did make some noise while turning.. correct me if im wrong

so apart from the above questions i need help getting an amp and speakers for this.
Also how do i find if its a tube or sold state device.. and in layman terms what is the difference?

Thanks in advance. This forum is awesome.
Hi,
Don't spend much on this TT.It has a Ceramic cartridge,not good for hifi.Its idler drive TT(pulley).It should have a builtin Amp so you don't need to have phono input on your Amp.The output of a Ceramic cartridge is equal or comparable to line level,so you can directly connect it to speakers.You can also connect it to a diff. amp's line level input(Tape/Aux/Tuner).

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Re: need help in restoring the old HMV fiesta record player

I just got some 50 above lps from a friend of mine all r tamil cinema songs.i love to hear them.but dont know how to repair this thing.can someone do it for me.iam precently in pondicherry


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