Miida TT

Discussion in 'Turntables' started by glenwcar, Nov 19, 2006.

  1. glenwcar

    glenwcar Taking the HiFi Road Subscriber

    Any info from anyone on this brand?
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2006
  2. danj

    danj modern primitive

    That's a brand name I've not heard. I wonder if it's a private label or regional brand.
  3. Nat

    Nat AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Miida was or is a pretty big importer/exporter who sold some equipment under their own name in the 70s or 80s. It was good midlevel equipment, and given that many japanese tables are actually built for for the ostensible manufacturer by CEC, it has a good chance of being practically identical to similar looking tables from other companies, and perhaps just a bit better since they were trying to establish their name in the US. As with most equipment, proper setup may be more important than paper specs.
  4. Thom

    Thom Active Member

    I saw that on Ebay too. Did you go for it?
  5. Blue Meanie

    Blue Meanie Scratch 'n' Sniff

    And it only went for a dollar (+$22 shipping)! Somebody got a deal...

  6. nutdpl

    nutdpl New Member

  7. clydeselsor

    clydeselsor Lunatic Member

    That's a nice looking table!
  8. nutdpl

    nutdpl New Member

    I am restoring mine, was buffing the dust cover with a power buffer, and it threw the cover off the table and smashed it :tears: I'm so mad at myself, no way I'll find a replacement for that :(
  9. ARJohn

    ARJohn Super Member

    not the same Mida from Muntz of 70's 8 track fame I guess ?
  10. nutdpl

    nutdpl New Member

    Not sure, my miida table is exact copy of that denon, its a heavy TT, well built, dead quiet, not bad for a garbage find like 10 years ago :)
  11. clydeselsor

    clydeselsor Lunatic Member

    Mida is not the same as Miida...
  12. Mot666

    Mot666 New Member

    Thread from the dead! I found one of these at a yard sale a couple years ago for $5. Best money I ever spent! Little bit of cleaning and lube and...wow.
  13. Octaven

    Octaven Well-Known Member

    I first heard of Miida as a copier company. Then, perhaps 25 years ago, I picked up a used receiver of the same name. It's no Denon, but in a vague way it reminds me of the Sansui 331 551 etc.
  14. Gridslayer

    Gridslayer This and that...

    About to go look at one today. :banana:
  15. Gridslayer

    Gridslayer This and that...

    Got it home and it sounds nice! Heavy plinth. I've never owned a manual TT. Is the platter supposed to spin even when the arm is on the rest?
  16. Nat

    Nat AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Depends whether it has an on/off switch for the platter that is separate from the arm, or whether the moving the arm activates the switch. If there isn't any other switch, you'r going to have to figure out why it doesn't shut off when the arm is in rest position. Might be a sticky cam or a bad microswitch.
  17. Gridslayer

    Gridslayer This and that...

    No other switch. Hmmm... :confused:
  18. boreas

    boreas AK Subscriber Subscriber

    You're probably dealing with a microswitch that's opened and closed by the motion of the tonearm.

  19. Nat

    Nat AK Subscriber Subscriber

    How about some pictures?
    That might help remote diagnosis.
    I suspect you are going to have to go in and do some surgery, and some pictures will help us kibbitzers give you advice.
    What you will have to do is to remove the platter, secure the arm (and, ideally, remove the headshell and counterweight). Make sure nothing is loose, and turn the table upside down on a cloth so that the dustcover is supporting the base (it occurs to me that you should first make sure that the turntable itself can't fall out of the base-- every japanese table I've seen has the baseplate trapped even though sprung, but who knows?
    Then figure out what screws need to be removed to take off the bottom. Remove it, and see what the problem is -- if it isn't obvious what you need to do, pictures will really help.
  20. gary7

    gary7 AK Subscriber Subscriber

    It is a total manual TT. Power switch for turning the platter on & off. No mechanisms or switches attached to the arm. Great TT. I got mine with a Ortofon OM30 cart, great combo.

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