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Offline beginnersluke

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Location of output jacks on a 200/200A
« on: March 20, 2019, 10:21:32 AM »
I have a quick question for which I couldn't find an answer in other threads, or (surprisingly) an image search on google.

I was curious about the position/placement of the output jacks for the line-out (aux) and headphones. On the retrolinear website, for their amp output board, there's a photo of what seems like an original output plate -- with AUX and PHONES labels.

Where is this on the piano? Is it the bottom left corner (if looking from the top)? That's where my 206A had the headphone jack (photo included for fun). It's both just tight to add a second jack (but could be done, I think), plus I'd like to make it more faithful to original Wurlitzer ideas.

Bottom line: if someone would be kind enough to snap a photo of the inside of a 200A showing the output jacks, I'd be much obliged.

Thanks,

Luke

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Re: Location of output jacks on a 200/200A
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2019, 07:53:03 AM »
It's pretty close to that spot, on the bottom. There is also a trim control (200A) You have to try both jacks to see which signal is better for what you are using it with. Sometimes the aux out is too hot. Of course you would use the volume control as a trim pot for the headphone out.
I have no way to post pictures on here, plus my 200A is in the attic at the moment.
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Re: Location of output jacks on a 200/200A
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2019, 05:02:37 PM »
See the block on the left that the amp rail mounts to?  On 200’s and 200A’s it is two smaller blocks and the output plate hangs off the amp rail into a pocket.

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Re: Location of output jacks on a 200/200A
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2019, 05:54:46 PM »


This is where it is on my Wurly 200:




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Re: Location of output jacks on a 200/200A
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2019, 11:48:51 PM »
I am in the final stages of converting a 206A into a 200A.  I purchased Vintage Vibe's 200A amplifier and preamp, along with the wiring kits, aux out, headphone out, legs, pedal, etc.

I found it challenging to locate the Aux out and Aux pot.  There isn't a lot of space in the bottom of the piano.  I ended up installing the power jack on the back of the piano, the Aux out pot in the existing round hole to the left of the left most hammers.  I drilled a new hole immediately adjacent to that hole for the Aux Out jack.  It just barely fits.  I'd be glad to take some photos if they would be of use.

I found the video instructions on Vintage Vibe's page showing how their new amp is installed very revealing because I've never actually worked on a 200A, so I didn't realize how these jacks were installed on the 200A.  The video shows exactly where the jacks go on the 200A, and seeing that I realized I couldn't do the same.  The block of wood supporting the 206A amp rail is the difference, as cinnanon pointed out.

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Re: Location of output jacks on a 200/200A
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2019, 11:10:55 AM »
Because of the difference in the blocks, it is easier to put the second hole on the right side of the piano.  In fact..... I think.... there is usually already a pre-drilled spot.