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Posted: Dec 3, 2017 - 2:31pm

 SeriousLee wrote:

I still have an SL-B20 I bought in 1984. Still working. {#Cheers}

 
Only ever had Technics TT's.  My first was an SL1700 and it was in use from 1978 until I bought a very gently used SL1200 from Japan 2 years ago to retire and upgrade from the SL1700.  I went DD as soon as I heard about it and never considered anything else.  They are tanks.  I got a belt drive Dual 504 some 20 years ago just to have a spare in case of emergency.  Never really used it other than to make sure that it worked when I got it.  

The SL1200 is back in production again and I gave it a thought for a minute but $1700 made me blink too many times to think it would sound or work better than the one I have now.  

re ripping a first stereo pressing of Let It Bleed right now with the newly lubed table to compare the copy from the Mono Box set.  So far, the Mono Box version stands up pretty good against the first stereo pressing even with all the time that has passed and the Mono is from a 2012 digitally remastered source.  

obtw ... gonna re rip Layla before Christmas.  Send you a pm when its finished and some other goodies.
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Posted: Dec 3, 2017 - 11:39am

 kurtster wrote:
Anyone out there looking for a turntable right now ?  I just stumbled on this one which is the same as what I have.  A 100 volt Japanese domestic sale only model of the excellent Technics SL 1200 Mk3 for a very fair price.  Please note that you would need a voltage converter which can be picked up for around $50.  They rarely pop up in this condition anymore for the price being asked.  Same website I got mine a couple of years ago, too.  Highly recommend this TT.  Judging by the pictures and condition, this never saw any DJ use.  You can ask the seller to make sure.

Act quickly as these do not last long.   
Technics SL-1200MK3D Black Original Box and Dust Cover Free Shipping

 
I still have an SL-B20 I bought in 1984. Still working. {#Cheers}
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Posted: Dec 3, 2017 - 11:13am

Took apart my SL1200 turntable to clean and lube the bearing.  For 28 years old it looked pretty good.  It did not go back together right the first two times though.  It seems that the bearing holder has a key to make sure that it only goes back in place one way that I missed the first two times.  Grrrr.  There are now 3 stripped screw heads for the retainer that I have to order for the next time I take it apart.
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Posted: Nov 10, 2017 - 5:09am

Anyone out there looking for a turntable right now ?  I just stumbled on this one which is the same as what I have.  A 100 volt Japanese domestic sale only model of the excellent Technics SL 1200 Mk3 for a very fair price.  Please note that you would need a voltage converter which can be picked up for around $50.  They rarely pop up in this condition anymore for the price being asked.  Same website I got mine a couple of years ago, too.  Highly recommend this TT.  Judging by the pictures and condition, this never saw any DJ use.  You can ask the seller to make sure.

Act quickly as these do not last long.   
Technics SL-1200MK3D Black Original Box and Dust Cover Free Shipping


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Posted: Sep 4, 2017 - 8:11am

Panasonic's prototype SP-10R turntable is pretty spectacular


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Posted: Aug 28, 2017 - 4:17am

 kurtster wrote: 
Now this is really BS for rich dummies.  I would be LOL if this s.. was not priced to 8 to 10 years worth of hard labor for the poorest Americans, not accounting for all the misery worldwide. 
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Posted: Aug 25, 2017 - 9:34am

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and the room treatment crystals

 
P.T. Barnum got nothing on these shysters. Wow.
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Posted: Aug 18, 2017 - 3:09pm

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and the room treatment crystals
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Posted: Aug 18, 2017 - 7:41am

Got a spare 110 K ?

this one is for you ...

The Proscenium Black Diamond V Turntable – now available with
new oil-free air supply.

and don't forget the crystal powered record clamp ...


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Posted: Jun 6, 2017 - 6:21am

came in yesterday, I went with the TEAC TN-300 and and a pair of JBL Arena 170 speakers,
love 'em, 
 


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Posted: May 31, 2017 - 1:53pm

here's one on clearance,                        
TEAC TN-300 with an Audio-Technica AT95E cartridge
MSRP $399.99, now $269.00 no sales tax, free shipping   
         https://www.audiogeeks.com/turntables/teac-tn-300-belt-drive-analog-turntable 

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Posted: May 30, 2017 - 10:34am

Try to find a Technics 1200mk2 in good condition, they last forever, a workhorse machine & you can find spare parts easily .

ColdMiser wrote:
I dug my old turntable out of mothballs after 20 years or so and of course it doesn't work so i'm in the market for a new unit. I'm not an audiophile but I'm sure some of you on RP are. What is a good model to get for under $200?

 


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Posted: May 30, 2017 - 10:24am

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Seemed to get good reviews. The bad ones seem to be from high end audiophile folks which I'm not one (till I win the lottery anyway). I have a low end Audio Technics that has served me well for a few years as I rediscovered my collection and started adding on. I'm just looking for a sound upgrade without breaking the bank, this looks like it might fit the bill.

 
Its ok.  Do note that it has no pitch or speed control and the manual says it has a 2% rotation variance, which is a lot.  You can hear that.  And it has a chachky power supply.  

I'm a direct drive fan myself.  I would still recommend looking for a good used SL 1200.  They are the standard for speed or rotation control.

They're built like the brick shit house and very easily serviced.  It would be the last turntable you'll ever buy.

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Posted: May 30, 2017 - 7:31am

I will probably get a turntable soon, right now I'm shopping and this TN-100 caught my eye, for 279 bucks less than the 400S,
maybe more up (or down) to my speed, I'll probably not play it much since I have only one vinyl to play but of course that'll change
.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/teac-tn-100-turntable-cherry/4679501.p?skuId=4679501&extStoreId=&ref=212&loc=1&ksid=33de8d70-5c87-4c60-a094-ce007add804e&ksprof_id=16&ksaffcode=pg238360&ksdevice=c&lsft=ref:212,loc:2&gclid=CjwKEAjwsLTJBRCvibaW9bGLtUESJAC4wKw1y0qevY9LYQguTpfyFvdLxBMqp_IsWhRszfuPx5ekURoCMqHw_wcB
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 TEAC - TN-100 Turntable - Cherry - Larger Front
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Posted: May 30, 2017 - 3:45am

 Skydog wrote:
how about this one? for $399.99
heard anything good and/or bad?

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_063TN400W/TEAC-TN-400S-Walnut.html#&gid=1&pid=1

TEAC - TN-400S 3-Speed Turntable

 




 
Seemed to get good reviews. The bad ones seem to be from high end audiophile folks which I'm not one (till I win the lottery anyway). I have a low end Audio Technics that has served me well for a few years as I rediscovered my collection and started adding on. I'm just looking for a sound upgrade without breaking the bank, this looks like it might fit the bill.
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Posted: May 29, 2017 - 4:55am

how about this one? for $399.99
heard anything good and/or bad?

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_063TN400W/TEAC-TN-400S-Walnut.html#&gid=1&pid=1

TEAC - TN-400S 3-Speed Turntable

 





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Posted: May 24, 2017 - 10:58am

 ColdMiser wrote:
thanks for the suggestions. I'll be sure to look into both. May have to flip a coin {#Think}

 
if you do go used, it often may not be a simple plug & play process.  Is the needle damaged?  Are the belts failing? Is the tracking, tonearm set properly? when was the last time it was lubricated? Plan on spending at least another $100 to take it into a shop to be serviced. 
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Posted: May 24, 2017 - 10:34am

thanks for the suggestions. I'll be sure to look into both. May have to flip a coin {#Think}
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Posted: May 24, 2017 - 6:35am

Plenty of good stuff going the used route.  For a new deck, I've heard good things about Rega

Rega RP1: $445 $$$ ★
The plug'n'play RP1 (for Rega Planar One) replaces Rega's popular P1. Nearly identical to the earlier model in size and shape, the RP1 uses an Ortofon OM5e moving-magnet cartridge, but trades the P1's MDF platter for one of phenolic resin and adds Rega's new, solidly built RB101 tonearm. Additionally, the P1's drab gray finish is exchanged for the RP1's choice of White, Cool Gray, or Titanium. Compared to the P1, the RP1 delivered more drive, better focus, and was the more confident, purposeful, and authoritative player. "Rega's RP1 looks good, is easy to set up, and plays records like it means it," said SM. AD shared SM's enthusiasm: "It's not just that I can't imagine $445 buying more happiness; I can't imagine so modest an investment in money and effort buying more music." The RP1 Performance Pack Upgrade was easy to install and resulted in a bigger soundstage, deeper silences, and greater resolution of low-level detail, said SM. "A no-brainer," agreed AD. (Vol.34 Nos.2, 4, & 5 WWW)
Read more at https://www.stereophile.com/content/2016-recommended-components-turntables-tonearms-cartridges-etc#ka1B3xJz0TyEYhEc.99

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