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veger69
11-13-2012, 01:28 PM
Hey what do you guys think of this as a starter TT for 150.00
http://www.flickr.com/photos/66705713@N08/8143010586/

Azimuth
11-13-2012, 01:49 PM
It's nice enough, but $150 seems quite high. It's an older model servo and there are many better tables for that kind of money.

spl225
11-13-2012, 01:55 PM
The SL-23 went for $69 brand new.

Dr Tinear
11-13-2012, 02:08 PM
The SL-23 went for $69 brand new.

You're low by a factor of two. The Vintage Technics Web site shows a 1977 list price of $140 for the SL-23.

That said, $150 for a used one is excessive unless it comes with a brand-new, high-quality cartridge. $150 is close to the average used price for one of the Technics SL-1600/1700/1800 suspended direct-drive turntables that perform much better than the SL-23.

veger69
11-13-2012, 02:16 PM
Thanks for the info guys I have a good system that is set up around a logitec touch and flac audio but after getting to sample some very good vinyl rips I'm wanting to see how the analog side does it :)

I have a Denon 2809 to use as Phono stage and I use a Marantz MM9000 to run my Revel F52's so I'm looking for a decent entry level TT to get my feet wet without making a large investment. I was just really floored with the sound from some of the vinyl rips!

If you have any suggestions on a TT in the 150-300 range that would alow me to get started I would appreciate the advice.

number13
11-13-2012, 03:25 PM
That is exactly what I sell them for after a complete refurbish. Not too high if it is complete and near perfect.

veger69
11-13-2012, 05:08 PM
what do you guys think of this one with a new Cartridge (brand unknown yet) for 250?

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/ele/3348224383.html

Balifly
11-13-2012, 05:26 PM
Very nice auto lift turn table.

Looks like the anti-skate weight is there (the one dangling on a nylon string).

Make sure you get it with the turn table! :music:

illini
11-13-2012, 07:05 PM
what do you guys think of this one with a new Cartridge (brand unknown yet) for 250?

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/ele/3348224383.html

Visually delicious!

Check the bearings for play. Parts may be scarce.

spl225
11-14-2012, 01:55 PM
You're low by a factor of two. The Vintage Technics Web site shows a 1977 list price of $140 for the SL-23.

That said, $150 for a used one is excessive unless it comes with a brand-new, high-quality cartridge. $150 is close to the average used price for one of the Technics SL-1600/1700/1800 suspended direct-drive turntables that perform much better than the SL-23.

I'm aware of the MSRP. Street price was $69.

Dr Tinear
11-14-2012, 03:00 PM
I'm aware of the MSRP. Street price was $69.

I don't recall ever seeing them that cheap in the Midwest. The best price I can remember seeing in Wisconsin and Michigan was around $100.

ETI_5000
11-15-2012, 02:06 AM
what do you guys think of this one with a new Cartridge (brand unknown yet) for 250?

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/ele/3348224383.html

That Yamaha YP-D71 (1979 price AUD$395) is extremely good, and was just below the Technics SL-1200Mk2 in price ($419), and with similar performance. It was Yamaha’s 4th in the line in 1979, behind the rarely seen and super expensive (~AUD$6k) PX-1, the YP-D10 ($895), and YP-D8 ($595). It superseded the YP-D6, which was very similar, but without the quartz locking of the YP-D71. Made for Yamaha by the excellent Japanese turntable OEM Micro Seiki.

Well worth checking out – those YP-Dxx Yamahas were built like tanks, and in typical Yamaha fashion, the specifications were extremely modest – when tested, they outperformed models from other makers with much better manufacturer’s specs.:thmbsp:

spl225
11-15-2012, 02:57 AM
I don't recall ever seeing them that cheap in the Midwest. The best price I can remember seeing in Wisconsin and Michigan was around $100.

I live in New York. Technics, Marantz, Pioneer, Kenwood and the like were heavily discounted in the 70's. Selling price was usually half of list price or a little more.

speedle
11-15-2012, 01:37 PM
I paid $139 for an SL 23 with M91ED in '78 I think, from Stereo Discounters. So, all these years later, I find I got ripped off? ;)

Criminy that Yamaha is a good looking table.