In a recent thread I started titled "What other TT makes/models do 'Dual idler lovers' recommend?" ELAC Miracord turntables were mentioned slightly more than any other. The Miracord 10 H and Miracord 50 H were specifically mentioned, the latter it was suggested might be a step up from most Duals. One poster said maintenance and service intervals were similar to most Dual idler drives. ( here's a link to that thread : http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=389282 ) All of this makes me more curious about Mircacord TTs. I'd like to hear more of what AK members might have to say about them (whether they are Dual owners/fans or not). I looked up a little background about this make online (here's a link to vinylengine's page for them: http://www.vinylengine.com/library/elac.shtml ), but those sort of resources don't really provide much about users' experience with them or personal judgements about how they fit into the spectrum audio history. Also, if someone wanted to begin shopping for a first Miracord, what additional background or questions should they have in mind? Are they or parts for them problems in parts of the world where AKers live?