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What TT's do you folks have

Discussion in 'Turntables' started by Grumpy, Jun 22, 2002.

  1. guiller

    guiller Toscaninichus Australis

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  2. Dudeman7

    Dudeman7 Active Member

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    I'm down to just one, a Dual 1019. Old school AT cart, homemade anti-static platter mat and a cheap record weight from Amazon. I made the base out of kitchen cabinet sample blocks that were headed for the dumpster before I swiped them. 20181017_180210.jpg

    It runs like a dream and sounds damn good
     

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  3. Othne3l7

    Othne3l7 New Member

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    Dual 1229 and kenwood kd550.
     
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  4. guiller

    guiller Toscaninichus Australis

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    Welcome to the AK community!
     
  5. csgreene

    csgreene Member

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    I sold my Marantz 6100 but ordered a new Tecnics SL-1210GR to replace it. ;) Still have my venerable Technics SL-QL1 (for 35+ years now) and my Denon DP-23F (on loan to my younger son as he's "into" vinyl even though he doesn't actually own any records yet).
     
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  6. bluenote79

    bluenote79 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    What's your favorite turntable (sonically) out of those three? I'm looking at buying a Music Hall mmf 2.3 new, but I've also had people tell me I should go with a Technics sl 1200 or 1210
     
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  7. Condorsat

    Condorsat Audio Enthusiast

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    Technics SL 1210M5 since 2002 .. new at the time, they were still being made.
     
  8. T68

    T68 Member

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    Say hello to my little friends:

    Dual 601
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    Dual 1225
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  9. Dudeman7

    Dudeman7 Active Member

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    Those look great!
     
  10. KlipschFan61

    KlipschFan61 Smooth Jazzer

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    I'd say the Music Hall holds a slight edge over the Tech 12 if for no other reason than the wonderful tone arm on the 2.3. The Tech can be made to sing but you really need to use the right cartridge.I'm using a Grado Gold on the Tech 12 and the compliance factor is just right. Never had much luck with the OM Ortofons. I use a vintage Ortofon F15E on the lighter arm of the Music Hall. The old Project One has an ancient Signet TK7E mounted to it but is currently sitting idle. Ran out of systems to plug it in to!
     
  11. caferacer59

    caferacer59 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    My Miracord 50h Idler makes me a happy camper, took over from my finicky dual.
     

     

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  12. Greenie

    Greenie New Member

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    I seem to have bought an AT-LP5 by accident.

    £49.99 ex demo so not really a gamble. First impressions rather good.
     
  13. Final_Baton

    Final_Baton Active Member

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    Forgot to post a pic of my SL-D2K back when I mentionned her couple months ago (doh!)

    Here she is now :

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  14. Pootybear

    Pootybear Active Member

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    It still needs paint and a new plinth, but it sounds great.
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  15. danj

    danj modern primitive

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    Yesterday I picked up a Mitsubishi DP EC7 direct-drive in very nice condition except that the thing uses small belts to move to tonearm (it's full-auto) and said belts have turned to goo. Now it's basically a manual tt with auto lift. The correct belts are hard to find - a couple sites are selling a kit but the belts aren't the right ones, based on the pictures, and the one site that has the right ones wants $50, which I think is way too much for three tiny belts. I'll fix it if I can find the right belts at a decent price.
     
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  16. Balifly

    Balifly Listening Subscriber

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    When i first got my Sansui XR-5 and XP-99 turn tables, I had the same problem.

    I got a a bag of assorted small rubber bands and found one that would do the job for a couple of years before it got stretch too much.

    But I was able to source the correct size better mad belts by then.

    The store had lots of different belts for tape decks. :)
     

     

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  17. SilentJ20

    SilentJ20 New Member

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    I restored/refinished a Technics SL-1100 I found at a local auction.

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    Original EPA-110 tonearm, functioning strobe and a Pickering XV-15 cartridge. Absolutely love it.

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  18. lightcapture

    lightcapture Well-Known Member

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    beatcomber AK Member

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  20. TimF

    TimF Super Member

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    FE8EB0BC-6486-42F0-BE04-4047D60BAD53.jpeg B033DB7D-62F5-4CAC-9470-EF38172B3649.jpeg I decided to move my Holbo air-bearing TT and phono stage from its own upright rack to my main stand with the rest of the gear. I was having some noise issues with the long interconnects from phono stage output to my preamp. That issue solved. Now I need to get a nice cover for the table after the new year.
     
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