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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    zoombrewer77 Tinnitus Maximus Subscriber

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    IMG_9159.JPG IMG_9161.JPG BIC 40z. Pickering XV 15 Micro IV. I listen to a lot of country, alt-country, classic rock, indie, punk, and jazz. This rig does all of that with awesome results.
     
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    Frank Sch Active Member

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  4. danj

    danj modern primitive

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    Three of the four mounted cartridges for my Dual 1229 (not shown is a Stanton 681EEE that is also in reserve). The Shure is currently in use.

    All three pictred cartridges pass the Telarc 1812 Overture "cannon shot test." I haven't tried it with the Stanton.

    Front to back: Pickering XSV-3000S with OEM stylus, Grace F8L, Shure V15III HE with LP Gear replacement stylus. The 681EEE has an OEM stereohedron.


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    Just got this beauty on a AK trade.

    Acoustic Research AR-XB

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  6. Stephen Dare

    Stephen Dare New Member

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    I have 6 turntables but only 2 in use, they are my TD160 with upgrades and my Rega that started life as a P3 but I have thrown every upgrade part I could find at it.
     
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  8. cheapo_eddy

    cheapo_eddy Member

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    Technics SL-D202 and SL-D2, Stanton T.62, all of which came from thrift stores.

    Recently offloaded a JVC belt-drive which had surprisingly little rumble for a belt-drive that appeared to have been blow-molded from the same plastic used in the manufacture of swizzle sticks and a motor identical to what's found in a $15 adult novelty store appliance.

    Ripped many an MP3 with the D-202. It'll get retired as a spare.

    The SL-D2 is a recent acquisition in very nice condition, and will shortly be getting a better-quality speed control pot, extra-shielded signal cables, and auto-return tonearm trip mechanism surgically removed, just like I did with the D202. Pictures to follow.

    If an orphaned decent tonearm shows up sometime down the road, I might stick it on the Stanton, which is one of those stupid DJ type things. I bought it because A: cheap and B: has a servo-lock LED indicator next to the pitch control, an aesthetically pleasing platter and what appears to be a halfway decent DD motor.
     
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  10. danj

    danj modern primitive

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    Darn!
    I had to pull my 1229 out of service due to a disintegrating steurpimple causing wonky tonearm operation (the steurpimple was new but was in my part box for a long time). Until I can get a replacement I am using my Mistubishi direct-drive with Grado cartridge. the LP is Dave Brubeck's TIME OUT.
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    EDIT: The 1229 has been repaired but I think I'll wait a week or two before putting it back in rotation.
     
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  11. Natitude

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    My current tt is a Technics SL D3, but I’m in the process of saving up for a Music Hall MMF 2.3

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  12. cheapo_eddy

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    Small fun project, just finished the other day. $20 thrift-store beater, a Technics SL-D2, heavily modified.

    Stripped mechanical chassis bare of arm-return mechanism & trip linkage, and was surprised at how cheaply made this thing is.

    Wired tonearm output directly to fully shielded audio jacks and ground terminal on side.

    Clipped out PCB trace to one side of crappy stock speed control pot, rerouted to nice old Allen-Bradley instrument-grade pot that came from a 1957 Tektronix oscilloscope.

    Adorned same with a heavy knurled aluminum setscrew knob, origin unknown. It works so much more slick than the stock one!

    Replaced line cord with a nice Euro-style cord.

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  13. danj

    danj modern primitive

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    I decided not to wait and have put my repaired 1229 back into rotation. 'Tis again working as it should. The Shure V15III is mounted and sounding mighty fine.
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    I have been using a new white Rega Planar 3 for the past 18 months, and loving every minute of it!
     
  15. Ciel Udbjørg

    Ciel Udbjørg New Member

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    I have an SL-DL 5 from Technics, that has died on me… had it since 1981 or so.
     
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    Picked up a Kenwood KD-3055 today! The Rock! 20190108_131525.jpg
     
  19. Chip2020

    Chip2020 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I own quite a few turntables and record changers, but presently I'm using a 1977 Collaro PH-1252 with a Shure SC35C cartridge w/SS35C stylus, The phono pre-amp is a Cambridge Audio 640P, the power amp is a modified and integrated Magnavox 9302 tube amp which drives a pair of Klipsch R-51M speakers. Audio Config.jpg
     
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  20. liemjerry

    liemjerry Active Member

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    Dual 1229 is always entertaining to see and operate . Love it
     
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