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Old 02-02-2010, 05:42 AM
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Realistic Lab 220?

Hi Folks,

I am pretty new (again) to the vinyl world. I have a Toshiba SR-A270 that seems to serve my purposes pretty well, but I'm always on the hunt for new gear to try.

There is a Realistic Lab 220 available about 40 minutes away from here for $15 and I'm wondering if anyone knows anything about this table. I know Realistic made some decent gear and a few decent tables, but I can't find any info on this one. The only thing I can find is that it was made until about 1982, so that gives me a little hope. For the record, my concern is more for driving the round trip to look at a piece of plastic junk and less with the $15.

They are also selling some Optimus T-100s for $60 and I already have and STA-2000 so if the TT is decent I thought it might make an alright secondary system.

Thoughts?

Thanks!
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:54 AM
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The LAB-220 is a changer. If I had to guess, by looking at my 1982 RS catalog, I'd say it was a BSR. The S-shaped tonearm has some CEC styling cues, but the controls are pure BSR. It sold for $139.95 new.

I'd pass.
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:07 PM
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I saw the same ad. They were asking $40 last week.
There is a Denon DP-7f, in SW PDX, that may be a good option for cheap. A decent P-mount, with an Audio Technica cart. Says it works fine manually. May need a minor fix for the auto start.
Also, if you search CL using 'record player' a Symphonic/BSR shows up. It has 16, 33, 45, and 78 speeds. It has the changer gizmo. Ad says made in Germany.
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:22 AM
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Thanks for the tips!

I just found out that I can get my Marantz 2275 in tip top shape for only $125 so it looks like I'll be spending a little cash there first instead. Both these tables look pretty decent, but I'm now thinking I should have a little more patience and wait until I can spend a little more on a better table.

I appreciate the help guys.
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