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If you could have any 80's or earlier turntable for free what would it be?

Discussion in 'Turntables' started by Mark 1234, Dec 8, 2018 at 2:14 PM.

  1. Mark 1234

    Mark 1234 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    For me I think it would be a Pioneer Exclusive P3
     

     

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  2. Balifly

    Balifly Listening Subscriber

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  3. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Fairchild 750-2 or 3. Either'd be OK. :)

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  4. OvenMaster

    OvenMaster RIP Mommy 1935-2018 Subscriber

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    I honestly think I'd enjoy a BIC 980. I had a 960 and should have kept it.
     
  5. olddude55

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    For free? Already got one.

    Dual 1219 first pic first play november 18 2018.jpg Dual 1219 first pic first play november 18 2018.jpg

    But I'd take another one just for the parts.
     
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  6. sKiZo

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    Wouldn't mind getting a donor table for this one. Paid $400 new in 1980, but it's starting to show it's age ...

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    Still doing an admirable job of spinning vinyls though ...
     

     

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  7. Greenie

    Greenie New Member

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    Sansui P-D30

    It's the blue glow, I just can't let it go.
     
  8. alteclipsch

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    I already got one too, a Realistic Lab 400. I marvel at its build quality and its sound.
     
  9. danj

    danj modern primitive

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    Lots of good choices but as I already have a very nice Dual 1229, I think I'll stop looking.
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  10. Mister Pig

    Mister Pig Pigamus Maximus Subscriber

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    Technics SP 10 MK III.

    Actually all my tables are 80's era or earlier.

    Technics SP 10 MK II
    Denon DP 75
    Sota Star Sapphire

    Cheers
    Mister Pig
     
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  11. cafe latte

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  12. JP

    JP 7480 74111110101115

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    Onkyo PX-100M.

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  13. fiddlefye

    fiddlefye AK Subscriber Subscriber

    EMT
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    or a Denon DP-100
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  14. heavyrock

    heavyrock Super Member

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  15. cafe latte

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    Thanks it was worth the effort, the Commonwealth sound amazing :)
    Chris
     
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  16. bigaltx24

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    Kyocera PL-910, listened to one back in the day, way over my budget.
     
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  17. larrybody

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    My friend has one. I want one. Transcriptor Hydraulic Reference turntable as seen in the Movie "Clockwork Orange"

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  18. Montycat

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    Oh, I dunno. Maybe a Nakamichi TX-1000?
     
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  19. beat_truck

    beat_truck Super Member

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    I'm pretty happy with my humble stockpile of 'tables. But I wouldn't say no to a Technics SL1200 MK2 or an old idler broadcast 'table similar to the one cafe latte built.
     
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  20. drtool

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    Hands down the one I almost bought, Thorens Reference. reference turntable.jpg
     
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