Discussion in 'Turntables' started by Grumpy, Jun 22, 2002.
I just picked up a Dual 1229 for free.
I also have a Dual 1218 and a Pioneer PL-516.
Free is my favorite price, nice pick up.
Well... I have 3 currently.
My main turntable is my Project Debut Carbon, fitted with the Ortofon 2M Red Have the acrylic platter and the Project Phono Box S. Also got the pulley and 2M 78 stylus to play back some 78's I have.
Have a video up of Glen Miller's Moonlight Serenade
I also have a Technics SL-QD33, direct drive turntable with a Shure M800 P-mount stylus and actually plays pretty good.
The third turntable is a work in progress... It is an old Magnovox Micromatic turntable. Needs a new idler wheel and some work on the tonearm, otherwise no other problems. The problem is finding the idler wheels that don't cost a fortune. So probably would be a while before I get around to fixing that.
Posted the above in 2009........what I have now is listed below:
Empire 589 III Troubador
Thorens TD 124
My wife and I have decided to do a little bit of simplification and decided that we don't need two turntables att so I'm getting rid of the Pro-ject Essential and keeping the DUAL 1249. The Pro-ject has a new home with a friend. I've had the DUAL for years and it started life in my home as a non-working thrift store find with excellent cosmetics. After I did a careful repair and refurb, the DUAL has been a very pleasing machine and completely trouble free. The 1249 has a Stanton 780 mounted (great cartridge, btw) with a Shure V15III in reserve.
Well, right now, I have a Pioneer PL 12d, Pioneer PL 550, Pioneer PL510a, 2 AR XAUs, an AR XAU with what looks like an XB tonearm, and a Garrard 301/SME3009.
The PL12 is off to a new home tomorrow though.
I can't say I need them all but I love them all!
I am new to the TT world. I have recently acquired a Pioneer PL 112D in great condition and so far I am loving it
Welcome to the AK turn table forum.
Enjoy the music!
Thank you @Balifly There is so much to learn about TT's but I have to say - I am hooked
Marantz and Pioneer all the way
At the moment I have 3 tt's.
Pioneer PL Z81
I'm currently using the Z81 as I recently purchased the PL100 but I'm waiting for a new headshell, cartridge and stylus to arrive.
My choice for use is a JVC QL-Y5F. I love the controls are mounted outside the hood. Minimal vibration as servos function.
My old Kenwood KP-07 [made by Micro Seiki] ...
Technics SL-D1 (owned since new in 1979 and used daily)
Technics SL-1700 (currently in my son's setup)
Thorens TD-166 mk ii
Dual CS 616Q ($2 Thrift Store find - used for playing questionable Thrift Store albums)
Latest TT list:
Technics SL D2 (78 RPM mod planned)
Technics SL D202 (with 78 RPM mod)
Technics SL D303 (with 78 RPM mod)
Technics SL Q212 (part of a rack system)
Technics SL 1300 MK1
Pioneer PL 550
Pioneer PL 340 (with 78 RPM mod)
Onkyo CP 1116A
Gemini PDT 6000
Dual CS 620 Q
Yamaha YP B4
Sherwood ST 903
Fisher MT 32
Panasonic SL H308 (part of a rack system)
Yes I have a problem and need to sell some of lesser ones off.
Here's a potato picture of my second turntable (and first conventional TT), an Onkyo CP-1015A.
EDIT: Now with action shot! The cartridge I'm using is an Ortofon OM5E but I have a NOS Tonar (Nagaoka JT-)555 cart in shipping right now.
Modded Lenco L75 with a Linn Ittok arm and a Pioneer PL518 all original and bone stock
This one l picked up on the side of the road about 6 years ago.
I've had it packed in a box but last night decided to try and get it working which l did.
Took a few hours looking up tonearm adjustments and tonearm lift adjustment and changing the cartridge but it's going like a beauty
JVC QL-Y3F direct drive.
Looks like my ql-y5f.
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