What TT's do you folks have

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

  1. Ross6860

    Ross6860 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    All Technics: SL-j2 (original owner since 1984), SL-D2, SL-1300, and SL-1200MkII (KAB mods)

    Everything still works on all of them...

    IMO Technics made workhorse turntables that can still be had for decent money. Paid a little over $100 for the SL-D2 a year or so ago.
     
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  2. Petemark

    Petemark Active Member

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    No systemdec x2
     
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  3. mikeybc

    mikeybc Listener

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    Never noticed this thread before for some reason,

    Anyway I have a Marantz 6200 with a Shure M95ED and a Rega RP3 with a Ortofon 2M Bronze.

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  4. C6Bill

    C6Bill AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Last week I picked up a Thorens TD-160 Super from Vinyl Nirvana. Plinth in Santos Mahogany and Jelco SA-750D with a 2M Bronze.

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  5. ferninando

    ferninando Lunatic Member

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    beautifull TTs Mike and C6.
     
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  6. Grumpy

    Grumpy Krusty old SOB! Yes, I own Audiokarma Staff Member Admin Sponsor Subscriber

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    Still one of my favorite posts even after starting it over 15 years ago. Hard to believe it now has over 6500 responses, and almost 3.500.000 views... That's insane !!!

    Lets keep the tables coming, loving seeing all turntable porn :)

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  7. ferninando

    ferninando Lunatic Member

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    Me to grump. U got it.
    Thanks for AK btw.
    Never get to talk to the big gun.
     
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  8. Roumelio

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    I'm a new member. I bought myself a Technics SL-D2 as a project to fix up and bring back to life again. It's been a little beaten up, but I wanted something to work on and bring back to life. It's on the workbench at the moment. Just testing that everything is good mechanically first.

    My plans are to deaden out the plinth get a nice new head cartridge and stylus and upgrade to a new corked platter mat. Once I've gotten through that its mostly cosmetic. I may well measure up and make a new plinth for it to sit in. I'll just see how far I get once I get it up to cosmetic and working order.

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  9. Balifly

    Balifly Listening Subscriber

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    Welcome to the AK turntable forum.

    Best of luck with your restoration project. :thumbsup:
     
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  10. Roumelio

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    Thanks... I may need few instructables on the way, so I'll post back where nescessary in working out what to do with this thing.
     
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  11. Lavane

    Lavane AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I bought one of those new back In the day. It was a big step up from the old BSR with ADC cartrige I had before it.
     
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  12. Jody Thornton

    Jody Thornton Just Enjoying the Music

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    How many posts will the system allow in one thread? Just curious.
    :)
     
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  13. ferninando

    ferninando Lunatic Member

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    I got a D2 myself. 1st thing to do is get the svc mnl for setup and everything.
    then u can do whats needed.
    Only complaint of it is tonearm is fixed and not replaceable.
    other than that its a good running sounding TT. I like mine.
     
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  14. Bubbalouie

    Bubbalouie Active Member

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    There have been people/members who have replaced the standard tonearm for something else. Seems to me one person installed a Jelco tonearm.
     
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  15. Roumelio

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    That's interesting, from what I read it seemed like it was too difficult or either not nescessary. The problem doesn't seem to be with the tone arm, but the weight of it which you can fix with the appropriate head shell and cartridge. I've been wrapping my head around how to make a plinth out of a solid piece of Tasmanian Oak. Seems like I'll need to get my hands on a forstner bit with the tools I have at home to make it work.
     
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  16. best-groove

    best-groove New Member

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    My little collection
    1x Michell GyroDec
    1x Technics SL 1000
    1x Tecnichs sp 10 Mk2 finish restored
    2x Technics sp 10 Mk2 (to be restored)
    1x JVC TT-101 (to be restored)
    1x Thorens TD 145 Mk1 (to be resored)
    A dozen arms and as many cartridges
    some step up :bigok:

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  17. Larrypana

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    1x Technics SL1200Mkii
    1x Technics SL-Q2
    1x Technics SL-5 (linear tracker)

    (love Technics...uh huh!)
     
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  18. ChuckP

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    SL5100, I have had it since 1979. Took it in for a tune up a couple of years ago and just needed a little cleaning and lubrication. With a good solid platform, I can't imagine a reason to change.
     
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  19. Drugolf

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    Picked up this pretty thing the other day for about $25. Has a Shure M93E on it. Needs belt and tune-up. Optonica
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  20. Sunnyboy

    Sunnyboy New Member

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    Denon DP-59L
    Luxman PD-277
    Micro Seiki DD-40
    Micro Seiki DD-35
    Optonica RP-3636 MkII
    Thorens TD-165 MkII
    Yamaha P-350
     
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