What TT's do you folks have

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

  1. judsonw

    judsonw Well-Known Member

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    I currently have:
    Realistic Lab-395 (original Shure RS5T cartridge)
    Denon DP-300f (two headshells, one with original cartridge and one with an Ortofan 2M Red)
    Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (Ortofan 2M Red).

    The Denon has a bum left channel I am trying to fix, and if so, I will either part with the Realistic or the Denon, passing it on to a friend who got a new apartment and thus wants a simple system.
     

     

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  2. Audiofreak71

    Audiofreak71 Boerboelicious Subscriber

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    Thank you! :thumbsup:
     
  3. jnoyes

    jnoyes Super Member

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    Pioneer PL 30L II

    I recently bought this from Japan on Ebay. I really wanted a PL 50, but I couldn't pass this up for the price ($530 shipped from Japan)

    The plinth has been modified by adding 1/4" hardboard to the front and sides. It is also 5/8" taller so that I could add a 3/4" particle board bottom cover. I also filled much of the voids inside with MDF. It now weighs about 8lbs more than stock, about the same as a PL-50

    Stripped and recovered with Rosewood veneer

    It has also been recapped for reliability.

    Fitted with a Sumiko Blue Point #2 it sounds great!
     

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  4. ateal

    ateal Well-Known Member

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    Another high quality veneer job from you Sir. Looks fantastic.
     
  5. C6Bill

    C6Bill AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I agree with that guy, freakin gorgeous !!!!
     
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  6. C6Bill

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    @jnoyes, beautiful work right there !!!!
     

     

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  7. Audiofreak71

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    Thank you, love your Thorens as well :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Brian.Byrd001

    Brian.Byrd001 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Sansui FR-3060
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    I'm looking to upgrade the cart soon. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  9. bjarnetv

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  10. the_nines

    the_nines AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Technics SP10-MK2.

    I probably have already posted this turntable, but a few changes were done since then.

    First, I re-did the veneer. The previous veneer job had created a few bubbles (I had used contact cement and some spots had developed from the start. Not blaming the contact cement, I just probably screwed up. My other plinth for my Garrad 401 was with contact cement and it's flawless). In any event, I knew about the air bubbles on this job but I chose to ignore it. Well, every time I would look at the table it bothered the crap out of me. So I stripped the previous veneer (a gorgeous walnut burl) and re-did it with American Redwood veneer and used white glue this time.

    Tenuto gun metal mat, Thomas Schick 12" arm, Ortofon LH9000 headshell, and lastly slapped on a Denon DL-103RPRO.

    Very happy with the changes, the deck now looks half-decent and sounds amazingly nice, better than before. I haven't had the time for some critical listening but plan on it soon.

    Some pics. We all love pics: ;)


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  11. guiller

    guiller Toscaninichus Australis

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    Beautiful TTs!!!!
     

     

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  12. Dirtweed

    Dirtweed New Member

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    Nothing fancy.

    ProJect Debut III Clearaudio Aurum cart
    Thorens TD 280 Mk IV (all I could afford in the 90s)
    Thorens TD 125 SME 3009....needs restoration just picked it up cheap.

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  13. the_nines

    the_nines AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Beautiful Thorens!

    Welcome to AK.
     
  14. Joel66

    Joel66 Active Member

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    Pioneer PL-990. I bought it used and kept it for a couple of weeks. I gave it to my 6 yr old.
    JVC L-A131 (the cartridge is a mystery to me)

    I've got my eyes on a couple different tables right now.
    Technics SL-D2. (Needs a new cartridge)
    Technics SP-15 (I'm trying to find out if the owners of the station I work at are willing to sell it)
     
  15. Audiofreak71

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    Posted earlier but I've fitted the XA with a Grace F9e cartridge now and it's a marriage made in heaven. IMG_5098.JPG IMG_5105.JPG IMG_5106.JPG IMG_5100.JPG
     
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  16. ferninando

    ferninando Lunatic Member

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    I really like this thread.
    Getting to see all these wonderful turntables.
    And seeing how the above grace cartridge is mounted with those long screws and it still looks great.
    Kinda gives a person the ok to go ahead and do what is needed with
    the tools at your disposal. It will not detract from the beauty of the TT/arm/cart. combo.
    Thanks all you contributers for letting us see your turntables.
    Keep em coming.
     
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  17. danj

    danj modern primitive

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  18. Audiofreak71

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    Thank you, I'm enjoying the synergy of the two immensely :thumbsup:
     
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  19. johnjhazel

    johnjhazel Member

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    Rega RP1 upgraded to the max. I want a SOTA next. Anything from the Jewel to the Cosmos.
     
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  20. ateal

    ateal Well-Known Member

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    My latest vinyl rig. Oracle Delphi MK III with Audiomods 5 arm. I just set it all up today after receiving my new Audiomods tonearm in the post this week. So far it sounds excellent but I am looking forward to some extended listening sessions to discover its nuances.

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