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Here are some craigslist finds:


http://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/ele/1920173080.html Bang & Ollufsen Beogram RX turntable with MMP3 cartridge for 125

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/ele/1921279046.html Sony PSx600 for 300

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/ele/1924389447.html Dual CS505 for 70

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/ele/1921762109.html Garrard Direct Drive DD130 Turntable W/ Shure M91ED - $60

http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/ele/1922583364.html Pro-Ject 1.2 Turntable w/new Grado Black MM - $175

http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/ele/1925668875.html ADC 1700 for 50

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/ele/1924019839.html Vintage Nakamichi,Toshiba,Technics,Harman Kardan Component System - $200 

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/ele/1928377573.html Technics SL-1500 Turntable with Audio Technica M13E cartridge - $150


Are there any I should pursue or haggle for?  I am thinking about the Technics SL-1500 especially, as well as the B&O.  Should I just scour thrift stores instead?  Or go online?  This seems like a good deal possibly: http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/507592/fs-sony-ps-x600-biotracer-turntable-fully-automatic which has is a ps x600 with a Grado z1 cartridge.  




post #2 of 4

If I were you I would avoid complicated turntables and get a good simple one.


In your list the Pro-Ject 1.2 is the kind of turntable I would get, but that particular example is not great.


The best known "simple but good" turntable is the Rega. There really are a huge number of those and they are still in production.


So, personally, I'd check out eBay etc for a good used Rega.


I've just done a search at UK eBay with "Rega Planar" in turntables category and there are some there.

post #3 of 4

I'd go for the Technics SL-1500, although that price is a little more than I would pay.


No love for a 1200? they are always available second hand. Just look out for one thats been DJ'ed on excessively and your set.

post #4 of 4
What is your budget, phonostage?
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