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post #10606 of 13421

Nice!  That Thoren 125 is a looker.

I did some research and it doesn't seem too difficult to DIY a walnut veneer onto these vintage turntables.

I will probably give this a try.

post #10607 of 13421

In terms of sound quality per dollar, the Pioneer PL-12D crushed any competition at that time.  The belt drive turntable design was simple and effective and the arm design and bearings were very carefully designed.  Many people used them with cheap $10 cartridges and so were not aware of what it could sound like with something like a V15TypeIV.

 

If you are going to spend $500+, then you should be looking at 1980s-90s Rega turntables (but of course it won't match anything from the 70s except for Sansuis).


Edited by kstuart - 11/14/13 at 12:11pm
post #10608 of 13421

Damn... I love my SX seven fiddy! This thing is such a beast!

post #10609 of 13421

:beerchug:

My Seven is hittin' pretty hard, too! (SX-D7000)

post #10610 of 13421
Just scored a near mint Sony STR 6065 at a really decent price. Photos soon.
post #10611 of 13421

:D Hurry... before my pre-midnight ice cream melts!

post #10612 of 13421

What do ye guys think of these? any good?

 

http://www.adverts.ie/home-audio/vintage-pioneer-system/2521975

post #10613 of 13421
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Just scored a near mint Sony STR 6065 at a really decent price. Photos soon.

Hope you have better luck with this one bud :) 

 

Keep us informed :popcorn:

post #10614 of 13421
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Just scored a near mint Sony STR 6065 at a really decent price. Photos soon.

That is by far my favorite unit under 50W and under $500! Also, it's one of the few built to produce clean max power when the knob is at max without clipping. Very cool, great find!


Edited by PhoenixG - 11/15/13 at 6:03am
post #10615 of 13421
Lug I have to get the 6055 to the shop eventually.
post #10616 of 13421
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

What do ye guys think of these? any good?

 

http://www.adverts.ie/home-audio/vintage-pioneer-system/2521975

 

Thats a lot of money for entry level stuff.

post #10617 of 13421

I am afraid I have to agree that those components are priced high compared to what we can find in the US.

The later Pioneer are not as 'special' as the early/mid 70s units...

Think wood cabinets and etched metal faceplates.

The later amps have the flashy blue meters and nice specs, but the guts don't compare.

 

For 600 euros one can get some mighty nice new kit!


Edited by parbaked - 11/15/13 at 8:46am
post #10618 of 13421

thanks guys. I nothing about this stuff.

post #10619 of 13421

:wink_face: You've come to the right place...

post #10620 of 13421
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

What do ye guys think of these? any good?

 

http://www.adverts.ie/home-audio/vintage-pioneer-system/2521975

Yeah as above, I wouldn't pay near to what they are asking for all that mate. I own the same amp and its one of my faves sound wise, but I paid £60 for it in good condition. Keep looking :)

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