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For $500 i wouldnt buy a new table. I would buy a previously loved Pioneer or Denon DD turntable from the mid to late 80's (their heyday). Your Technincs qualifies too.

At first I heard that DD turntables weren't as good as belt driven ones, but it seems that my DD Technics TT is still very accurate and very quiet as well. I may just resurrect it this weekend. However I would like to replace the RCA cables--they look pretty basic.

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How about a Project Debut III with acrylic platter, speed box, and a Denon DL110 cart for $500?  I think I know where I can get one.
 

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I would for sure resurrect your Technics and try it out before buying a new TT in the $500 range. If the technics still works, better to spend the money on a new cartridge, and records biggrin.gif
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I would for sure resurrect your Technics and try it out before buying a new TT in the $500 range. If the technics still works, better to spend the money on a new cartridge, and records biggrin.gif


The Technics is practically brand new.

 

Yes--a new cartridge and new records! Excellent advice. Thanks, Skylab.

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At first I heard that DD turntables weren't as good as belt driven ones, but it seems that my DD Technics TT is still very accurate and very quiet as well. I may just resurrect it this weekend. However I would like to replace the RCA cables--they look pretty basic.


Yes, your Technics is a fine turntable. You won't get anything better for $500 - hell, you could spend $1000 and not get better performance.

 

There's nothing wrong with DD if done right, which the SL1200 certainly is. I agree with Skylab - dust that beauty off and recommission it!

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Lunch is terrible today.ph34r.gif Despite being tasty (grilled Salmon, spicy kimchi on the side) I am not enjoying it much, if at all. No sooner than I sat down with it, my mind was flooded with audio purchases and what to get...before the clock strikes Midnight!

 

What's on the table now:

 

VPI 16.5 RCM vs Ortofon Bronze cart & new 180 Gram LP's vs M2Tech EVO w/Batt vs Spring cleaning of Pioneer SX-D7000. 

 

All of these are wants not needs. But then, doesn't evil_smiley.gif desire drive this hobby? Anyone here use steam to clean their records?

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That's what I've been hearing. What were they thinking?

Tell me, if you had around $500 which would be the turntable would you buy? I've been thinking that myself. The first serious turntable I bought was the Technics SL-1200MK2 for $330, new from Amazon in 2009. I only played it for a few months then boxed it back up and stored it away.

 

I will likely pull the trigger on the Rega RP1. After directly comparing it with the Pro-ject and Music Hall offerings as well as my Thorens, it was the best-sounding of the three even with the stock cart. Goes to show just how important the tonearm design really is.

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Anyone here use steam to clean their records?

 

That sounds like a terrible idea eek.gif

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That sounds like a terrible idea eek.gif

x2!

 

I have gotten such good mileage on my Sumiko Blue Point No.2 cartridge that I have yet replace it (going on 2 years). I still have 2 boxed unused spare cartridges that I may want to use on the Technics this weekend. I bought these a few years ago. The Denon DL-160 and the Denon DL-103R. I've never heard the 103R.

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The Technics is practically brand new.

 

Yes--a new cartridge and new records! Excellent advice. Thanks, Skylab.

If the Technics is practically new, so is its cartridge/stylus. Therefore...check it first.

 

I would caution against changing those basic RCA cables UNLESS you know exactly what you (or the service guy doing work for you) are doing. Tonearm output cables can not be replaced using audiophool criteria alone - if you are not exclusively MC cartridge user, the capacitance of those RCA cables IS important - Technics themselves blew it in the la(te)st series, by fitting cables with more than 400 pF ( pico Farad ) capacitance per channel in cables, rendering the table practically unusable with most MMs. As yours might be affected, check it or have it checked for sure if you have (most probably almost new ) MM cartridge fitted - cable capacitance of 400+ pF will kill the sound of most MMs. Might well be the reason why you stored it yourself so soon.

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^ Might well be the reason why you stored it yourself so soon.

 

Interesting. The first LP I put on the Technics was Led Zeppelin II. And I remember that it sounded so thin but thought nothing more of it blaming it on my cheap amp. Here is the turntable I bought from Amazon with my customer images that I had shared back in May of 2009.


Edited by Clayton SF - 12/28/12 at 12:59pm
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Went digging back through this thread for fun. You've come a long way buddy! beerchug.gif

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Anyone here use steam to clean their records?

 

That sounds like a terrible idea eek.gif

 

The portable steamer that Mapleshade Records offer only rises to 140* output. This approaches the region for my delicate teas, which are meant to be prepared warm not hot.wink.gif

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The portable steamer that Mapleshade Records offer only rises to 140* output. This approaches the region for my delicate teas, which are meant to be prepared warm not hot.wink.gif

 

If you end up trying it, definitely use distilled water rather than tap water.

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If you end up trying it, definitely use distilled water rather than tap water.

You beat me to mentioning distilled/demineralized water vs tap water - that would wreck havoc.

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