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Hi there, I originally came to this forum to ask questions about my Technics SL-1500. The motor can no longer keep time, and after 2 repairs at the local shop, he said it is toast. Anyway, I have an opportunity to buy a Technics SL-M1 for $150. I am not sure what cartridge and stylus is on it it, but it has the straight aluminum tone arm not the s-shaped aluminum tone arm. I have a Grado Black on my sl-1500, but Im not sure if this can be used cause of the P-mount style of the sl-m1. Is the SL-M1 a good table? Is it worth $150? or should I keep looking. 

 

Thank you

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From what I can tell, the SL-M1 was an early to mid 1980s machine, the earlier version had a standard cartridge mount and an S-curved arm, the later version was a straight arm, P-mount.  The P-mount are looks much less massive, though that may or may not be any advantage. I don't believe it's possible to mount a standard-mount cartridge on a P-mount arm, but there are adapters to go the other way...p-mount to standard arm.  

 

Can't say if it's worth $150 to you, but if you like your cartridge, look for a standard mount arm to put it on.

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I did read somewhere that it is considered one of the higher end tables that technics made. I'm not sure if it is possible but the tone arm off my SL-1500 may be compatible with the SL-M1. 

 

 

http://img.canuckaudiomart.com/uploads/large/355642-technics_slm1_turntable_.jpg

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Originally Posted by lazytiki View Post

I did read somewhere that it is considered one of the higher end tables that technics made. I'm not sure if it is possible but the tone arm off my SL-1500 may be compatible with the SL-M1. 

 

 

http://img.canuckaudiomart.com/uploads/large/355642-technics_slm1_turntable_.jpg

That would be quite a project!

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