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And to think I used to have a TD-124 just like this that I let go for $200 in 1998! Oh, well. It's a nice table, but $881 is ludicrous! I'd feel bad ripping off people like that.
 
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I have a Fisher turntable (from 1985 i believe) with a Stanton 500 cartridge...sounds great to me. I think you're all nuts...
 
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A Garrard 301 for $200? No way. Maybe you meant a 401.

I agree that the TD-124 is high, although beautiful condition, good base, and SME arm get do you part of the way there.


Gloco, I listened to a $150 1981 Sherwood (JVC clone) belt drive turntable with a not-too-****ty arm for about 15 years. When I replaced the lower end Ortofon with a Sumiko Blue Point Special during that period, I couldn't believe how great it sounded, and didn't know why anyone would ask for anything more. That set up is probably a couple notches up from your Firsher/Stanton. (I use a Stanton 500 with custom stylii for audio restoration.)

But then I got a used reasonably priced audiophile rig. Even using the same cartridge, it was no contest, I had no idea what I was missing. Bass, nuance, and timbre. And a true surprise: high end distortion on favorite worn LPs that served duty on changers in the 60s was mostly gone! One of the best audio upgrades I ever made.
 
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Dare I mention...

The Linn LP12
 
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Originally posted by TimSchirmer
Dare I mention...

The Linn LP12


Not if you don't want to start a fight with the Linn lovers.i got into a big debate some time ago with a bunch of knuckleheads about the Linns.None of these guys actually owns one(I own three) but they all contend that I was bad-mouthing the Linn tables.I just love that kind of stuff.
 
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