turntable from thrift store
Oct 21, 2008 at 8:03 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 4

oofie810

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So I want to try out LPs and see how they sound thru a turntable. I found one in a thrift store, a Technics sl-b10, which from what I read is from 1982. Guy wants $40 for it which I don't know if its fair or what.

What should I look out for when buying old turntables? How do I know if the cartridge is still good? Lastly, the guy said I can just hook it up to any rca component and it will work (the turntable has rca outs), is that true? I want to use it with my Little dot mkIII amp if that helps.
 
Oct 22, 2008 at 12:17 AM Post #2 of 4

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Perhaps someone here on this forum can answer your question. I would also post your questions at wwwew.audiokarma.org. Surely there are several folks there that could give you some good information.
 
Oct 22, 2008 at 6:11 AM Post #3 of 4

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I am afraid that the Technics SL-B10 is not going to excite you. You'll also need a phono preamp. Keep an eye on any local garage sales etc in your neighbourhood for some potential real bargains. But in this case your cash is better left in the piggy bank.
 
Oct 22, 2008 at 11:10 AM Post #4 of 4

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^ thanks guys. Yeah, after reading and searching, looks like its better to save up for a better start up kit like the sl1200 or a thorens tt.
 

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