Karnevil9 wrote:unclemarkle wrote:my TT was a bargain, if I may say so...in Aussie dollars...
Ariston RD11 + Audio Technica 1007 arm (build date June 1974) $5
New AT95E $50
Not the least bit flashy, but I am very happy with the music it makes.
Brilliant. It's the deck remember not the 'SON of the DEK'
Any pics my friend?
I'll show you mine if you show me yours
Mmmm...pictures - I will try to see what can be done!
Thank you for the post purchase positive reinforcement.
Whilst I have always owned and played records, I never really gave a thought to the player I used. I knew of the Sondek, but did not have a clue about Ariston. I just saw the old beast at my daughter's school fete and I took pity upon it! It was only after doing research on sites like this that I realised that it was a quite well regarded deck in its day.
Also good to hear some praise of the AT1007. I actually couldn't find any info on it and thought about changing it over for one of the more highly fancied arms - but I don't think I will bother now. To my ears, the whole things sounds super. I love it.
At the risk of seeming a bit lightweight in these parts, I will mentione that even more than the sound, I really get a kick out of the the way it looks and integrity of its design. Its a like a piece of furniture! And it makes music! And it is nearly as old as I am! How cool is that?