http://cgi.ebay.com/THORENS-TD-124-VINT ... 500wt_1182
http://cgi.ebay.com/Garrard-Model-301-T ... 500wt_1182
http://cgi.ebay.com/Technics-SP-10-SP10 ... 035wt_1167
all the classic turntables above are less than the $1400 mentioned and no where near the outrageous claims made by others.
i do some work on turntables and sell some items, but i do not offer my sevices in my posts.
i do not promote myself as a dealer in any way.
J7 doesn't do much personal promotion either, he gets recommended by others
i am not, and have never said that the SL1200 is a bad turntable.
i just point out its weak points and suggest options for the bespoken budget.
if one has his or her heart set on a SL 1200 of whatever flavour, then just get it.
i never go personal with any comments of mine other than pointing out that the self promoting being done here is out of place.
the healthy criticism of the press that i exersize is legit, is also well documented with histories of scandal and is logical based of the working paramaters of the business.
the magazines want to sell advertising space and turn as large a profit as possible.
the term.....'bite the hand that feeds you' ......comes to mind here.
Dave, i too like your wit.
i always liked your posts when you were giving advise and enjoyed your approach to a problem.
it is your plugging of your website and services that i have a problem with.
there are no hard feelings here.