Hello all! I haven't been on here in a while. I picked up a few new hobbies in the interval.
At any rate, I recently completed a cross-country move, during which my Dual CS-505 was completely totaled.
I'm looking to get a "new" used turntable, hopefully something of an upgrade from the Dual.
Only problem is, I'm on a budget of maybe
$200 (less would be better).
The good news is that summer is coming up, and I'll have plenty of time (although still not much money).
With this in mind, I'd like to acquire something vintage (70s or 80s) which is in need of refurbishment. Preferably nothing too complicated -- I'm fine replacing belts or wiring, and refurbishing/rebuilding motors. I have a fair bit of mechanical and electrical aptitude.
I'm hoping that I can find something decent within my budget so long as I focus on stuff which is currently "broken" or in need of service.
So, anybody have any advice for where I should start looking? What models might be a good bet to start looking for? I really don't know squat about specific vintage turntable brands and models, aside from my late Dual.