Trackside wrote:Probably best to ask this question on the dedicated technics forum but the biggest upgrade you can make at present is a good cartridge - the rest of the mods available will just help this item to perform to it's full potential.
I have to agree, I use a Decca super gold among other carts on my Technics (a grands worth of cart) and the Technics arm manages this difficult cart without a problem. In your position I would get the Technics out of the loft and get the best cart you can afford and fit it onn the standard Technics, THEN if you feel the need start thinking about modding them if you really feel the need. Re the replacement rcas if you want to convert the TT to use any leads ie fit rca sockets let me know and I can explain the best method of doing it. You will need a dremel tool to make a replacement plate for under the arm (inside the turntable), but the rest is relitively easy.