WmAx wrote:Does this turntable in the picture have the substantial cast aluminum plinth like the Technics SL-1200MKII-MKV or Sl-Q2/SL-Q3?
Or is it just silver painted plastic?
Chris: It's Plastic, with the mechanism bolted to the underside of the plinth. Changed the belt 3 years ago. Got 2 while I was at it. The only thing I don't like about it is that it has a pretty fair amount of harmonic feedback even with the speakers across the room. Have to turn the bass all the way down. It's NOT 60 cycle hum either. As long as I don't "crank it up" it's fine. The AT Cartridge took some of the feedback out as opposed to the original P23 Technics cartridge. It may be the plinth is harmonically "critical" at low frequencies.
lini: The SL-33BD pretty much matches what I have with the exception of the strobe lens. On the MCS it's below the top of the plinth, and the technic's is above. Also the Technics has lip or a ridge on the front edge just above the controls with the control surface at a shallower angle. The MCS has a bevel of about 20* from the front edge to the top as the control surface. Other than that I'd say they were identical.
The mystery is pretty much solved. Thanks a lot guys.