I'm looking right now to buy a used Technics turntable, BUT I have a lot of questions to ask and want to be sure I will not fall on a bad model or bad turntable, like it happen when I buy my Dual CS 505-1 a couple of weeks ago.
With the exception of the 1210 mk2 model, who is too expensive for me, witch number models are good enough? I have to say that I prefer more a turntable with a pitch, it's very important for me, also a turntable with a conventional cartridge, who will give more choice when it will be the time to buy a new stylus or a complete headshell with a new stylus. I don't care a lot about automatic or fully manual or auto-reverse or not. What i'm looking for is a turntable who will cost around 200-300$ used maximum and who will deliver a great sound, not a weak sound like with the Dual CS 505-1 (stylus limitation on that model)...
Direct drive? Belt drive? Witch one is better and what is the difference between them? I own in the past (1993) an old Technics SL-B2 who don't last a long time, the motor has stopped working for no reason. The belt was new. I remember that this model had a high level of background noises, especially a "buzzz" sound, like the turntable was not grounded but the wire of the ground was new also and everything was fine, the background noise was worse when I was approaching my fingers near the tonearm (cartridge).
For the motor, I hear that the servo motor tend to loose their speed accuracy or just burn out easily after a while, is it true? Also, a quartz lock with a pitch control is it a good choice or not? For the tonearm, a "S" shape tonearm or straight arm? Witch one is the best?
Ok now I entering into a really criticism subject, but do you think a "linear turntable" is a good choice? Is it true that the tonearm motor stop to work often on them after a while?
Here few models that interest me a lot
: Witch ones will be better and why?
Technics SL-DL1 Linear Tracking Turntable
Technics SL-10 turntable
Technics SL-1700 DIRECT DRIVE
Technics SL-Q202 DIRECT DRIVE
Technics SL-QD35 Direct Drive
Technics SL-QD35 Direct Drive lock
Thanks everyone for your help!