duficity wrote:The Absolute Sound's latest issue, October 2011 has a piece on the most significant turntables of all time. Many will be glad to see their favorites mentioned, such as Technics sp10, garrard 301, Thorens TD-124/160 and AR XA. Also the usual Oracle Delphi, Linn Sondek, Sota Star Sapphire, Goldmund Studio, Well Tempered and Walker Black Diamond MkIII.
The criteria was to name the turntables that had the greatest impact on high end audio. Each of the writers chose 10 and the votes were tallied to get the final ten. Each writers list is also printed, and it is interesting to see certain tables are on every list. The only tables to make every list are the Linn and the AR-XA.
Any that you think should be added to the list. Except for the SL1200 of course.
Dinohyus Hollandi wrote:Rega Planar 3. Because the simple design and rock solid performance at its price point puts many others to shame and because many others somehow derived from or incorporated parts of this venerable piece.
The SL1200 also is a very influential beast, but is it "high end" enough for this list?
Zebbo wrote:I didn't read "significant" as meaning hi-end performance per-se, I took it as being innovative engineering.
cafe latte wrote:Have you owned one?
Dinohyus Hollandi wrote:Zebbo wrote:I didn't read "significant" as meaning hi-end performance per-se, I took it as being innovative engineering.
In that case: SL1200 included.cafe latte wrote:Have you owned one?
An SL200? No. A Planar 3? Since 1995.
Zebbo wrote:I took it as being innovative engineering.