Worth selling the mk2's and getting the mk7's?

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Worth selling the mk2's and getting the mk7's?

Post by Klappa » 17 May 2019 09:12

Had my mk2's for almost twenty years now but since Technics stopped manufacturing spare parts for them i feel they won't hold many years longer. Some things brake down now and then and keeping them fresh without spare parts isn't worth it.

The mk7's may look more plastic but are they internally better than the mk2's and quality wise?

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Re: Worth selling the mk2's and getting the mk7's?

Post by sylvain999 » 17 May 2019 14:46

Short answer IMHO: No.
That is if you are not deejaying. The only thing i'd be worry about is I.C's availability. If you are not using the pitch and not carrying your TT , there is not much to worry about. There are already companies making aftermarket parts like pitch controls.

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Re: Worth selling the mk2's and getting the mk7's?

Post by chamaruco » 17 May 2019 21:51

Oh my god, pls forgive him!

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Re: Worth selling the mk2's and getting the mk7's?

Post by Shadowman82 » 20 May 2019 23:10

I would also be leaning towards no . There is really nothing about the MK7 that makes me think it will sound noticeably better than any of the MK2-MK5 . I don't believe the MK7 is intended as a better replacement for the old SL-1200s but rather for people who want something better than the cheaper DD tables but don't have the cash for the GR and G Model .

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Re: Worth selling the mk2's and getting the mk7's?

Post by lbls1 » 21 May 2019 01:49

No way would I do this. My MK2 is excellent; I realize that all 1200s are excellent in quality but for me it would be similar to starting over again. I would keep what I have. If I wanted an extra deck then perhaps I would entertain a new 1200.

Now, for someone that doesn't have a 1200 and can invest in a new one, then yes get the new craft.

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Re: Worth selling the mk2's and getting the mk7's?

Post by bluesky_1976 » 23 May 2019 11:55

Keep Mk2.
There are reports out there that Mk7s build quality is nowhere near as solid.

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Re: Worth selling the mk2's and getting the mk7's?

Post by Shadowman82 » 23 May 2019 23:36

Perhaps we don't know that for sure yet but certainly the MK7 won't sound better than MK2-MK5 .

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Re: Worth selling the mk2's and getting the mk7's?

Post by lbls1 » 24 May 2019 02:12

MK7 got pretty good initial reviews, but I wouldn't sell an otherwise mint MK2 or other 1200 to get it. I couldn't really guess about quality, but even if its less hefty the new Technics would still totally dominate all of the pretenders currently on the market.

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Re: Worth selling the mk2's and getting the mk7's?

Post by majick47 » 25 May 2019 22:03

The first generation SL-1200Mk2 that was mfg around 1980 is closing in on 40 years old and I bet a high percentage of those tables are still going strong. I don't see any advantage to selling the Mk2 that is only 20 years old and buying a Mk7. Agree that the Mk7 is many steps ahead of the pretenders from Hanpin but likely due to the price point not on the same level as the earlier 1200s.

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Re: Worth selling the mk2's and getting the mk7's?

Post by Shadowman82 » 25 May 2019 22:11

Yeah I could say it might be warranted to sell the MK2 and get a GR or G model if you had the cash to spare but not the MK7 .

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Re: Worth selling the mk2's and getting the mk7's?

Post by octavius » 28 May 2019 19:39

Sure there will be better choice choose G or GR model than mk7. I have mk2 in mint condition never use for DJing and I'm sure it's still better than mk7.

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Re: Worth selling the mk2's and getting the mk7's?

Post by Shadowman82 » 31 May 2019 23:08

I think it might be somewhat more durable in build than the MK7 yeah .

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Re: Worth selling the mk2's and getting the mk7's?

Post by cafe latte » 31 May 2019 23:26

There is really nothing to break on the MK2. The thrust pad on the bearing may wear but Kab sells replacements cheaply. If psu dies upgrade it with a Kab one and it sounds better anyway. If you are really worried about spares but spare ic's now but sure you will never need them. Normally ic;s fail when drink gets spilled on the turntable or someone tries to upgrade the pop up lamp to led and shorts something out. Maybe in another 10 years recap the board but to be honest even that with Technics caps is not that important, some sp10's are still going strong with original caps and are decades older (sp10 only really had issues with psu caps). There is nothing else to wear out, there arm should be fine forever as long as there are no accidents and if there ever is just fit a better arm and use it as a time for an arm upgrade.
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Re: Worth selling the mk2's and getting the mk7's?

Post by octavius » 01 Jun 2019 20:22

I'm not sure if current caps in MK7 are so durable for long lasting let say 30 years :) :)

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Re: Worth selling the mk2's and getting the mk7's?

Post by chamaruco » 01 Jun 2019 20:33

30 years...mine sl1401 was on the market just in the 1978 and it is still playing like a baby

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