How many turntables do you have?

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sound-and-music
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Re: How many turntables do you have?

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Re: How many turntables do you have?

Post by stevensanj » 24 Aug 2019 01:31

I've got 20, ranging from my P3, and Luxman to several radiograms (some valve) , a couple of 70's portables, an Onkyo, Pye system and a Hi-fi / TV cabinet from the 60's. I just don't seem to have a no button haha

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Re: How many turntables do you have?

Post by greymatter » 27 Aug 2019 20:23

A Sota Sapphire .AR/XA completly rebuilt, Technics !600

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Re: How many turntables do you have?

Post by jdjohn » 28 Aug 2019 23:09

claanu wrote:
26 Jul 2019 23:42
Wow, seeing lists of 6+ turntables is aspirational. I currently own zero! I'm a lurker with a serious research problem. :D
I saw your other thread about vintage/thrift store or new. Thrift store finds are not as easy as they used to be. Nowadays, there are guys who specialize in hitting estate sales where any audio gear is included. They have contacts with auction houses and such, and get the good stuff before it is even available elsewhere, and then they refurb and sell on Craigslist, etc.

Are there any used record stores near you? They often have vintage TTs come through.

Kijiji is good as well. I've actually purchased a few things off Canadian Kijiji and had it shipped down here to the states. The key is looking for a seller who specializes in audio gear, and/or ask the seller if they have experience packaging and shipping turntables. If it looks to be a random thrift store shopper and reseller, or someone selling their dad's old TT, etc., be very careful. You'll want to ask very specific questions about packing (i.e., removing the platter, tonearm counterweight and headshell, securing the tonearm, separately packing the dustcover, etc.).

If you ever get your hands (and ears) on both a good vintage TT and a new modern TT in the same price range, you can judge for yourself what appeals to you most, and what you consider 'worth it'.

But you gotta start somewhere!

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Re: How many turntables do you have?

Post by davejazzrecords » 29 Aug 2019 02:24

4
Ariston RD11S (main usage) with strait arm
Technics 1200 SL-1200MK2
JVC QL-Y55F with strait arm
A second JVC QL-Y55F with strait arm

All working and all set up except one of the JVC's chilling on a shelf.

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Re: How many turntables do you have?

Post by wmclaughja10 » 02 Sep 2019 05:09

Just one. Technics SL2000. only recently stopped spinning. Any fix suggested is welcomed.

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Re: How many turntables do you have?

Post by MostlyHarmless » 02 Sep 2019 20:34

Hey, wm -

What's happening with the SL2000? Did it suddenly simply stop or ssslllloooowwwwwllllllyyyyy die?

I'd suggest reposting in the Technics section below (nearly at the bottom) with more complete description of what is (or is not) happening. You'll likely get some helpful advice.

Peace,

MH

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Re: How many turntables do you have?

Post by JazzVinyl251 » 04 Sep 2019 18:52

Only one :)
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Re: How many turntables do you have?

Post by davejazzrecords » 20 Sep 2019 14:37

Damn it. Cross out 4 and make it 5. Couldn’t pass up a JVC QL-Y66F that came up in what looks to be near mint condition for a fair price.

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Re: How many turntables do you have?

Post by davejazzrecords » 21 Sep 2019 16:05

It has arrived! Looks in amazing shape.

So far everything works. Need to buy tiny hex screw to do some adjustments.
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Re: How many turntables do you have?

Post by T68 » 06 Oct 2019 22:04

Enjoying these two fine Europeans:

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Re: How many turntables do you have?

Post by Rick Axiss » 08 Oct 2019 08:20

Hi all,
I have 1 x KP-2022A Kenwood Turntable. It has been in the family since 1983 ish…

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Re: How many turntables do you have?

Post by Menemshaman » 11 Oct 2019 01:39

I have a Sansui SR-535

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Re: How many turntables do you have?

Post by SonnyB » 16 Oct 2019 00:20

About 20.

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Re: How many turntables do you have?

Post by ntsc525 » 19 Oct 2019 03:33

I have only a modest collection:

Real Turntables: 6:
Teac TN-400 Magnafloat w SME 3009, my best, but demands utmost attention and care)
Marantz 6200 (my first, bought new, and I still think it's pretty!)
Denon DP30L (rescued from a friend who was going to sell it on eBay)
2 ELAC Miracord 50H tables, one recently acquired at a swap meet for $30, which got me back into vinyl.
(My favorite idler table, capable of using a magnetic cart at 2 grams and still working the changer.)
Hoffman M1200 Voice of Music 1200 changer (stand-alone table, my current favorite for 78s by the stack)
I count this as a real turntable because it's stand-alone, though it's not the best, and has a ceramic cart.

RCA Stand-alone 45 changers: 2

Antiques:
Edison Standard cylinder player
Edison Amberola cylinder player
Victor Victrola wind-up, table top
Victor RE-45 Electrola (1929 Direct drive with magnetic pickup: Tracking force: 125 grams!)
Mechanical speed governor. Rumble? Oh, my goodness, yes!

Portables:
RCA 7-ES-6 portable mono changer
GE Trimline 500 drop down stereo changer, tubes and transformer chassis (Luggable but heavy)
Philco P1441EB (One tube wonder, high output ceramic cart, BSR changer w plastic tonearm
Califone 1010AV school player (plastic platter, made in China)
Audiotronics 304E school player (solid state, 1970s metal table, made in USA, best sounding mono portable)

Junk (plastic and cardboard):
Emerson Big-Big Portable Phono (kid's player)
DeJay blue plastic player with warped tone-arm (kids player, free with Audiotronics above)
Crosley Cruiser Deluxe. (I'd set a low bar, looking for a light portable with decent sound for thrift store records.)

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