How much did your TT(s) cost?

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JoeE SP9
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Re: How much did your TT(s) cost?

Post by JoeE SP9 » 23 Oct 2018 23:31

Come on guys. It's a well known fact 7" 45's were mastered to sound good on the cheapest "record players" out there. The same applies to a lot of 33's that were mastered to sound good on the car radio. If you don't know what Auratones are you should do a little research.

I have no real idea how much my TT costs. I bought it in new 1984. Since then I've replaced the bearing, platter and tonearm. I've also added an SDS. The changes were made over a long period of time.

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Re: How much did your TT(s) cost?

Post by tlscapital » 24 Oct 2018 12:57

JoeE SP9 wrote:
23 Oct 2018 23:31
Come on guys. It's a well known fact 7" 45's were mastered to sound good on the cheapest "record players" out there. The same applies to a lot of 33's that were mastered to sound good on the car radio.
Yes, I am here. Imagine that if those inteded mastered records sound good on cheap gear, just imagine how amazing they can sound on a better and bigger adequate set-up. Such was my quest on little money and developpements with my DIY tweaks.
JoeE SP9 wrote:
23 Oct 2018 23:31
If you don't know what Auratones are you should do a little research.
I didn't know what Auratones were. Now I've read about them. Still haven't heard them and don't feel the need to. Though as an entry "easy solution" for young vintage records collectors, they should be "compliant" enough to forgive unfit groove read.

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Re: How much did your TT(s) cost?

Post by JoeE SP9 » 24 Oct 2018 14:16

I don't think anyone posting here would be interested in hearing them. I've heard them and IMO Thrusters sound better. If you're curious buy a cheap alarm clock/radio and give it a listen. It's an acceptable substitute for Auratones.

They are IMO horribly overpriced.

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Re: How much did your TT(s) cost?

Post by luckybaer » 27 Oct 2018 00:08

My TT cost more than my DAC, a little more than my headphone amp, almost half as much as my phono stage, and for what it cost, I could buy a package including my bookshelf speakers, 2.1 integrated amp, and CD player.

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Post by R_Polli » 27 Oct 2018 10:48

My pro-ject debut was on special offer. But he does what he should, play records :-)

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Post by hobie1dog » 28 Oct 2018 01:03

I just bought a mint condition Revox B791 last night for $350.00

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Post by Sterling1 » 28 Oct 2018 12:53

I'm wondering if the economics of turntable manufacturing suggests that there is a process, procedure, and/or technique, to get all there is to get from a turntable for X cost. I've read about record players costing between $28 and $250,000. I know the $28 player is not delivering it all; and, I am just as certain it does not take $250,000 to get all there is from the groove to get. So, what's out there today that gets the job done for the least money? Is there a winner among the hundreds of models produced today? Will $500 cover it? How about $2000? Maybe $20,000? I know of only one reviewer, Michael Fremer, who has actually in effect declared a winner by stating that his player is the best that he has heard. What about you?

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Post by Andrew_db » 07 Nov 2018 19:20

I got a Technics SL-220 in perfect condition, with only a few scuffs on the dust cover for free. Cost me $42 to replace the belt and stylus

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Post by Searing75 » 10 Nov 2018 04:06

My VPI Aries Scout cost me $1,200 recently. Love it!

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Post by T68 » 18 Nov 2018 00:12

Just won a Dual 601 in an online auction for $90
When I get the TT home in a couple of days I'll know if I did a good deal or not. Looks nice on the auctioneer's site though:
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Re: How much did your TT(s) cost?

Post by AG216 » 20 Nov 2018 02:11

Hi to all,
I build mine using different parts.
Sound excellent and total cost maybe $300.00 but worth all the process and learning curve.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqVxfe_AxpE/

BTW: How Can I post pictures directly?

Andre.

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Re: How much did your TT(s) cost?

Post by tlscapital » 20 Nov 2018 15:11

AG216 wrote:
20 Nov 2018 02:11
Hi to all,
I build mine using different parts.
Sound excellent and total cost maybe $300.00 but worth all the process and learning curve.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqVxfe_AxpE/

BTW: How Can I post pictures directly?

Andre.
Nice one Andre ! Click on button 'full editor' below new post 'type in space' then the attachements tab...

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Re: How much did your TT(s) cost?

Post by Vinylfreak86 » 09 Dec 2018 22:37

I have paid 100 EUR for my Siemens RW-555 from 1981. It was made by Micro-seiki for Siemens hifi line. I have it for little more than 2 months now and I think it will stay with me for years to come.

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Post by addicted-to-analog » 09 Dec 2018 23:05

My bride can read my mind so I try to not think about how much I have spent on the various tables/arms/carts in residence. :wink: :)

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Re: How much did your TT(s) cost?

Post by noromance » 11 Dec 2018 04:23

Refurb 401 in slate plinth with AF idler. $3200 + arm and cartridge.

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