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

Postby Sleepwalker65 » 21 May 2018 01:15

Wife’s perspective: too much
My perspective: just enough
Life’s too short to not preserve the most significant life changer in our time.
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Re: How much did your TT(s) cost?

Postby Hot Rats » 23 May 2018 22:02

Just picked up my 1st Dual, a 502 , so
far i am quite happy with it..... 80 bucks
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Re: How much did your TT(s) cost?

Postby euclid » 24 May 2018 16:35

Empire 208 - Purchased used in 1973 - Replaced arm and cartridge in 1973. This is still my main turntable.
Turntable with orignal arm and base (pinth) - $63
SME 3009 II arm = $125
Audio Technica AT15S cartridge $120

Empire 298 - This has the original arm and is a spare for my main turntable.
A friend gave me this one after I replaced the tone control switches in his Macintosh preamp.

Two EMT 930 in original RCA radio studio cabinets.
Turntables and cabinets - Free!
Jelco SA750D arms - about $150 each
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Re: How much did your TT(s) cost?

Postby tallen702 » 03 Jun 2018 12:20



Thanks for the links! Luckily, the Rowe/AMI series of jukeboxes from 1980-1991 are all the same form-factor and are quite literally the easiest things on the face of the planet to dial in and repair. When I got it, I only had sound coming out of the left woofer, so I looked up troubleshooting online and a guy out of NH has an entire video series on YouTube about fixing these things. I had my multimeter out in a flash and found the issue (loose connection) which got the left mid-range going. The right side was dead though, did all the troubleshooting with the video Help and narrowed it down to a bad right channel on the amp. $150 + shipping to repair (not bad) or $175 for a working one out of any model Rowe/AMI box from that 1980-1991 timeframe. Grabbed a working one for now so I'll have a spare and will send the busted one out for repair later this month. When Rowe went to solid state, it broke everything down to 4 main components all of which are interchangeable. I lucked out!
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Re: How much did your TT(s) cost?

Postby Pauw » 03 Jun 2018 13:57

My Linn Baskik/Akito cost 259 GBP back in the mid 90s. :D
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Re: How much did your TT(s) cost?

Postby Yave » 04 Jun 2018 01:04

I used to have an Audio Technica LP60, that was a gift of my ex-wife, so after the divorce, I bought a Sansui FR-D3 FOR 60 bucks! and I trade the LP60 for records :lol: The cartridge is a Shure M75ED (I guess is an M91ED) the preamp is cheap ART DJ-PREII ($35) which is fine, then that goes to my recording audio interface which is a Universal Audio Apollo and the interface is connected to summing box by Dangerous Music D-BOX and my speakers are Yamaha HS8.
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Re: How much did your TT(s) cost?

Postby markust5775 » 04 Jun 2018 19:15

Just sold my Pro-Ject Debut Carbon because my dad gave me his setup (his health is failing and his hearing isn't what it was), so I'm now the owner of a full-on Nakamichi rig with Dragon CT turntable.
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Re: How much did your TT(s) cost?

Postby vinyl master » 05 Jun 2018 07:29

markust5775 wrote:Just sold my Pro-Ject Debut Carbon because my dad gave me his setup (his health is failing and his hearing isn't what it was), so I'm now the owner of a full-on Nakamichi rig with Dragon CT turntable.


Now, THAT'S an upgrade! =D>

Need to see some pics of THIS set-up, my friend! =P~
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Re: How much did your TT(s) cost?

Postby markust5775 » 05 Jun 2018 13:46

vinyl master wrote:
markust5775 wrote:Just sold my Pro-Ject Debut Carbon because my dad gave me his setup (his health is failing and his hearing isn't what it was), so I'm now the owner of a full-on Nakamichi rig with Dragon CT turntable.


Now, THAT'S an upgrade! =D>

Need to see some pics of THIS set-up, my friend! =P~


I will remedy that ASAP. :)
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Re: How much did your TT(s) cost?

Postby markust5775 » 05 Jun 2018 13:58

First time uploading a picture here....

Anyway, this is a not great picture, I'll try to take a better one when I'm back in town. It's a Nakamichi Dragon CT turntable, a Nak OMS-2 CD player, CA-5 preamp/selector/phono stage, CR-3 cassette deck, ST-7 tuner, and a Nak Stasis PA-7 amplifier.

Speakers not pictured are JBL 240tis that I just had to have refoamed as the 14" drivers were not in great shape. Oh, a Nagaoka MP-200 cartridge, which the jury is still out on.


nakamichi system.jpg
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Re: How much did your TT(s) cost?

Postby SpyderTracks » 05 Jun 2018 16:52

markust5775 wrote:First time uploading a picture here....

Anyway, this is a not great picture, I'll try to take a better one when I'm back in town. It's a Nakamichi Dragon CT turntable, a Nak OMS-2 CD player, CA-5 preamp/selector/phono stage, CR-3 cassette deck, ST-7 tuner, and a Nak Stasis PA-7 amplifier.

Speakers not pictured are JBL 240tis that I just had to have refoamed as the 14" drivers were not in great shape. Oh, a Nagaoka MP-200 cartridge, which the jury is still out on.


nakamichi system.jpg


Ooo, that’s niiice, little dribble forming! Looks really well taken care of. Sorry your dad’s health not so good, but glad this is staying in the family, really nice setup!
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Re: How much did your TT(s) cost?

Postby markust5775 » 05 Jun 2018 19:57

SpyderTracks wrote:
Ooo, that’s niiice, little dribble forming! Looks really well taken care of. Sorry your dad’s health not so good, but glad this is staying in the family, really nice setup!


That was part of the agreement, it stays in the family and if I sell it, he will murder me, failing health or not. I found this better picture of the CT on my phone. It's not mint, but it is in fantastic condition.

nakgimp3.jpg
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Re: How much did your TT(s) cost?

Postby SpyderTracks » 05 Jun 2018 20:05

markust5775 wrote:
SpyderTracks wrote:
Ooo, that’s niiice, little dribble forming! Looks really well taken care of. Sorry your dad’s health not so good, but glad this is staying in the family, really nice setup!


That was part of the agreement, it stays in the family and if I sell it, he will murder me, failing health or not. I found this better picture of the CT on my phone. It's not mint, but it is in fantastic condition.

nakgimp3.jpg


That really is quite something, still dribbling!
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Re: How much did your TT(s) cost?

Postby twentyonetwelve » 08 Jun 2018 19:27

Mine.............

Dual 505/2 in mint condition from ebay £35.00
AT95E £25.00

TOTAL = £60.00

Can't go wrong, sounds great - BARGAIN!!
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