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 » 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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Re: How much did your TT(s) cost?

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

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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Post by noromance » 11 Dec 2018 04:23

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

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

Post by Oracle_309 » 14 Dec 2018 21:55

Hi, thought I'd post about some of my turntables and roughly when I bought them:
  • Oracle Alex MkII/Sumiko Premier MMT (CAD $2300 30 yrs ago
  • Sold MMT, bought a SME 3009 (CAD $ 300, 20 yrs ago
  • Replaced the 3009 with a brand new 309, 15 yrs ago (CAD $2650)
  • Roksan Xerxes (original) 5 yrs ago, (CAD $ 150, needed a minor repair to the power supply), given to
  • various changers and other tts: Garrard SB Zero 100; Dual 1216; Garrard Lab 80; Yamaha Yp-450; Yamaha PF1000; STD805S; and on and on..

    Most of the last group were $50 or less, other than the PF1000 ($300) and the STD ($100)
I have been pretty luck, and have most of these still.

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

Post by metrofarm » 15 Dec 2018 10:40

Back on page 55 I got a Rega Planar P3 for free. Today I was given another freebie. A Thorens Td-125 with SME 3009. The speed was off according to the stroboscope but I can adjust it 33.33 ish using my RPM app and after cleaning all the potentiometers out. Music sounds great using my own AT95e in a wooden body. About 8 hours fiddling on this. Need to get some replacement nuts and washers to adjust the sprung top to correct level.

Absolutely filthy when I got it. Took me a while to figure out how to adjust the arm so that counterweight clears the lift.

Came with a filthy but perfect smoked acrylic cover and a Goldring 1022GX and original Shure headshell missing the finger life all rattling around in plastic box with various other bits and pieces. The cartridge needs a new stylus, apparently :-)

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