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

Posted: 15 Dec 2018 22:46
by tlscapital
metrofarm wrote:
15 Dec 2018 21:02
Thanks for letting me know what SME I've got. By lift, I mean the tonearm lift lever that raises and lowers the tonearm on the record. As received using it would collide when lifting the record up during play. It would collide/interfere with what the SME manual calls the "rider weight" (see below)

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Your screen shot schemes are that of the rider weight of a SME 3009 'Improved' that is fixed onto the resin "spider" into which the counterweight is screwed in.
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The SME 3009 pre-improved has a wand/tube stub onto which the counter weight is slided and the rider weights is fixed into it's rear end.
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But indeed, you can un-tight the lift dash-pot assembly to turn it some. Now your rider weight seem to be "low" when it's best set horizontal or close.

Still it needs to be set properly for an even or close (again) in balance rest of the knife edge bearings horizontally that I adjust by the feel of it tangling or not.

With no "fancy" dials on those SME's, the setting for VTF should be done with a scale or a gauge, AS I check with Audacity and the ears and VTA & azimuth visually !

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

Posted: 16 Dec 2018 20:24
by Noctua13
Zilch. Nada. Null. Nothing!
Friends father passed and he gave me his pops DUAL CS-505-1 TT. Bought new in '81 or '82 he thinks? I know how to put vinyl on a tt and cue up, my expertise ends there. It is belt-drive 2 speed and the cartridge is Nagaoka MP-11. It all seems ok however I dont have speakers hooked up (no cables) Now if I only had some vinyl to play on it! It came with a tuner/amp Sony STR-242L & a pair of Goodmans RB20 speakers. that's all folks! :)

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

Posted: 27 Dec 2018 18:48
by Spinner45
The several turntables/changers that I have were plunked down on my repair shop's counter with the donator saying "if you can fix 'em, you can have 'em."
So.... I paid zilch, for a Dual and a Kenwood, among others.
I did sell a pristine DP-59L with a Soundsmith Grace F9 - Ruby cartridge, (also gotten free) - I didn't want the hassle of that type of turntable - too much electronics going on.
I like simplicity, durability, I want to enjoy my records, not fuss over modifications, enhancements, worry about future issues.
All that mod stuff is for others to feel free to deal with, good luck to them.

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

Posted: 01 Jan 2019 19:33
by doctor fuse
Prices in CAD:

Rega Planar 3 - FREE
Technical SL-D2 - FREE
Thorens TD145 - $250
CEC BD2000 - $30
Mission 775 - $60
Dual 1009 - FREE
Thorens TD160 - $350

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

Posted: 04 Jan 2019 22:13
by 1770_ron
Dual 1219, purchased USED at thrift store in 1981 for $10. Now 45 years old, has moved with me several times, still works very well.
Radio Shack Optimus LAB-1000, purchased USED in 2002 in absolutely mint condition at a Vancouver (Canada) yard sale for $2.
Acoustic Research XB, purchased USED in pretty good condition at a thrift store about 10 years ago for $15.
Dual CS-505-2, purchased USED in good shape (no original dust cover) at thrift store back in 1996 for about $10.

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

Posted: 05 Jan 2019 11:06
by BrunoD210
Only one
Akai AP-D210
Bought in Hawaii in about 1983 by my brother with the matching Amp sadly that's long gone.
Do not remember the cost now.
I was living in New Zealand.

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

Posted: 05 Jan 2019 11:24
by doctor fuse
You have the Gift of Bargain High!
1770_ron wrote:
04 Jan 2019 22:13
Dual 1219, purchased USED at thrift store in 1981 for $10. Now 45 years old, has moved with me several times, still works very well.
Radio Shack Optimus LAB-1000, purchased USED in 2002 in absolutely mint condition at a Vancouver (Canada) yard sale for $2.
Acoustic Research XB, purchased USED in pretty good condition at a thrift store about 10 years ago for $15.
Dual CS-505-2, purchased USED in good shape (no original dust cover) at thrift store back in 1996 for about $10.

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

Posted: 09 Jan 2019 08:18
by Cubs_42457
Just bought a Technics SL 23 via ebay.. A steal at $49.00 With new dust cover and AT 95 E cart with new stylus.

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

Posted: 09 Jan 2019 08:52
by vinyl master
1770_ron wrote:
04 Jan 2019 22:13
Dual 1219, purchased USED at thrift store in 1981 for $10. Now 45 years old, has moved with me several times, still works very well.
Radio Shack Optimus LAB-1000, purchased USED in 2002 in absolutely mint condition at a Vancouver (Canada) yard sale for $2.
Acoustic Research XB, purchased USED in pretty good condition at a thrift store about 10 years ago for $15.
Dual CS-505-2, purchased USED in good shape (no original dust cover) at thrift store back in 1996 for about $10.
I'm sure we'd all love to see some pics in our long-running thread here... :D

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

Posted: 09 Jan 2019 08:53
by vinyl master
Cubs_42457 wrote:
09 Jan 2019 08:18
Just bought a Technics SL 23 via ebay.. A steal at $49.00 With new dust cover and AT 95 E cart with new stylus.
Ditto for you too, Cubs... =D>

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

Posted: 18 Jan 2019 01:27
by d_dill
I PAID TOP DOLLAR!
I purchased my AR XB-91 new in September of 1975 for $160.
Upgraded the needle/stylus to a Shure V15 III in July 1976 for $53.

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

Posted: 19 Jan 2019 02:01
by juggerjay1975
Optonica RP-3500. I paid $150 from a record dealer.

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

Posted: 23 Jan 2019 19:59
by andyrok56
I just picked up a Garrard AT60 for $45. One owner and other than nicotine stains and dirt, looks pretty good. Needs feet and a stacker spindle. It’s my first foray into restoring. Always loved giving old items new life.

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

Posted: 30 Jan 2019 00:01
by Matth79
Bush MTT1 for £5 from charity shop... to try and do some PC transcription

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

Posted: 04 Feb 2019 13:29
by BrianovichIV
I have a Technics SL-BD22 that I bought on eBay for $40. Needed cartridge, belt, and a good once-over.

And a Pioneer PL-12Dii that I paid $120 for privately. It had all its original parts, including the ones that got lost easily, was recently cleaned and maintained, and had a usable cartridge that I've since replaced. This one was the better purchase.