How much did your TT(s) cost?

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

Post by Nadguy » 03 Jun 2019 16:32

Over the course of nearly 40 years, a lot of garage sales and a home that has room enough in my basement I have the following(all in working condition):

1. Linn LP 12 Sondek,new =$4750(Since 1984 with many upgrades, Cirkus, Ekos arm, etc)
2. Dual 1218 =$12
3. Pioneer PL-15D ll =$10
4. BIC 960 =$10
5. ADC 1500 FG =$15
6. Technics SL-1950 =$1
7. Pioneer 400 =$10
8. Yamaha YP-211 =$5
9. Pioneer PL-51A =$15
10. Bang & Olufsen Beogram 2000 RX2 =$20
11. Pioneer PL-A35 =$15
12. Micro-Seiki DD-20 =$10
13. Systemdek ll =$100*
14. Technics SL 5200 =$5
15. Dual 1237 =$2
16. Technics SL 1300 =$24

*From trade

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

Post by vinyl buff » 26 Jun 2019 08:38

Transcriptor saturn =£30. yes £30....
new belt =£15
new motor =£50
headshell =£25
ortofon 2M red =£50
Total =£170.....
sounds awesome.....

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

Post by Alexbe » 03 Jul 2019 04:11

1978 prices

Monitor Audio ET500 £149-99
SME3009 S2imp FH £49-95
Ortofon M20FL £49-99

+ a couple of styli

Still going strong. Had my monies worth out of these.

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

Post by jritchey5072 » 06 Jul 2019 21:11

I have one TT, Technics SL-D202, that my kids took off the neighbor's trash heap the night before rubbish pickup.

Still has original tone arm and headshell. The cartridge had been replaced, since the replacement stylus for the factory furnished headshell would not work.

Lid is scuffed, and one of the plastic tabs that go into the hinge is broken off into the hinge.

I'm listening to it right now, and since I used a tip, found here, to adjust the pitch, it sounds GREAT!

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

Post by jwvanwijngaarden » 12 Jul 2019 10:01

I paid for my Pioneer PL-112D €60,- which was the price these turntables costs on average here in the Netherlands. After restoring and getting enthousiastic about vinyl with this turntable, I started looking for a Thorens. In the time I studied at university this was for turntables "the real stuff". I found my first Thorens two years ago: a fellow-student from those days wanted to exchange his Thorens for a bottle of very good Italian wine. That was very quickly settled. A few months ago my dental hygienist told me she looked for a good new home for her Thorens. She asked me in exchange to mount new tyres on her racing bike. That I settled also quickly. This Thorens 160 MKII is a beautifull one, a Stanton 681EEE cartridge, on a mahogany console, with original packaging. Complete with all the original assescoires.

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

Post by Sounder206 » 17 Jul 2019 03:56

U-Turn Orbit I bought (barely) used through local Craigslist for $100. And add another $75 for the Grado Black2 cart upgrading from the entry-level A-T cart that comes on the Orbit Basic.

Seller thought she’d really get into vinyl collecting but she moved into a smaller house and decided to go SONOS instead, so the TT has gotten little use from her.

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

Post by T68 » 17 Jul 2019 20:35

I won a Garrard Zero 100s for 30 euros on an online auction here in Sweden.
After som tlc (cleaning out gummed up grease and a relube) it spins nicely and all auto works.
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