How much did your TT(s) cost?

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

Post by Pieper73 » 28 Jul 2019 14:01

I have a Linn lo 12 which cost nearly 5000 euro new.

I have refurbished it with a new to plate from vinyl engine with a baseboard also from vinyl engine: together 320 euro
Linn lingo 4 1750 euro: but got 1000 euro back on exchange for linn akito and linn adikt, so that's 750 euro
Akula sub chassis from Tiger paw 895 pounds
Aro tonearm used 1645 pounds
Used dynavector xx2 mkii 895 pounds

Quite a bit of money.. for those who want to! Convert pounds to euro or the other way round 😉

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

Post by JazzVinyl251 » 05 Sep 2019 08:11

I got an Sp10Mk2 with its original power supply (SH10-E) and Audio Technica 1503 tone arm. The entire unit comes out of the South African Broadcasting Corporation Studios and I’m running it using the original „Fake“ Studer ReVox EQ & Phono pre.

Got the whole rig for €1000

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

Post by tlscapital » 05 Sep 2019 09:26

JazzVinyl251 wrote:
05 Sep 2019 08:11
I got an Sp10Mk2 with its original power supply (SH10-E) and Audio Technica 1503 tone arm. The entire unit comes out of the South African Broadcasting Corporation Studios and I’m running it using the original „Fake“ Studer ReVox EQ & Phono pre.

Got the whole rig for €1000

Matt
REAL NICE BEAUTIES ! Although my phono set-up is totally of another nature, I can appreciate all the same such high standard gear and especially when it comes to "vintage" professional gear; the work and the looks. Good deal you had IMO.

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

Post by Bastelwut » 16 Sep 2019 14:20

Unfortunately I bought the components for my actual TT in the last couple of months.
The prices right now...way too high.

micro seiki DQL 120 750 €
Dynavector DV-505 800€
Ortofon 2m black 500€

I really like everything about it, so to me it's worth the money.
As long as it is cheaper and better than a LP12 ;)

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

Post by Boltman92124 » 16 Sep 2019 18:09

AT LP120 (LP Gear version)- $299
AT618 stabilizer- $40
AT CW1 counterweight- $40
Technics rubber mat- $30
Turntable Toys Cork- $14
Denon DL-103- $240
Emotiva XPS-1- $175
LP Gear Ultimate headshell- $50

Total- $888.00

And probably another $500 on my other carts and headshells. A bigger hit on my bank account has been the vinyl I have purchased since getting back into vinyl in 2016. Approx 200 lp's of which about 75 are new re-issues (approx $20 each or more) and 125 used (ranging from $2 to $20). So I have spent well over $2k on LP's in 3 years. Yikes!! Don't tell my wife please!

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

Post by SSoundLtd » 20 Sep 2019 23:53

I won't tell yours Boltman if you don't tell mine! All expense over the last 10 months since getting back into vinyl have been the purchase of approx 130 records, inner and outer sleeves. Thankfully I already had a turntable, pre amp, amp and speakers that I've had for 30 years. They were free from my dad. :)

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

Post by Amstel-1 » 28 Sep 2019 20:23

Well i got back to vinyl in march 2018 and got me a Denon DP300F 230 euro.
Then i upgrade the stock cart with a MP110 135 euro.
This year i bought a restored Akai AP307 i love it for 125 euro.
I upgraded the cartridge with a MP150 wich i got for 197 euro on auction on ebay:).

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

Post by Kashofa » 30 Sep 2019 20:16

I wish someone had told me how much an old idler would need to cost to be enjoyable :) All I wanted was a decent 78 player...

Over the weekend I gave up struggling with an assortment of idlers and purchased an ATLP120USB marked down to $230 (since it has been discontinued) and put on a Grado 78C ($90) using an Ortofon headshell ($28)

That was the best $350 I could have spent. Played a half dozen 78s last night and really they sound fantastic compared to what I was previously experiencing. I am now. thinking about a 78 preamp. The RIAA equalization sounds good but I'm hoping another EQ profile designed for 78s will sound a bit better.

If you are hoping to play some old 78s and have $5000 for an idler I say go that route. If you are trying to keep it under $500 I suggest avoiding vintage idlers and getting a new turntable. :)

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

Post by vinyl master » 01 Oct 2019 05:23

Kashofa wrote:
30 Sep 2019 20:16
I wish someone had told me how much an old idler would need to cost to be enjoyable :) All I wanted was a decent 78 player...

Over the weekend I gave up struggling with an assortment of idlers and purchased an ATLP120USB marked down to $230 (since it has been discontinued) and put on a Grado 78C ($90) using an Ortofon headshell ($28)

That was the best $350 I could have spent. Played a half dozen 78s last night and really they sound fantastic compared to what I was previously experiencing. I am now. thinking about a 78 preamp. The RIAA equalization sounds good but I'm hoping another EQ profile designed for 78s will sound a bit better.

If you are hoping to play some old 78s and have $5000 for an idler I say go that route. If you are trying to keep it under $500 I suggest avoiding vintage idlers and getting a new turntable. :)
Just curious, but what idlers did you have, kashofa? I'm willing to bet that if they are good or at least, halfway decent, you could EASILY recoup your $$$ via Craigslist with them...Personally, if I were you, I wouldn't totally give up on them...Many an idler has been brought back to life due to the info and expertise of the Engineers here on VE...

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

Post by vinyl master » 01 Oct 2019 05:25

Kashofa wrote:
30 Sep 2019 20:16
I wish someone had told me how much an old idler would need to cost to be enjoyable :) All I wanted was a decent 78 player...

Over the weekend I gave up struggling with an assortment of idlers and purchased an ATLP120USB marked down to $230 (since it has been discontinued) and put on a Grado 78C ($90) using an Ortofon headshell ($28)

That was the best $350 I could have spent. Played a half dozen 78s last night and really they sound fantastic compared to what I was previously experiencing. I am now. thinking about a 78 preamp. The RIAA equalization sounds good but I'm hoping another EQ profile designed for 78s will sound a bit better.

If you are hoping to play some old 78s and have $5000 for an idler I say go that route. If you are trying to keep it under $500 I suggest avoiding vintage idlers and getting a new turntable. :)
Just curious, but what idlers did you have again, kashofa? :-k I'm willing to bet that if they are good or at least, halfway decent, you could EASILY recoup your $$$ via Craigslist (or EBay, if you had to...) with them...Personally, if I were you, I wouldn't totally give up on them...Many an idler has been brought back to life due to the info and expertise of the Engineers here on VE, even some that looked like they had seen much better days...

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