Anyone sticking with "vintage" turntables?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by rgoodnight, Apr 22, 2006.

  1. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

    Location:
    CT, USA
    I used to have a Philips GA-312 years ago, which I gave to my sister. I still have a Philips 867 and a Dual CS-721. I doubt I will care to spend $2K for a more modern turntable.
  2. Curiosity

    Curiosity Portable Audio Fan

    Location:
    United Kingdom
    The Goldring GL75 is a much under appreciated turntable that usually comes with a very basic arm. It is very good but needs a decent plinth to give of its best and the arm replacing anything from a Audio techica 1005 upwards.

    Me? I'm with the Pioneer PL12D fan club. It's capable of more than some people remember and well put together underneath.

    I remember those Philips turntables - they weren't bad if you were looking for something convienent and really easy to use.

    You know the trouble with this forum, guys? It reminds me just how many years have gone by when we talk about stuff this far back. Sometimes I feel it's still 1973.

    Regards,
  3. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

    Location:
    CT, USA
    I love European-made audio equipments and find my English-made equipments interesting. But a number of venerable English companies like Quad and Mission are no longer English-owned.
  4. IXLR8

    IXLR8 New Member

    Location:
    DFW, TX, USA
    I too use a 721 and 701 that I enjoy listening to. Have a Pioneer PL-51 hooked into the wife's system thst has always sounded very good. I have seen some very nice new ones but none that talked to me yet.
  5. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

    Location:
    CT, USA
    I must say the modern, high-end turntables with those 1 1/2 - 2" thick platters seem pretty overwhelming.