Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Tony Plachy, Oct 22, 2016.
VPI Scout 1.1
All stock Rega RP6/Exact........ and I it!
I've been using mine since the mid 80's when my father upgraded and gave it to me. I make decent money, and have gone turntable shopping over the years, but haven't found one under a few grand that I like more. Gotta love the auto lift and shut off.
I use a Technics SL-QD33 in the downstairs system for background music with an AT cart
VPI Aries 3
VPI Classic 2
Linn LP12 / Lingo PS / Naim ARO / Linn Arkiv
VPI Classic Signature
JVC ALA1...purchased in mid 1980s. Very entry level looking to replace.
Source-Odyssey (Scottish turntable) - see http://thesourceturntable.blogspot.com.au
Orpheus Silex - classic 3-speed 1950/60's idler/belt drive transcription TT from Melbourne, Australia. Believed to be the first suspended turntable in the world. Competed against the Garrard 301. Has wonderful 1950's deco styling with grey hammertone finish (some rare models had green or bronze hammertone).
Image below is Thomas-Schick's (has non-original mat). Note the tonearm is mounted to the suspension via the "mushroom" attachment. Lovely custom "teardrop" plinth.
Audio Technica LP-60 at the moment, hope to upgrade to a Technics SL series DD turntable in the near future.
Main rig: Kenwood KD500 with an Acos Lustre GST-1 arm
Family room: JVC QL7
My primary turntable is a Technics SL-1200 MKII. I also have a Pro-Ject Debut Carbon. Both have Nagaoka MP-110 carts.
VPI Classic (ATOC9ML/II) in the Music Room, a Music Hall MMF 2.3 (AT150MLX) in my office and a 70's Sanyo TP-825 (Micro Acoustics 2002e) in the bedroom. Also, a Dual 1229 awaiting repair.
Music Hall mmf-5.1 se
Ortofon 2M Blue
Thorens TD-150 /Rega Arm
Rega Panar 3
Yup. Nope. Me neither. I have never been nor do I ever expect that I'll be a DJ or turntablist.
My father who has two Technics decks (SL-1400MK2 and another model I'm not sure of) was never, nor will ever be a DJ or turntablist. He mated them to his Fisher integrated. Before that he had two Garrards (Lab 80 and the Type A changer, for mom's use).
VPI Extended Aries 1. HRX platter and feet. 3D tonearm
As you can see there isn't a whole lot of brand loyalty going on around here....
Thorens TD-125/Fidelity Research FR-24 MkII
Ariston RD11s/SME 3009 S2 Improved
Technics SP-15/Sumiko MMT, SL-D2
Rek-O-Kut B-12H/Nottingham Ace Space arm
Harman Kardon ST6
Garrard Zero 100, RC88, LAB 80, Type A
B&O Beogram 3000
...too many splendid machines around for that... I guess many of us like options.
Technics SL 1200 MK2
Technics SL 1200 MK5
JVC something or another
On any given day carts might be different but as of today, Denon 103R, Shure V15TypeV, AT15s, SHure V15TypeIV with Jico SAS
DJ? Huh? I use my 2 to play the He!! out of records at mi casa. SL1200s are rock solid, very quiet, vinyl spinners with near unheard of longevity and spot on speed. Not a second of trouble with either of mine.
to 56GoldTo[, I replied to your post and meant to reply to the person who originally asked if we Technics users were DJs.
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