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What are the turntables you've owned?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Airbus, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. Airbus

    Airbus Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Beirut - Lebanon
    Garrard 210
    Garrard DD 130
    Pioneer Plx 1000
    Pro-Ject Xtension 9
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  2. rebellovw

    rebellovw Forum Resident

    Born 1965 (for perspective)
    Wards phonograph (suitcase like) 1969ish
    Upgraded to BSR phono graph - 1973ish better
    Upgraded to Technics SL220 (1976ish) - way better switch to turntable from phonograph - wow! Empire Cart and some Pacific Stereo cheap phono preamp.
    Upgraded to Technics SL1210 M5G (2009) - way better as old table was noisy
    Upgraded to VPI Classic - content and happy now.
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  3. mrwolk

    mrwolk One and a half ears...no waiting!

    Ottawa, Canada
    Garrard (1st)
    A&R (one of favourites)
    Bang and Oulfson (most expensive & worst)
    Dual (still in use)
    Numark (plays 78 rpm discs)
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  4. bever70

    bever70 It's all about the soundstage

    B&O: beogram 1202 / beogram 1203 / beogram 4002 / beogram 9500 / beogram 3300
    THORENS: td125 / td165 / td280mk4 / td160
    DUAL 1219 (x2, I used them in an alternative home dj-set up)

    The tables I started out with in the 80's when I was a teenager were typical cheap Technics, Lenco, Akai...forgot the models, none worthy remembering
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  5. milankey

    milankey Forum Resident

    Kent, Ohio, USA
    Pioneer PL-A35. Bought new around 1973 and still in use today. Only one I have owned.
  6. rebellovw

    rebellovw Forum Resident

    In the 70's I recall my dad, brothers (3) had Garrards zeros, Dual - and that was it - they didn't keep changing them.

    Sure it is fun to - but back then you had your table and that was it.
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  7. Clay B

    Clay B Forum Resident

    Dual 1219
    Fons CQ 30
    Linn LP-12
    Sota Star Sapphire
    SME 10A
    Technics 1200 GAE
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  8. Cyclone Ranger

    Cyclone Ranger New old stock

    Best Coast USA
    Some ancient console TT when I was a little kid
    Some cheap Technics linear-tracker (was meh)
    Some lowish-end Bang & Olufsen (was gorgeous, and meh)
    Linn Sondek (was awesome, of course)
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  9. TarnishedEars

    TarnishedEars Forum Resident

    Seattle, WA
    Pioneer PL-100
    Thorens TD-166MKII
    Thorens TD-126 MKII
    Thorens TD-147
    Linn LP12
    Technics SL1210GR
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  10. BayouTiger

    BayouTiger Forum Resident

    New Orleans
    I am sure I am forgetting one or two

    Started with an old GE suitcase
    BSR changer of some sort
    Philips 312
    Sony PS-X600
    Sony PS-X800
    Philips 877
    Technics SL-M2 (Big gap between this one and the next ones. Used this one for 25 or so years as a daily driver - Finally tired of the limits of T4P)
    Technics SL-1200Mk2
    Rega RP3/TTPSU
    Project PerspexP6
    Scout 1.0
    Oracle Delphi V/SME V

    The ones in bold are still here
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  11. vinylontubes

    vinylontubes Forum Resident

    Katy, TX
    Rega P5
    Rega P3-2000
    Music Hall MMF-2.1
    Technics SL-DL5

    I had a Mickey Mouse turnyable when I was very small. The tonearm was Mickey's arm with the stylus under his paw. Mice have paws, right? It was a gloved paw.
  12. Alan G.

    Alan G. Forum Resident

    NW Montana
    Record player (Decca, I think) - 1958
    Bogen B61 - 1967 (bought from Olson Electronics catalog)
    Pioneer PL-12D - 1974 (bought at Pacific Stereo)
    Technics SL-1600 (now)
    Realistic Lab 420 (now)
    Technics SL-Q2 (now)
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  13. Ray Blend

    Ray Blend • vinyls •

    The Midwest
    GE Wildkat (1967)
    Garrard 40B (1970)
    Pioneer PL-12D (1973)
    Thorens TD-160C (1977)

    The Thorens is still in service - best turntable ever designed.
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  14. Claude Benshaul

    Claude Benshaul Forum Resident

    Pro-Ject Debut II
    Rega RP1
    AT LP120
    Technics SL-1210M5G
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  15. Echoes Myron

    Echoes Myron Forum Resident

    A crappy all in one stereo with crappy tower speakers - circa 1986
    AT PL-50 - circa 1991
    A comparable $99 Sony turntable -circa 1999
    Another AT PL-50 -until 2015

    And then...
    Rega RP1
    Rega RP6
    Rega RP6 (I have two)
    Rega RP10 (Have reached Nirvana at last!)
  16. bever70

    bever70 It's all about the soundstage

    Amen to that :cheers:!
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  17. Born in 1974.

    From the start I used my dad’s Garrard belt drive from 1969-70 or so. I don’t remember the model, but it was nothing particularly special. I also had my own Fisher Price record player, which I loved. Listened to many a Disney book and record and other kids records along with my dad’s Beatles and Stones stuff. I loved Abbey Road and Some Girls from childhood.


    I abandoned records altogether for cassettes in the mid-late 80s, and then CDs in about ‘89-90 when I bought a Discman.

    I didn’t return to records until 2014 when I bought a Clearaudio Concept, first paired with an Ortofon 2M Bronze and then a Clearaudio Concept MC.

    Last year I upgraded to a Technics SL-1200G and I alternate between a Benz Micro Wood SL and a KAB Ortofon Concorde Pro S with 40 stylus. I really enjoy this setup.
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  18. Echoes Myron

    Echoes Myron Forum Resident

    Oh I forgot the Fisher Price. Had one of those too. I used to play my Dad's records on it. I still remember playing The Wall on it. No lie.
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  19. rebellovw

    rebellovw Forum Resident

    The fisherprice Whiskey/decantor set goes well with it too.
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  20. rbmitch2

    rbmitch2 Forum Resident

    Suitcase style (Xmas gift from parents)
    Dual 1257
    Thorens 160
    Thorens 125
    VPI HW19
    Well Tempered Classic
    **Period listening to CD's only
    Denon 47f
    Pro-Ject Debut Carbon
    Marantz tt15
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  21. Tim Irvine

    Tim Irvine Forum Resident

    Austin, Texas
    A non-descript Garrard
    A non-descript Benjamin Miracord
    A Thorens TD150 with M91ed
    A Thorens TD125 w. SME 3009 and V15 III and some Ortofon I don’t recall
    A VN150 w. Rega and Ortofon 2m Bronze
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  22. Blank Slate

    Blank Slate Forum Resident

    Rochester, NY
    Rotel RP-3000
    Denon DP-37F
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  23. audiolab1

    audiolab1 Forum Resident

    Ontario, Canada
    One of those horrible "suitcase" all-in-one players
    Lenco L60
    Marantz 6300
    Michell Syncrodec/Rega RB300
    Oracle Delphi Mk.I/Zeta
    VPI TNT Jr. MkII/JMW 12.6 with extra armwand
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  24. The Pinhead

    The Pinhead SUDACA ROÑOSO

    Sorry about the internet pics; mine were ( last is) in tip-top shape

    Sansui P50 :


    Pioneer PL-512 :


    Pioneer PL-3000 :

  25. cat9

    cat9 Forum Resident


    ...began on my parents Fleetwood console (just killing my sisters records :D)
    ...Sansui P-50 ....at around 12 and began buying my own lp's

    --------long break in between

    ...Denon DP-45f
    ...Harmon Kardon T-60c
    ...JVC QL-Y5F
    ...custom AR XB ..... had to move it along for health reasons being fully manual
    ...Sony PS-X50

    .....a number of other tables entered the house but really never stayed
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