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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

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

    rebellovw Forum Resident

    Location:
    hell
    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!

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

    bever70 It's all about the soundstage

    Location:
    Belgium
    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

    Location:
    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

    Location:
    hell
    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

    Location:
    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

    Location:
    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

    Location:
    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

    Location:
    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

    Location:
    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 •

    Location:
    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

    Location:
    USA
    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

    Location:
    Belgium
    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.

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    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

    Location:
    USA
    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

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

    rbmitch2 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Tucson
    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

    Location:
    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

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

    audiolab1 Forum Resident

    Location:
    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 :

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    Pioneer PL-512 :

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    Pioneer PL-3000 :

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  25. cat9

    cat9 Forum Resident

    1960's

    ...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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