Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Airbus, Nov 25, 2018.
Garrard DD 130
Pioneer Plx 1000
Pro-Ject Xtension 9
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.
A&R (one of favourites)
Bang and Oulfson (most expensive & worst)
Dual (still in use)
Numark (plays 78 rpm discs)
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
Pioneer PL-A35. Bought new around 1973 and still in use today. Only one I have owned.
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.
Fons CQ 30
Sota Star Sapphire
Technics 1200 GAE
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)
Thorens TD-126 MKII
I am sure I am forgetting one or two
Started with an old GE suitcase
BSR changer of some sort
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)
Oracle Delphi V/SME V
The ones in bold are still here
Music Hall MMF-2.1
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.
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)
GE Wildkat (1967)
Garrard 40B (1970)
Pioneer PL-12D (1973)
Thorens TD-160C (1977)
The Thorens is still in service - best turntable ever designed.
Pro-Ject Debut II
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
Rega RP6 (I have two)
Rega RP10 (Have reached Nirvana at last!)
Amen to that !
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.
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.
The fisherprice Whiskey/decantor set goes well with it too.
Suitcase style (Xmas gift from parents)
Well Tempered Classic
**Period listening to CD's only
Pro-Ject Debut Carbon
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
One of those horrible "suitcase" all-in-one players
Michell Syncrodec/Rega RB300
Oracle Delphi Mk.I/Zeta
VPI TNT Jr. MkII/JMW 12.6 with extra armwand
Sorry about the internet pics; mine were ( last is) in tip-top shape
Sansui P50 :
Pioneer PL-512 :
Pioneer PL-3000 :
...began on my parents Fleetwood console (just killing my sisters records )
...Sansui P-50 ....at around 12 and began buying my own lp's
--------long break in between
...Harmon Kardon T-60c
...custom AR XB ..... had to move it along for health reasons being fully manual
.....a number of other tables entered the house but really never stayed
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