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  1. Y'all seen this yet? If it's as expensive as it looks, then I have a feeling not many of us will end up with one. lol https://pitchfork.com/news/technics-unveils-premium-sp-10r-turntable/
  2. I have a Technics SL-Q3, belonged to my grandmother since the 80s and when I was a kid I used to listen to records on it all the time. Now it's mine and while it sounds good I do think that it needs either a cartridge or stylus replacement. As far as I know it hasn't been replaced since the late 80s or something like that. It has a Shure M44-7 cart, but the problem is I see a lot of people in forums saying if I'm not gonna use it as a DJ turntable I shouldn't buy another one. And since I'll only use it to listen to records, no DJing, I thought I'd ask. Which cartridge and needle should I replace it with?
  3. Hello VC, I recently acquired a Technics SL-3350. From what I tested, it works very well. Now I know this is a very unpopular turntable, so its a little hard to find info for it. First question is about hinges for the dust cover. Like most other Technics, it did not come with any. Looking online, I have found hinges for other models, but Im not sure if they'll fit the 3350. Are there any third party hinges that would suit this model? Also, does anyone have any info on the cartridge "Audio-Technica Series III"? I think its a cheap model from the 80s-90s. My problem is that its very, very heavy. I cant get it balanced for the anti-skating feature. I will be replacing it after the holidays with a Shure M97xe, but would still like to enjoy my records before that comes in. Thanks!
  4. Hey all, I was hoping you could help me out with a quick question: I had a record player that was in pretty solid shape, but I got a better, used record player. The only problem was that it didn't have a belt. So what I did was take the belt out of my original player (a Technics SL-BD27) and stick it in the new one (a Panasonic SL-H204) just as a temporary quick-fix. As I was listening to one of my records, I noticed that it was playing at a slower level, making the music play at a lower pitch, kind of as if it was spinning at 31 RPM instead of the normal 33. Now before I buy a replacement belt, would it be logical to say that the reason for this sound is almost certainly because of the belt? Or is there possibly something wrong with the player? I've contacted some record stores and they said the width of the belt affects the player but they also said it might be because of the motor. I've done some research and found that the belt necessary for each individual player is the same size, but as I said earlier, I did not have the belt for the Panasonic. I was wondering if the width of the belt can really significantly affect the sound of a record. Would purchasing a replacement belt be a wise investment, or should I just go out and buy a new player? Thanks, Bobby
  5. I have a Technics SL-3300 that has a direct drive automatic arm. So you hit the start knob to the right, and it does it's thing - automatically moves the arm, and lowers it onto the record. Here's where the problem comes in. When the needle hits the record, it maybe stays there for a second or two before lifting back up and going back. Is there any way to either fix this or disable it and using it as a manual arm? I would love to be able to do this myself rather than have to take it to a shop and do parts and labor on it. I can provide a video if needed. Thanks for any help.
  6. Did some garage sale-ing this weekend and wound up with two more turntables, a JVC QL-Y5F and a Pioneer PL-530. The JVC needs some work and the Pioneer seems to be working perfect. I got them both cheaply so my plan was to get them working and A/B them with my Technics 1700mkii. Just wondering if either of those is an obvious choice over the 1700 before I get into the repairs.
  7. Hello everyone, I have my own setup in my record studio but recently I bought an old school Technics SL-BD35 for my GF. Next step is the speakers. Now, you know girls...one of her first requests is that it should also "look good". I know I know, girls.. My budget is 400 bucks and my idea was the following one: Technics SL-BD35 + Bellari VP29 Solid State Phono Preamp + Marshall Hanwell 50th Anniversary or Marshall Stanmore. Since I have a little discount on a certain internet site it would cost me exactly 405 $. Do you think that this is a good idea? I thought that the result would be a solid sound quality out of this system plus the damn look she's aiming for but plz let me know what do ya'll think. Thank you for your help. Fab PS: I can already tell you that she doesn't like Audioengine, Nocs n Pioneer S-DJ50X.
  8. Technics SL-D2 for sale... it works... i recently replaced the needle but it could probably use a new one (with this cart itll run you about $10) but it still does work. the dust cover is pretty beat up but itll still hook onto the hinges. pm me an offer. buyer pays shipping EDIT: lol. $55 OBO + Shipping. https://docs.google.com/document/d/18JOz6eQFda6AI-6CiBLncttY1MSowQo8rmIjZ0ytdv4/edit ps i tried this out the other day and the needle works fine idk what the fuck i was talking about
  9. So I decided to buy a Technics SL-1200 MKII that my local record store had for sale, and now I would really like some advice from the more experienced members around these parts: a) The Technics is equipped with a Stanton 500-II cart which has had a new needle installed. Did a little bit of research and saw that it's more of a DJ-purpose cart. The owner insists it is perfectly acceptable for listening purposes, which I believe, but I thought I would get some other input. Will this be suitable for my needs for now, while I save up for something better in the future? What would be a good replacement? As for the rest of my setup, I found a Pioneer SX-780 receiver on Craigslist that looks to be in very good condition and that I believe is fairly priced (asking $200, but I got them down to $160), would this be a good match for this particular table? If so, what are some fairly priced speakers I could seek out to suit this receiver? I found a pair of HPM 100s for $300, but that's a little too steep for me. If that's truly what I should go for, I'll try to barter a bit, but I'd prefer to keep it around $200 max for now. Upgrades will come with time. Any advice or insight would be greatly appreciated, as I'm relatively new to this and haven't had a good setup in my few years as a collector.
  10. Hey guys, just saw this in a buy/trade group on Facebook, this isn't mine, but it's rare to see record stuff go on that group so I figured I'd let you guys know. Here's what the ad says: Clean pair of black technics sl-1210 mk2 I just finished working on these. Fully tested, clean Serato signal, no issues. Ready for the new happy owner. $950 the pair * New oxygen free gold tipped Rcas * Internally grounded * Cleaned inside out including the motherboard * Both tables have Brand New Pitch Controls!! (fully calibrated to factory settings) *Tonearms are not loose or bent *Brand new high quality material Slipmats * Both pop up lights work perfect * All the buttons react quick ( no sticky slow buttons) Call 714 227 835 five Pick up in the oc area No shipping no deliveries No needles no cases are included Looks to be a good deal as far as I can tell, if you guys need me to, I can pick them up for you and ship them to you probably. But for anyone living in Socal here you go
  11. I just snagged a technics sl-q200 table at a local thrift store. Everything seems to be in working order, but there is no grounding cable. I'm an idiot with these things - is there anything you can make that would be a quick fix for something like this, or universal grounding cables that can be purchased?
  12. So I found an ad on craigslist with a whole lot of equipment for sale. The lady is asking about $1800, and will only get rid of it in one shot. She wont piece it out. I need help determining if this is a good deal, there are 2 technics sl-1100a in the lot so I know as long as those are in good shape, that will recoup almost 1/3 of the cost. Here is the list: 1 Akai GX-600 DB Dolby System. 2 DBX Audio Video Program Route Selector Dav-600 G/Record VDP/VCR 3 Numark DM 1700T Stereo Pre-AMP Control Center 4-5 Tecnics by Panasonic - Direct, Drive Player System- SL - 1100A (two) 6 Panasonic - PV 7662 - Omnivision VHS - Dynamorphous, Metal Head - HI-Fi Stereo-Spatializer VCR Plus 7 Citation Sixteen Harman/Kardon 8 Harman/Kardon AVR25II Receiver 9 Soundcraftmen - AE2000 Real -Time Scan Analyzer, Equalizer 10 Soundcraftmen Preamplifier, Model DX 4000 11 SAE - Impulse Nose Reduction System 5000 12 Bose 901 Series VI active Equalizer 13 Radio Shack - Stereo Audio Source Selector 14 Nakamichi Research Inc. - Program Timer - DS-200 15 Rocoton - 16 Base Video Speaker (shown on picture on top of the wall unit) 17 Nakamichi 600 ZX Discrete Head Cassette Deck (similar, 670ZX in EBay) 18 Pioneer Mult-play CD CDV/LD Player CLD-M403 5 Disc CD-CDV Multi-play Lazer Disc 19 Yamaha Natural Sound AM/FM Stereo Tuner TX-950-RS 20 JVC TD-W718 Double Cassette Deck 21 Sony Compact Disc Player - CDP-CX 355 Mega Storage 300CD, High Density Linear Converter System
  13. I was wondering if anyone could help me. I've been listening to vinyl now for about 3 years and I really love it. I have a pretty basic setup (pioneer pl-a45d TT / pioneer sa-5200 amp / and 4 speakers) and am trying to go to the next level slowly as I save money. This is my question, I currently have an automatic turn table and I personally love the automatic starting and stopping. Are there no TTs that would be considered audiophile that are automatic? One thing that concerns me is sometimes (it's random, not all the time) I have a problem with shaking and not having super steady hands. I'd like to go get something great but personally I would like it to be automatic though I think I could deal with it if it weren't. I read some good things about the vintage technics SL-1600. Does anyone know if this TT is any good? Is it considered audiophile quality? I was also considering about the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon. Any thoughts / advice / help would be greatly appreciated.
  14. Hey all, I have upgraded one of the turntables in my house and this one has become extraneous. Time to find a good home for it. It's a Technics SL-B5 fully automatic belt drive turntable. It includes a Shure M195 cartridge with stylus. The stylus has definitely been used but it works and sounds great. The 45 adapter is also included. I have recently installed a new belt. I have also cleaned and refurbed the dust cover, which is in excellent condition, stays up when lifted and has no cracks. This is a stacking turntable, meaning it's a changer. You can load a number of records and have it play them automatically. I have never used this feature, but I am including the stacking spindle as part of the turntable. Here are a few pics: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1ij80o5v2v7id6o/2014-01-30%2021.32.40.jpg https://www.dropbox.com/s/t652kpcbr82499p/2014-01-30%2021.36.10.jpg https://www.dropbox.com/s/0dof2uk41fpob6v/2014-01-30%2021.35.53.jpg https://www.dropbox.com/s/nxed2rdl8890por/2014-01-30%2021.36.49.jpg https://www.dropbox.com/s/qa4w6a12g63bk67/2014-01-30%2021.36.26.jpg This turntable has been adult-owned and cared for and comes from a smoke-free environment. All features, including the strobe, speed control, and auto start / stop work perfectly. The only reason I am selling this is due to an upgrade. $100 plus buyer pays actual shipping costs. I can ship via USPS or UPS. I'd imagine UPS would be cheaper / safer but am flexible. PM me if you are interested. I will not hold the turntable. Thanks!
  15. Hey everybody, I have a Tchnics SL-L1 that was given to me by my uncle and was formerly my dad's before that. So I was talking to him at Christmas, and my uncle and dad both confirmed they hadn't changed the cartridge since it was brand new. So I have read the beginner's guide, and I wanted some recommendations on a new cartridge. I have looked into: Audio-Technica AT95E Audio-Technica AT92E Grado BLACK1 Prestige Now, I want to spend < $60/70. I have heard of issues with the Grado BLACK1 on another forum. Is there another cartridge around this price range I should be looking at? Thanks in advance, any help would be greatly appreciated! My setup (if it matters): Technics SL-L1 Sony STR-7045 Polk T15
  16. I don't know too much about amplifiers, even more so for this specific model that I have unused, but would this be a good amp to play a turntable through? (As in quality, etc.) Probably not too high quality, but maybe it'll do okay I'll be running a Debut Carbon through a currently unchosen phono preamp.. (And by the way, what would be a good midrange preamp? I'm considering the Bugle2, Azur 640p or something) Thanks!
  17. So basically I want opinions/thoughts from people who know more than me about turntables. I've been listening to records for about 3 years now and I've only had this one turntable. Honestly, not really sure if what I have is great, good, or downright awful. I was given this 79 Technics by my dad--it's the one he bought when he moved out for his freshman year of college. Everything works great but I can say that I don't think it sounds amazing. 1979 Technics SL-Q3 (Fully Automatic Quartz-Locked Direct Drive) Other parts of my setup: *cheap Behringer pre-amp (probably $20 on Amazon) *10 year old Sony stereo receiver *simple Polk Audio desk speakers - How good is what I have? - How can I make what I have sound the best? - Am I truly missing out on anything? Feel free to tear into this if it sucks--I really have no idea!
  18. Ok, So I bought a Technics 1200 DJ set up since I got a good deal but I really just need 1 of em. As you can see in the picture its a black Mk2 and I don't have a cartridge or headshell for it. I've cleaned it up and everything is in good shape. I'm looking to trade for the Type O Negative None More Negative Box Set. Let me know if you're interested. Thanks http://imgur.com/QHGlUSB
  19. Hi all, vinyl newbie here. I have $1000 dollars to spend on an entire system as I have nothing currently. Via Craigslist I have found someone offering a 2006 Technics SL-1200MK2 that (according to the seller) has maybe 100 hours on it ("they have been sitting in storage for several years") and a Shure SC35C cartridge (which I understand to be a DJ cart and would need to be replaced/upgraded). The seller is asking $400 for it - I'm thinking I should jump on this rather than get a new Rega RP1 or Pro-Ject Debut Carbon or a Audio-Technica or Music Hall TT in the same price range, but wanted to get some other opinions.

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