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RE: How about a Technics SL1200 or SL1210 review?

nopiano wrote:

Welcome HV, and these machines still have many fans. I see the eBay prices here are about one third higher than a couple of years ago when I last looked in detail. 

I appreciate the welcoming.

Very interesting information!

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RE: How about a Technics SL1200 or SL1210 review?

Yes, some people ask 600euro and if you ask if you make take a look inside when you wanna buy it , they say: offcourse, i'd like to see what it looks like)....   Not one you must buy, buy a week ago i bought another 1210mk2 revised and coated with the text nice ingraved for 600 euro and has new rca cables, only no new tonearmcables, but that easy replaced. Only i have to laugh about originlive with their way to expensive external powersupply, which reduces to rumble from the standard psu and degrees emi etc.  You can achieve that by replacing the stand psu externals in an alu case and part 3 was the problem with the powersurges... just build one yourself with a decent torioid and a nice schematic, which ain't no problem.  And i thought that somebody from this forum was the dj-guy and new ten imporant dj, used their gear. Real handy an external psu. And the the townarm 500 euro and thick plattermat.... while it's often used by scratchers , since the house seen uses the cdj's mostly. And als the oyaide metal platter.   That's no 1210mk2 any more and the most less quality part, the rotor shaft they leave standard. But how bad are the engineers, that they need 500 dollar for a psu. Nobody talks about vestax btw... strange Well made, only the straight arm is heavy, but you also have the s-arm shaped one, which is a quality arm and nice capacitors, no chinese stuff.

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technics SL1200/10

admin wrote:

They're iconic decks, yet I haven't seen a review in WHFSAV.

I for one would be interested to see a review, perhaps with the Rega P3 and the Pro-ject Xpression. The Technics are the subject of much controversy as to whether they're a true hifi decks or good for DJs only, so an independent opinion would be good to see..

They are true audiophile decks with stupendous build quality which would now cost a fortune and better built than anything upto 1k unless another dj type deck.......they are and were designed as audiophile decks adopted by djs due to this fact..........just a shame they are ignored and dismissed by a lot of people

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audioaddict wrote:

audioaddict wrote:

admin wrote:

They're iconic decks, yet I haven't seen a review in WHFSAV.

I for one would be interested to see a review, perhaps with the Rega P3 and the Pro-ject Xpression. The Technics are the subject of much controversy as to whether they're a true hifi decks or good for DJs only, so an independent opinion would be good to see..

They are true audiophile decks with stupendous build quality which would now cost a fortune and better built than anything upto 1k unless another dj type deck.......they are and were designed as audiophile decks adopted by djs due to this fact..........just a shame they are ignored and dismissed by a lot of people

They are not ignored or dismissed as far as I am aware. They are still very much in demand, however, the vast majority of new buyers prefer to buy new.

This is an old and discontinued turntable we are talking about and it's no wonder WHFSAV don't have a recent review of it as it hasn't been manufactured since 2010 and I don't think they are in the habit of reviewing anything that isn't 'new'.

 

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they are dismissed al by the so called audiophile purists who prefer belt drive decks........there are plenty on here and other forums that dismiss them.........thats who i,m talking about whether youre aware of them or not, ive read plenty of put downs where the technics is concerned

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audioaddict wrote:

audioaddict wrote:

they are dismissed al by the so called audiophile purists who prefer belt drive decks........there are plenty on here and other forums that dismiss them.........thats who i,m talking about whether youre aware of them or not, ive read plenty of put downs where the technics is concerned

I don't get too bogged down in other forums (just one or two) so I'll take your word for it. Some people don't know what they are missing. Unfortunately, or not, there will always be adherents to a particular drive method be it belt, direct, or idler that will denegrate other methods which, truth be told, are usually better.

Its the variety that makes turntables so debateable.

 

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youre right, they are missing out on a hell of a deck

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