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Technics SL-10

There is an apparently very fine of this rare and good TT on ebay

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Technics-SL-10-fully-boxed-with-Rare-310mc-cart-/350861074899?pt=UK_AudioTVElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Turntables&hash=item51b0f321d3

As far as I know, the tables themselves are very reliable so much will depend on the condition of the MC.

Collapsed/stiff suspension (and wear) is a possibility but with a little bit of further investigation/enquiring to the seller a little more light may be shed on this.

Re-tipping is possible.

If I had'nt just gotten a SL-7 and already have several others I would be very tempted. - Hell, I am very tempted now so someone please do me a favor and buy it.

Make a slightly lower offer and you may get it cheaper. Superb turntable.

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RE: Technics SL-10

The SL-7 is, apparently, better than the SL-10.

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RE: Technics SL-10

Dunno.

Much, I guess, depends on the cartridge.

Just bought an SL-6 for the collection for good measure.

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RE: Technics SL-10

I read that the SL-7 was quieter than in SL-10.

"Main issue on the SL-10 (cured, I believe with the SL-7) is that the arm motor can be quite noisy and sometimes "break through" into the audio signal".

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RE: Technics SL-10

The short spin I gave mine, through headphones, was superb, even with the lowly OMP5e. Dead quiet, no hum, no motor noise no nothing ... well music (Other than more record noise than I'm used to due to the Ortofon but it could have been the record I didn't brush ... see below).

The SL-7 also operates smoothly and silently. I am very impressed.

Got around to order the new, better RCA leads and will source an arm belt today. Really looking forward to get her undressed Smile

The only thing I would say that the SL10 has over its cheaper sister is a handy 'spin without the lid down' feature for record brushing.

Still, figured if you hold the little white contact lever down and put a cheap record clamp (£9 on the bay) to hold the record down it works just dandily.

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RE: Technics SL-10

Ifor, the feet on my 7 are the same as the ones on the SL-10 and 15 (stock picture)

I am not sure as to why your service agent thought changing yours? They seem to work well and tension is adjustable.

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RE: Technics SL-10

The originals were perishing.

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