I stand corrected (I think).
While you are scratching yer chin go and stand in the corner on one leg
What floyd droid said. I don't know about Dave Cawley but if he's the man then that is the way to go.
If I were tempted to buy another SL1200, 1210 or whatever I would make sure I was looking at it rather than looking at some photos of it.
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Can I stop now, my legs hurting?
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Yeah ok mate thats enough for now ,lol
Thank f**k for that, it was killing, and I've got a lot of things to do.
:grin: ok guys that's enough.
Thanks for all your suggestions,I'm going to think very carefully what to do next,as for the standing on one leg,I've been doing it 22 years now.
I had 2 X SL1200 MK2s, Silver in colour circa 1994.......I was on the bones of my EDITED so sold them for silly money along with LOTS of vinyl OMG.
They are bombproof and sounded superb even though they were both kitted up Stanton 500AL carts
Icon Audio ST40 III / KT88, Rega Apollo R, DAC, RS3
Rega RP6, Nagaoka MP-200, White Belt, Michell Tecnoweight, Rega Fono MM
Rega Quattro, Couple 1 & 2
I'd go secondhand - in fact I did. Bought a Project Genie to put a toe back in the vinyl world, thought it was so poor I bought an old used Thorens 160 that walked all over it and cost about the same once I'd bought a new cartridge. Both now sold as I gave up on vinyl again (not for sound quality reasons).
Don't get a turntable posted though, a recipe for disaster.
As well as Vinyl Engine, The Art of Sound forum is full of Technics turntable owners, you can get a lot of info on there.
Creek Evolution 5350 amp - Creek Evolution 2 CDP - Squeezebox Touch -
Epos Elan 30s
Van Damme SC & Epiphany Atratus ICs
Not necessarily so in my experience. I've bought a couple of TT's off the classifieds section on PFM and AOS forums over the years, and in both instances the decks arrived superbly packed, bomb-proof in fact, and in pristine condition. Now Ebay could be a different kettle of fish.
If I had £300 i would be tempted to go for a brand new project carbon, the Ortfon red cartridge itself on that is worth £80
I did go second hand beacuse I was not want to spend a lot in case I didnt take to vinyl,.... got a technics SL1300 for £70 from the local loot paper, it needed slight attention, I had to resolder the phono lead connection as the left channel lost sound, and the 45 speed had issues with speed stability due to a dirty variable pot control , which can be sorted with some electical contact cleaner, but now it works great and sounds good with an AT95E cartridge, The SL1300 , 1500, 1900 etc can be had for a lot less than the SL1200 used, Not sure what the mechanical differnce is but they are apparantly the more domestic varations on the SL1200 so are more likely to not to have been thrashed , and they seem just as heavy and solid and have the same arm and platter, I love mine,
BTW i have taken to vinyl and ended up upgrading to an offboard phono, theSL1300 deck is staying until it dies completely if ever, I reckon i would have to spend many hundreds brand new to better it
going used has its risks, but bargains can be had too, as I found out
I'm delighted with ny second hand Technics SL-7. I bought it + receiver on eBay for £58 and then spent a bit getting it serviced by Richard Fletcher (Vantage HiFi).
Source 1) "Inspired" Manticore Mantra turntable c/w Rega RB 301 arm, Goldring 1042 MM Cartridge, Graham Slee Reflex M phono stage, Graham Slee CuSat 50 interconnect
Source 2) Cyrus CD8 SE CD player
Source 3) iTunes (ALAC), iMac, Devolo Homeplugs, Apple TV3, Toslink, Arcam rDAC
Source 4) Technics SL-7 linear tracking turntable.
Roksan Kandy L3 amp, Spendor A5 speakers.
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