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Old 27th July 2007, 01:12 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Marintz 6110

What is good about this turntable?

What mods are available?

Is it worth the effort?

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Old 28th July 2007, 03:55 PM   #2
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I have one I picked up on ebay couple months ago. I felt the motor was too noisy. Lacks much ability to be tinkered with due to the line voltage ac motor. However, it is fine as a beginner unit IMO. Mine has a Grado Black cartridge. How noisy is the motor in yours? Mine also required considerably cleaning and relubricating to get rid of old grease that had turned to wax. I used (teflon based) Tri_Flow available at the local hdwe store. I also upgraded the feet to brass spikes.
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Old 28th July 2007, 07:47 PM   #3
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well its been in my basement for about 10 years so i don't know
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Old 29th July 2007, 12:58 AM   #4
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Well, bring it up and give it a try< what's the worst that can happen?
The thing is, it is probably is not going to give vinyl a great audition that will move you to forgo CD's, but depending on the quality of the rest of your system, it may heighten your interest. (for example, what do you have for a phone stage?
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Old 29th July 2007, 01:04 AM   #5
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well i have no equipment what so ever

im thinking about getting a ps1 for a cd and to play games (what do u expect im a teen)

a 5.1 receiver

a k-502 tube amp for the tt

speakers HATT Mk2's for the front

i have BW something or others for the rear
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Old 29th July 2007, 01:09 AM   #6
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Does either the aforementioned amps have a phone input? (which means it will have an RIAA equalized pre-amp that is needed in order to get the proper frequency response) Line level outputs from digital devices such as DVD/CD decks do not use this type of pre-amp, just line in, as you probably have figured out. Inexpensive phono-preamps can be found on ebay, or at yard sales or perhaps a local thrift shop or used audio equip dealer.
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Old 29th July 2007, 01:20 AM   #7
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I see that the K-502 is an inexpensive stereo tube amp kit. As such, it needs a phono pre-amp. Depending on your choice of a 5.1 amp, it may have a built in phono stage. Alternatively, depending on your budget, you might find a good quality stereo amp used having everything you need for a 2-channel system, you could run a subwoofer with built in amp, that will make it a "2.1" system.

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Old 29th July 2007, 01:50 AM   #8
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yes for the first post it does have a phono input and i want 5.1 because i also want to watch movies with surround sound
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Old 29th July 2007, 02:08 AM   #9
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"yes for the first post"....
The 5.1 or the tube amp has phono stage? The kit tube amp is basically designed for being fed directly from a 2 channel device with "flat" frequency input. Not RIAA phono equalization. Or do you already have a 5.1 rcvr with phono in?
Sorry for my lack of clarity here.
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the 5.1 has the phono input

is there some books i can read to learn about the terms and such
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