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Old 11th February 2010, 07:52 PM   #1
ksporry is offline ksporry  China
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Default Micro Seiki BL-10X and MA-500 tone arm

Hi guys,

could someone tell me a bit about the Micro Seiko turntables? Are they any good? What can they be compared with sound wise?
How about the arm?
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Old 11th February 2010, 11:32 PM   #2
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Im sure its ok, if not worn
Seem like one of their older midpriced model
It plays music, nothing fancy

But their best are pretty heavy stuff
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Old 28th February 2016, 08:24 AM   #3
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Does anybody know how to fix the autolift since it only works seldom, about one in ten attempts?
My tonarm is the straight pipe one
I can say this turntable performs incredibly well since with the same Supex 900 cartridge i cannot hear any difference from my Linn LP12 with Ekos arm!

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Old 1st March 2016, 06:27 PM   #4
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Hi guys,

could someone tell me a bit about the Micro Seiko turntables? Are they any good? What can they be compared with sound wise?
How about the arm?
Micro/Micro Seiki made many models. Some so-so and many outstanding with exemplary engineering, styling and finish.

I still own two - a BL-51 and a rarish MR-711 direct drive deck. Even the first MS I owned (an MB-18 auto lift) was a beautiful turntable which never gave a second's worth of trouble.

In addition to the turntables, their matching tonearms were beautifully engineered - particularly the CF arms and more expensive models.

Besides my Garrards, Micro Seiki are my favourite decks.

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Old 1st March 2016, 08:33 PM   #5
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Does anybody know how to fix the autolift since it only works seldom, about one in ten attempts?
My tonarm is the straight pipe one
I can say this turntable performs incredibly well since with the same Supex 900 cartridge i cannot hear any difference from my Linn LP12 with Ekos arm!
I didn't say it was a BL-10X! I hope this helps getting some tips to fix the autolift issue!
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Old 1st March 2016, 10:05 PM   #6
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I didn't say it was a BL-10X! I hope this helps getting some tips to fix the autolift issue!
So what is the model number then? Have you checked vinylengine.com for the service manual?
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Old 2nd March 2016, 08:03 AM   #7
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I already tried to get the service manual of the BL-10X on vinylengine but there is only the "operating manual" available and it's useless for the autolift issue...?
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