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Old 27th August 2012, 04:52 PM   #1
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I just got a copy of Stereophile magazine and was surprised how much turntables cost. They had one for $150,000. That's a lot of money.
And preamps and tonearms are into 4 digits.
I'd be happy for a BQ-51 these days.
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Old 27th August 2012, 07:48 PM   #2
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yup, I'd rather take audi R8
here is more:
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Old 27th August 2012, 07:49 PM   #3
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Old 28th August 2012, 04:19 PM   #4
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Default A BQ51 is an...

RCA turntable popular in the 60s. It had a 16 inch platter, was rim drive I believe and could start and stop on a dime.
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Old 28th August 2012, 04:53 PM   #5
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Get a Technics SL1200...built like a brick s***house and sounds just fine, maybe $300-$400
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Russco Studio B's are usually pretty cheap, can be modified to improve their performance. Fast starting idler drive, huge main bearing which IMO could be modified to take a ball gearing running on a thrust plate for some reduction in bearing noise. A large heavy is plinth required to soak up the vibration from the large motor.
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Old 28th August 2012, 05:48 PM   #7
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If I saw any one of those turn tables in someone's house I think I would think 'anus!' LOL.
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Old 28th August 2012, 10:42 PM   #8
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Some (OK lots) of photos of good looking turntables:

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Old 28th August 2012, 11:31 PM   #9
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Spend 1 or 2% of that $150k on a wide-body BBC-spec EMT 950 and the rest on a decent house or cars or audio room or whatever.

Doesn't look very flash in the audiophile sense but you won't get a better deck and it includes arm, cartridge and phono pre.
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Old 29th August 2012, 04:38 AM   #10
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Spend 1 or 2% of that $150k on a wide-body BBC-spec EMT 950
How does one get hold of a BBC-spec EMT 950, CD?

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