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Old 23rd December 2002, 11:24 PM   #11
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"Iíve this Technics SL1700 since it was new and was always very happy with its performance."

I have the same TT fitted with a Shure V-15 that I got for $10 at a garage sale, and as Rodd says it is a very fine TT.
The base is a heavy diecasting which is good for sonics.
Any TT is microphonic - I put a telephone book on top of mine when playing loud.
I have other turntable to choose from, but this one works nicely and sounds fine.


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Old 24th December 2002, 12:53 AM   #12
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Aren't the Grado's moving iron cartridges?

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Yes, youíre correct. I remember when I got my first Grado how it made me stop and think whether I wanted to try the then, new technology. The listening and the high level output convinced me (more output then the MC type).

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Old 24th December 2002, 01:06 AM   #13
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"Iíve this Technics SL1700 since it was new and was always very happy with its performance."

I have the same TT fitted with a Shure V-15 that I got for $10 at a garage sale, and as Rodd says it is a very fine TT.
The base is a heavy diecasting which is good for sonics.
Any TT is microphonic - I put a telephone book on top of mine when playing loud.
I have other turntable to choose from, but this one works nicely and sounds fine.


Eric.
Eric,

The Shure V15 was an excellent under $200 cartridge that was snubbed by the high-end guys. I think they thought it was too mainstream to be considered ďHigh-EndĒ.

I used to keep a wool blanket to cover my TT when I turned up the volume.

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Old 24th December 2002, 01:15 AM   #14
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Default SURE SHURE.

Hi,

"Back to the future"?

There are Shure V15s and there are Shure V15s...for me the glory of Sheue cartridges ended with the type III.

The III still had the "magic" and was indeed heavily modded by high-end magicians.

My favourite (not knowing the Grado) were the Stantons (another MI) and the modded Deccas.

Between you and me any Thorens TT will beat a Dual hands down..the Technics (some of them) are OK if you're not sensitiive to the cogging of the DD drive.

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Old 24th December 2002, 01:21 AM   #15
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marantz tt2000 for $30CND and a sony ps4300 $40CND
Both direct drives, stay away. In almost every case, the low end Japanese belt-drive tables handily out performed their more expensive direct drive brethern. And carefully selected European, Canadian, and US tables ate even the most expensive DDs* for breakfast (we always had a big Denon and Technics around to destroy with our budget belt-drives). *(the one exception is probably the fake marble Kenwood that came with no arm -- it wasn't too bad).

An old AR (with a new arm or Nelson's slot-car bearing mod on the stock one), a Conniseuer, an ERA, Regas, Thorens TD145/150/160/165/124, and any number of obscure belt-drive TTs are worth looking at. (the local hifi store has a TD145? for $125 CAD)

The Dual mentioned, i am not much a fan of -- a late '70s generic CEC (Japanese) belt-drive (ie Pioneer PL512) will outperform it. I have one of these out in the shed, i'll probably steal the arm of it and use it elsewhere.

Whatever TT you get, getting it properly aligned & set-up can make a budget TT outperform a nominally better one that is not.

As far as carts go, i figure you can't much go wrong with a Grado. The Shures i never really liked.

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Old 24th December 2002, 02:14 AM   #16
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Anyone want a used Technics TT? It's really not worth owning. I think I might keep the cartridge though.

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Old 24th December 2002, 02:18 AM   #17
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Hi,

Are you moving iron,Rodd?

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Old 24th December 2002, 02:23 AM   #18
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Anyone want a used Technics TT? It's really not worth owning. I think I might keep the cartridge though.

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Rodd, don't take it so personally.
You are after all in good company.

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Old 24th December 2002, 02:29 AM   #19
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I'll get over it Eric, as I'm sure you will. I just felt like I got Diced.

Although, you wouldn't anything about that would you Frank.

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Old 24th December 2002, 02:36 AM   #20
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Default DON'T YOU DARE REMIND ME!!

Hi there,

You SOB's!!!

ROTFLMAO!

Pleading innocent,your honour...

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