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Re: New turntable/speakers
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2011, 11:42:26 AM »
I think everyone knows my love for my Technics 1200, i've posted it multiple times so i dont need to say how great of a table it is. Audiophile sure it's not, but  high quality and will last forever, yes.

Buuuuuut, if its your 1st turntable and $$$ may be an issue, why blow your wad asking "audiophile" types what to be? Next thing you know your in for $500+. Fuck it man, its your first turntable, look on craigslist. There are always people selling tables. You can get a decent Dual or even a used technics for $500 with a cartridge. OR, buy a shitbox table like a Best Buy Sony for $90 just to get started.

Basically, my advice is just get a good started table and save your money TO BUY RECORDS!!!! Who wants to have a sick system and your bargain bin scratchy copy of Frampton Comes Alive to play it on?

I agree, unless you want to DJ you don't really need a 1200.

Pick up a Technics DL or Pioneer direct drive turntable that's in good shape at Goodwill for $50 or so and you'll be set. 

Yes, when you are ready to buy speakers I will guru your shit!   :mrgreen:
Seems like solid advice, thanks to all of you for your input. Also, I'm definitely down to let you guru my system. We'll need to talk a little more in-depth to kind of figure out what I need once I get a little scratch put back, but should be in the near future.

I just wanted to jump in hear and say that you should just send the records to me, stick with flac and buy speakers from Hicks.

that is all.
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Re: New turntable/speakers
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2011, 11:42:30 AM »
Technics SL1200MK2 - actually this retails for $800ish now, they had a recent price jump. still the best deck <$1000 IMO.
Pro-Ject Debut III or Rega RP1 - starter tables which include a prealigned cartridge, $300-$450 range. people seem to like these, though they might have pitch or noise issues you may or may not notice. all you need if you get one of these is a phono stage.

the best value is to do some research and buy a used vintage deck. if you go this route you'll probably have to get a new cart and align it, which will introduce you to a world of frustration and anger.
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Re: New turntable/speakers
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2011, 12:22:22 PM »
Thanks to all of you again. I found a used Fisher MT-6225 pretty close to me for $40. The link is below, and it looks like pretty decent shape for a vintage deck. I'll probably end up going with this for now.
EDIT: Here's the link: http://desmoines.craigslist.org/ele/2144742355.html
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Re: New turntable/speakers
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2011, 12:34:18 PM »
Thanks to all of you again. I found a used Fisher MT-6225 pretty close to me for $40. The link is below, and it looks like pretty decent shape for a vintage deck. I'll probably end up going with this for now.
EDIT: Here's the link: http://desmoines.craigslist.org/ele/2144742355.html

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Re: New turntable/speakers
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2011, 12:38:33 PM »
Thanks to all of you again. I found a used Fisher MT-6225 pretty close to me for $40. The link is below, and it looks like pretty decent shape for a vintage deck. I'll probably end up going with this for now.
EDIT: Here's the link: http://desmoines.craigslist.org/ele/2144742355.html

Do it, that AT cartridge looks like it's in nice shape and that's worth almost $40 right there.

ETA, assuming that's the actual TT you will get.
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Re: New turntable/speakers
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2011, 12:39:34 PM »
Thanks to all of you again. I found a used Fisher MT-6225 pretty close to me for $40. The link is below, and it looks like pretty decent shape for a vintage deck. I'll probably end up going with this for now.
EDIT: Here's the link: http://desmoines.craigslist.org/ele/2144742355.html

I think that guy lives at an Olan Mills Studio!


I have literally been laughing out loud for the past 2 minutes. So right.
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Re: New turntable/speakers
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2011, 12:41:41 PM »
Thanks to all of you again. I found a used Fisher MT-6225 pretty close to me for $40. The link is below, and it looks like pretty decent shape for a vintage deck. I'll probably end up going with this for now.
EDIT: Here's the link: http://desmoines.craigslist.org/ele/2144742355.html

I think that guy lives at an Olan Mills Studio!


I have literally been laughing out loud for the past 2 minutes. So right.

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I'd be careful when you go to pick it up.   :-D

In all seriousness, congrats on the new purchase!
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Re: New turntable/speakers
« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2011, 12:42:46 PM »
Thanks to all of you again. I found a used Fisher MT-6225 pretty close to me for $40. The link is below, and it looks like pretty decent shape for a vintage deck. I'll probably end up going with this for now.
EDIT: Here's the link: http://desmoines.craigslist.org/ele/2144742355.html

Do it, that AT cartridge looks like it's in nice shape and that's worth almost $40 right there.

ETA, assuming that's the actual TT you will get.
Word, I'm all over it. Just emailed the guy and told him I'd take it. Should be picking up this evening!
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Re: New turntable/speakers
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2011, 12:58:15 PM »
"I have a friend coming from Ames tonight to look at it, on the off hand chance he doesn’t buy it, there is one other person in front of you, I'll let you know if it doesn’t go to either one of them."
After I emailed him and asked if it was still for sale! What a fuck.
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Re: New turntable/speakers
« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2011, 12:32:23 PM »
This is a very informative thread! It inspired me to hit craigslist and I'm now second in line to buy a Dual 1214 for $25, that went, in working order, into storage 20 years ago. This seems like a good deal from what I've been able to pick up here and skimming over at audiokarma.
So, If I might ask, is there anything I should know about this model? The low entry price makes it less than critical but any advice would be appreciated. Also, would I need a preamp to run this satisfactorily through an early nineties Onkyo component amp?
I've got my old vinyl collection waiting, but I'm just getting started in the realm of playback, looks like a steep, slippery slope.  :evil:
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Re: New turntable/speakers
« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2011, 12:37:13 PM »
"I have a friend coming from Ames tonight to look at it, on the off hand chance he doesn’t buy it, there is one other person in front of you, I'll let you know if it doesn’t go to either one of them."
After I emailed him and asked if it was still for sale! What a fuck.
Did you ever end up getting that table dude?
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Re: New turntable/speakers
« Reply #26 on: May 06, 2011, 12:38:41 PM »
This is a very informative thread! It inspired me to hit craigslist and I'm now second in line to buy a Dual 1214 for $25, that went, in working order, into storage 20 years ago. This seems like a good deal from what I've been able to pick up here and skimming over at audiokarma.
So, If I might ask, is there anything I should know about this model? The low entry price makes it less than critical but any advice would be appreciated. Also, would I need a preamp to run this satisfactorily through an early nineties Onkyo component amp?
I've got my old vinyl collection waiting, but I'm just getting started in the realm of playback, looks like a steep, slippery slope.  :evil:

While the 1214 is on the lower end of the Dual line, it will do a great job for you provided it has a decent cartridge.  I have a 1219 and love it.  You shouldn't need a pre-amp to run it through the Onkyo.  Good luck!

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Re: New turntable/speakers
« Reply #27 on: May 06, 2011, 12:46:33 PM »

I have a 1219 too.  Love it.

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Re: New turntable/speakers
« Reply #28 on: May 06, 2011, 03:09:02 PM »
Thanks! Here's hoping for the first caller flaking!
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Re: New turntable/speakers
« Reply #29 on: May 08, 2011, 11:00:46 AM »
"I have a friend coming from Ames tonight to look at it, on the off hand chance he doesn’t buy it, there is one other person in front of you, I'll let you know if it doesn’t go to either one of them."
After I emailed him and asked if it was still for sale! What a fuck.
Did you ever end up getting that table dude?
Nope, he ended up selling it to the first guy I guess. Money got a little tight, so I kind of put this on the back burner even though I didn't want to. By a weird turn of events, over Easter a friend of mine who is moving to China offered to give me her current table. Pretty sweet even though I have no idea what type of table it is. We'll see.
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