Any Gassers Loking For A Cheap Or Second Turntable

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Baumli

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« Reply #20 on: 20 Mar 2017, 05:20 pm »
Thank you for the tip. So it was being called Hi-Fi back then? Is this the same as "high end"? I'm not sure. I've already ordered a used copy of the magazine. Meanwhile, I am still hoping to get a worthy definition of "vintage high end audio." That would turn the heads of all those now defunct (literally) JBL engineers!

Thank you for your historical delving!

Francis Baumli

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Re: Any Gassers Loking For A Cheap Or Second Turntable
« Reply #21 on: 20 Mar 2017, 08:42 pm »
This TT does not come with a dust cover and the reviews are so-so.

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dcbingaman

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« Reply #23 on: Yesterday at 05:23 am »
Francis - I love the stories !  Made my evening end on a humorous note.  I was born in 1955, but being precocious, I heard all the high end stuff you did and became obsessed.  Life changed when I heard an LP-12 turntable for the first time at Jeff's old store in Webster Groves.

For the record, I HAD four turntables up to New Year's Eve when I decided this was madness and I carted to littlest one (a working Beogram 3000 with an SP-12A cartridge) to Goodwill to get a tax deduction.  The simple truth is, a man can only listen to one TT at a time.

I have a Denon DP-75 with a Mission Mechanic tonearm and a Clearaudio Maestro MM and it sounds magnificent, BUT, I listen to it once a month at most.  (The VPI and the SOTA get most of the vinyl airtime, but even they rarely displace the Sonos streamer.).

Still - to provide motivation for your journey - the Denon has the best bass I've heard from a TT.  If you can fix the one you found, go for it.  As for the arm, the Jelco's really aren't too bad and they are a good buy.  I think this combo could give your "classic" Thorens some competition !

Cheers, Binger

dcbingaman


charmerci

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« Reply #25 on: Today at 12:56 am »
Gosh - memories!   :thumb:   I think the D75 was my first TT with Denon tonearm... so long ago. I think I bought a DP2000 and then my brother bought an SME III arm.

daves

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Re: Any Gassers Loking For A Cheap Or Second Turntable
« Reply #26 on: Today at 01:45 am »
I would wage the seminal high fidelity event was RCA being awarded a technical achievement Academy Award for development of the Shearer horn speakers system in the mid 1930s. Most everything JBL, Altec, Stephens, and Klipsch grew out of this iconic moment.
Here is a good little bio...  http://nutshellhifi.com/library/tinyhistory1.html