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  1. Never thought I’d start a sentence with “cheap, handsome man...” Sounds like me, come to think of it. 🧐


    I’d like an old (70s - early 90s) amp for the mancave. Will be using it only for streaming duties into bookshelf speakers. 


    Here’s the ideal parameters:


    $300 max

    Bouncy needles

    Glowy bulbs

    Somewhat acceptable sound


    Bonus points:

    Black colour


    Imagine if you were the set dresser for some Nick Hornby movie about Hugh Grant working in a Chelsea record shop in the late 80s or something 😂 


    What do do you suggest??


    Also, if you’re selling one of these things in Sydney - I’m interested! 

  2. So I feel like some of the later Krix speaker designations have lost their flair for imaginative (butchered) spelling according to their “-ix” suffix convention.


    I herewith propose some offerings if my own. (Why don’t you join me?)







    What can you come up with? :)

  3. On 31/07/2019 at 9:30 PM, Grizzly said:

    There were plenty of quality decks in the 80s that had an auto lift and shut off at the end of a side. Something like a Pioneer PL30L would do the job and sound quite good.

    Alternatively find a well maintained Dual 1219 or 1019. Fantastic units, they will need a higher compliance cartridge though.

    Thank you for your suggestions. I’ll research those units. 

  4. 4 hours ago, SkipEsquire said:

    Just buy her an ATLP60 or other cheap turntable for her beyonce records and enjoy your Technics to yourself without undue stylus wear.

    Alternatively preach to her the virtues of portable music on smartphones through earbuds and put he beyonce LPs into picture frames. 👌

    Cheeky! 😃


    Im trying to support her desire to appreciate the medium!

  5. 2 hours ago, was_a said:

    Sure... It's just that a direct-drive like the Technics spoils you for pitch stability, dynamics and reliability. You really need to spend money to equal these attributes when moving to a belt driven model - which is preferable of course when done well. I'm sorry, but the suggestions I've seen so far would disappoint.




    Yes agreed. 

  6. 2 hours ago, was_a said:

    Not sure going to the cheapish (relatively!) belt-driven Denon will be an upgrade... In fact, if you get a decent plinth made for the Technics (and that dust-cover that you're after!) you'll have an excellent turntable.


    Upgrades for Technics

    Thanks for the link. Very interesting reading, but if I understand correctly, the upshot is that U$2000 of TT and mods later, the result still doesn't match an out of the box $2000 TT, but satisfied the writer's itch to research and modify. I am already stretched with other 'tuner' projects and was hoping for an easy fix, but thanks again for the interesting read.

  7. Hello folks


    I’m trying to find a turntable that matches my specific desires up to say $1000 used. 


    I know this sounds odd but I’m not strictly an audiophile. Most “good” equipment sounds good enough to my ears, so I’m looking for something that has the features and looks I’m after and I had no problem finding amps and speakers I like, but I can’t find turntables with those features. 


    My my current setup is a Technics SL-1200 mk II which I bought used but mint for $550, a Yamaha A-S1000 (used $350) and Krix Lyrix (used $700).


    I love the SL for its tank like build quality, quartz controlled speeds, and what I consider good looks. The thing that kills it is the lack of auto return. My missus wants to play her Beyoncé albums once in a while and I come home to the sound of the stylus grinding the runout groove for hours... I could buy a lifter but the ones I’ve seen look a bit fiddly and I’ve heard they aren’t reliable (comments welcome). 


    I like decks that have solid and classic looks and feel about them. I would’t consider anything that looks like a spaceship, Perspex, etc. I can’t afford a Linn. I don’t want to adjust the speeds every time I switch 7/12” or anything esoteric, just a solid, classic, semi auto deck with solid feel. 


    Please let me know your suggestions. 


    Thank you! 





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