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Anyone know anything about this TT?

It belongs to my neighbour. He's had it for 40 years and doesn't use it. It works but hums and he's wondering whether to fix it or pass on to someone who might use it.

Seems like a well made TT. Is it worth anything?

Cart is in good nick i think and looks like an Audio-Technica AT 91 






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My understanding is that this belt-drive is quite a reasonable turntable.  Not at the high-end of the Technics range, but certainly above the cheap+nasty consumer level.  Would certainly be worth cleaning up and repairing.  The hum could be a dislodged earth wire that needs to be soldered back in place. It would be a very competent turntable correctly set up, that could give someone much pleasure. 

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My father bought an SL-23 new in about 1977. He still has it and it's going strong.


From memory it was a mid-level TT at the time he bought it.

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Agree with all the above posters. Great sounding turntable for the money and cart-changing options too. 

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