Jump to content

Sign in to follow this  
Michael Jones1553552668

Some interesting turntables on TradeMe...

Recommended Posts

Currently on TradeMe:

 

Luxman PD300. This was a very well regarded turntable in the early 1980s among the audiophiles not infected with the LP12-or-nothing malise. The PD300 was an early example of a vacuum-equipped platter, later seen on SOTA turntables from the USA. Includes a Fidelity Research FR-14 tonearm.

 

 

205491855_full.jpg

Michell Reference Electronic Transcription Turntable. An early turntable from Michell and one of their most famous. I believe it featured in a film in the late 1970s. Includes a Grace G-704 tonearm.

 

 

204610488_full.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That Michell was a Transcriptor TT, made by Michell for a while, I believe.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


I had a transcriptor of the ilk pictured.I was fairly disappointed with-its sound but build quality was good.The arm and platter really needed to be sorted imho.I had it paired with a Shure V15 MK 3.I gave it away eventually.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Don't see how the Lux got the praise that it did.

 

It wasn't that well designed (cheap plinth, complicated double spring suspension, flimsy bearing, ringing platter, problematic vacuum pump - manual a PIA, electric prone to break downs) or particularly well built (chipboard plinth, bell-like platter).

 

To cap it off it didn't sound very good either, not Rega 3 sound quality, let alone Linn LP12 or even old Thorens 125/160.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

paul300b;162400 wrote:
The film was 'A Clockwork Orange' by Stanley Kubrick, made in 1971

 

The table in that movie was a 'Transcriptor Hydraulic Reference'

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

11thNAMR;162430 wrote:
The table in that movie was a 'Transcriptor Hydraulic Reference'

 

True, the Michell however is a licenced copy of the Transcriptors design with different feet and power supply. Horrorshow!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Another one:

 

http://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/home-audio/vintage/auction-447851884.htm

 

This is a very rare Lenco L59 with original tone-arm. Came out in 1960-61 and was one of the first heavy platter Lencos. It's in a fairly pre-loved state but as I can testify will clean up really well.

 

A labour of love for someone!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Jon;162458 wrote:
Another one:

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a very rare Lenco L59 with original tone-arm. Came out in 1960-61 and was one of the first heavy platter Lencos. It's in a fairly pre-loved state but as I can testify will clean up really well.

 

 

 

A labour of love for someone!

 

That would be a lovely little restoration job. Those Lencos have nice classic lines. I'd just hope the motor and drive shaft haven't seen water at some point.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought the early rega prototypes proved the isolated point platters were a bit gimmiky,,'

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Guest

Wow! 1660 for an electronic, non Transcriptor pseudo clockwork orange tt !

Now if it was a Transcriptor, round feet, pre 1973, hydraulic...maybe...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Classifieds Statistics


    Currently Active Ads

    Total Sales (Since 2018)

    Total Sales Value (Last 14 Days)

    Total Ads Value (Since March 2020)
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...