Technics SL-23

Technics introduced the SL-23 turntable around 1976 as one of their entry level models. It is a belt drive, semi-automatic table with a sophisticated, minimalist look. It performs very well for an entry level turntable …

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Sony PS-2400

This Sony PS-2400 turntable is a pretty rare find. It’s a belt drive, servo-controlled unit and has two speeds: 45 and 33. Sony introduced it in 1971. In Japan it was called the TTS-2400 and …

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Pioneer PL-71

In 1974 the Pioneer PL-71 hit the market at a retail price of roughly $300. It’s a fully manual turntable and was Pioneer’s top-of-the-line at the time. It’s a beautiful and elegantly designed turntable with …

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Marantz SLT 12

This interesting turntable is the Marantz SLT-12. It was introduced in 1963 at a time when Saul Marantz and Sidney Smith were still with the company. It retailed for roughly $295.00. At the time, Marantz …

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Pioneer PL-514

This two speed, belt drive Pioneer PL-514 turntable was introduced in 1977 and retailed for about $99. It had minimal features and was marketed more toward the budget conscious buyer. Still, it is a good …

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Kenwood KD-5070

This unique turntable is the Kenwood KD-5070. It hit the market in 1978 and retailed for about $285.00. As you can see the plinth, or cabinet as Kenwood calls it, is a little different and …

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Thorens TD-135

Thorens are some of the most coveted turntables out there. The TD-124 probably being the most popular of them all and prices reflect that fact. If you don’t have the budget for a TD-124 then …

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Technics SL-235

This Technics SL-235 is a belt drive turntable that was near the lower end of Technics product line in 1978-1979. It retailed for around $180.00. While not a high end turntable it is fully automatic …

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Sansui P-L95R

OK, I’ll just come out and say it. This Sansui P-L95R is ugly. But, it’s now a vintage turntable and was made from 1985 to 1987 which, if you were listening to music at that …

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Yamaha YP-701

The Yamaha YP-701 is a beautiful turntable. Pretty much all of Yamaha’s YP line is clean and sophisticated looking. The YP-701 with it’s wood grain plinth, smooth metal base and countersunk platter is maybe the …

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