Technics SL-D2

The Technics SL-D2 turntable is very common and is a great table for those just starting to explore the vinyl universe. It is semi-automatic and features both auto-return and auto-stop. It’s also a direct drive …

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Denon DP-62L

I think most would agree that the Denon DP-62L is a beautiful turntable. But, does it’s performance match its looks? Well, it hit the market in the early 1980’s and had to compete with the …

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Pioneer PL-518

The Pioneer PL-518 is a fairly common turntable but is still in pretty high demand today.  It’s a two speed, DC Servo, direct drive turntable that incorporates an S shaped tonearm. It is not a …

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Sansui SR-212

This is the Sansui SR-212 which was offered by Sansui around 1974. It has the typical Sansui styling of the time with a nice wood base, smoked plastic dustcover and Sansui logo at the front …

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Technics SL-Q300

Technics produced a ton of turntables during the 1970’s and 1980’s. Here is one of their offerings – the Technics SL-Q300. It’s a fairly run of the mill turntable with a few basic features. It …

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Acoustic Research XA

If you’re a fan of minimalist yet elegant design then you’ll probably appreciate the Acoustic Research AR XA turntable. This turntable should definitely have a place in the turntable hall of fame due to its …

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Philips 312

While the Philips 312 turntable was not considered “high end” in its day it was, and is, a very good entry level TT. Not only that, but it is built well and looks fantastic. It …

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Lenco L76 S

This is the Lenco L76 S turntable. Lenco is a Swiss company but this particular turntable was manufactured in Italy. In fact all Lenco turntables were made in Switzerland up until around 1970 after which …

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Pioneer PL-55X

This Pioneer PL-55X turntable was one of Pioneer’s offerings in the mid 70’s. It’s a very nice looking table though, as wood plinths go, I like the Dual CS-5000 the best. It is a direct …

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Empire 398

Empire began producing turntables in the early 60’s and over a span of almost 20 years produced roughly 6 main models the 208, 298, 398, 498, 598 and 698. Here we have the Empire 398 …

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