Pioneer PL-530

The Pioneer PL-530 was offered from about 1976-1978. It was also known as the PL-A500s in Japan and the PL-530x in the U.S. which had a dark gray/black plinth as opposed to the wood plinth …

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Marantz 6100

The Marantz 6100 has that standard Marantz design from the 70s. Some love it. Some hate it. It’s basically an entry level turntable but it’s still pretty good. It features a belt drive, hydraulically damped …

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Realistic Lab-400

Realistic was a brand sold by Radio Shack that many people tend to consider cheap and lacking in quality. But, that is not always the case. Realistic, which was a division of Tandy, contracted out …

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Oracle Delphi

If you want function and aesthetics at the high end then the Oracle Delphi turntable is for you. The first version was produced around 1979 with the Oracle Delphi MK 1 version shown above being …

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Technics SL-1600

Technics was a major player in the turntable market for many many years. This Technics SL-1600 was one of their offerings from 1977-1978 (though I have seen earlier dates mentioned) and is a Servo Controlled …

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Pioneer PL-630

Pioneer made some good turntables during the vinyl heyday and this is one of their better ones. The Pioneer PL-630, produced in 1978 and 1979, is an excellent turntable. It is a quartz locked direct-drive …

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