Not to beat the issue, but I own one of KAB'a modified 1200's and have had it for going on 10 years. It's worth the extra coin. No question.
--- On Tue, 7/8/08, Jim Sam <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> From: Jim Sam <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Turntable
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Tuesday, July 8, 2008, 7:20 PM
> I'd also like to put in a good word for KAB. He makes
> great stuff
> and is terrific to deal with. It's slightly out of
> your range, but
> it's worth it.
> At 04:00 PM 7/8/2008, you wrote:
> >Hi Paul:
> >If you can go slightly but not much higher, I _highly_
> recommend the
> >KAB-modified Technics 1200:
> >Kevin (KAB) is the man! He does great work and you call
> up you get
> >him and deal with him directly. If you can stretch the
> wallet, get
> >the fluid damping.
> >The nice thing about one of these tables is that it
> does all three
> >speeds well, you have a standard headshell and it's
> very easy to
> >align a cartridge with the included alignment tool, and
> the speed
> >accuracy is legendary. Plus, with your 78's,
> there's a
> >pitch-varience that I think covers most of the odd
> "78"-ish speeds.
> >One man's opinions, etc. I have one of these tables
> and like it very much.
> >-- Tom Fine
> >----- Original Message ----- From: "Mahern, Paul
> ><[log in to unmask]>
> >To: <[log in to unmask]>
> >Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2008 4:52 PM
> >Subject: [ARSCLIST] Turntable
> >Hello Everyone,
> >I am looking for a new turntable for home use. Does
> anyone have
> >recommendations? I can spend about $500.00 - needs to
> play at 78 rpm.
> >Thanks - Paul Mahern