I suggest you personally contact Kevin at KAB:
and see if he can locate you any NOS (new old stock) or mint-condition Technics SL-1200mk5
turntables. I would buy at least two of them. Then have Kevin do his 3-speed mod and I also
recommend his fluid-damping mod. You may want his improved power supply mod, too.
All of those mods, and also the high-grade wires and connectors mod, should come out to about $2k
per turntable (based on current ebay pricing for mint-condition SL-1200's). I don't think you can
touch the performance and flexibility of those systems for anywhere near that money going other
As you probably know, grooved-disc playback can be an endless money pit, with marginal improvements
often costing major dollars.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Diamant" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 1:54 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Turntable Recommendation ?
> The three speed turntable of the Arhoolie Foundation has died and I don't
> know if it's repairable. We're looking for a good replacement.
> Here's what we need.
> 1. Three speed
> 2. Variable pitch
> 3. Sturdy (we use it every day, all day long)
> 4. good specs (low rumble, low wow & flutter)
> 5. Although we have yet to have a use for a turntable that can play 16 inch
> transcriptions, it perhaps might be something we would look at.
> 6. Not insanely expensive!
> I'm sure many of you know more about this than I do, so any recommendation
> would be appreciated.
> Tom Diamant
> Arhoolie foundation