I have been really happy with my Technics SP-15 for years now.
It fits all your requirements, and fitted with the proper arm, can accomodate 16-inch discs.
If you can find a good one used, you will not be disappointed.
> On 7/24/2013 1:54 PM, Tom Diamant wrote:
>> 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