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Some of the higher end turntables of the late '80s and early '90s are built
like tanks and are quite inexpensive. I'm partial to Denon, particularly the
DP-62L/DP-59L. The only downside is a lack of 78 RPM capability (some models
do have it). If you want fully auto operation, Dual currently makes a fully
auto 'table called the CS-455 but reportedly the sound is lacklustre. It
does 78 RPM and the cartridge has a 78RPM stylus available. As for the
Sirius III... I need to pay off the Gulfstream V first.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Karl Miller
> Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2005 10:30 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] turntable recommendations
>
> On Tue, 14 Jun 2005, James Lindner wrote:
>
> > I am sort of looking for "consumer" type stuff - i.e. I
> don't want to
> > take out a mortgage to buy this
>
> And speaking of taking out a mortgage...has anyone seen
> and/or tried the Sirius III...cost $73,750  cartridge not included...
>
> If you are looking for a good turntable at a good price...you
> can do what I do...check second hand shops...
>
> Kurt Nauck sells a fine table, with cartridge for $285. It
> looks like a modified Technics. The Technics SL-1200 MK2
> sells for around $525, the Technics SLBD20D is about $175.
>
> You can also do some comparison shopping at the
> Needledoctor...there is a Stanton for $99.
>
> Karl
>