I will suggest Technics SL-1200 MK4 over anything else.

Built-in 3 speed, variable pitch, low wow and flutter.

Unfortunately, it isn't in production line anymore (as well as any of the 
1210), but it is much better than any of those 1210 clones from Esoteric 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tom Diamant" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 7:54 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