looks better than the prototype though!
the Vintage Turntable ThreadStarted 3 years ago by OceanMan / toggle topic info
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That technics looks.sweet to.me
I like utilitarian looking things (my bikes are this).
Thumbs up from me.
i thought i was the Grumpy Old Man in here...?
You know there's gotta be at least two of our kind around...
saw a thing today saying these will be upwards of $4000?!? that can't be right.
please, tell me that can't be right.
My guess is the $4000 pricetag might be for those first 1200 numbered decks?
Regular retail pricing should be slightly more affordable, but make no mistake - it'll still be pricey. Panasonic/Technics are well aware there's a demand for these decks and they'll charge accordingly.
If you're just looking for a pair of proper DJ decks I'd advise checking out other brands and/or looking for a pair of used/refurbished 1200s/1210s.
my recent score is a Technics SL-1700 (mark 1)... so beautiful.
damn thing is built like a tank... over 20 lbs. under the hood, i think it is essentially a 1200, but with auto-return/shutoff.
i love it. i got it from that diggers paradise i was telling you about in the 'old wax' thread.
my digging buddy and i are actually headed back in there for the day tomorrow. hell yeah.
I had one of these as my first turntable when I started djing as a kid, it was from the old family hi fi and was solid as a rock
oh man, do i ever loves me my 1700.
my daily TT and still going strong.
been searching for another ever since, but have come up empty.
(actually found one for sale in Ontario, but dude won't ship it)
i've been looking for a pair of old 1200s for years now, but around here they get snatched up in a heartbeat. i also don't live in the city (any city) so i'm really just not around enough to catch them when they rarely do come up.
i have a pair of crappy Numark decks that i could use, but they need new carts + stylii and i hate to throw good $ after bad, even though i got those Numark decks for free, practically (they came free along with a mixer i bought from parents who were punishing their kid by taking away his DJ stuff... i LOL'd, yeah, i'm a horrible person)
OceanMan. Loving the above. Graet post. Making me want to get home & get on the decks
Saw a Technic SL-1900 in a record store today for $200. Looked like it was in good condition and the store is definitely trustworthy. Shouldn't really be spending any money at the moment but don't want to pass up on a good deal, if in fact it is one.
You guys know a lot more about this stuff than I do, what do you think?
The direct drive motor in the 1900 is supposed to be solid, but I've heard the model frequently suffers from issues with the tonearm lift..?
In any case, DLT, be sure to familiarize yourself with the pros and cons of the player before you take a punt - i.e. see what google spits out in the way of user reviews on forums etc. and learn what (similar) decks in good working order go for on ebay/craigslist. Anyway, that's my 2 cents for the moment...
Yeah, I'd been trying to look up info but there's not much out there about the 1900 specifically. That's good to know about the motor, and I did see something about the tone arm problem. I was also a little worried because the 1900 has a lot of what I would think are unnecessary extras (like a multi-repeat function), which just makes for more things that can go wrong with it.
good thing about those old Technics is that you can actually take em apart and fix them yourself if you're somewhat 'technic'ally inclined.
(the service manual can be found here.
$200? i'd jump on that sh!t like white on rice.
a working one here for that price would be an instant purchase for me, but i am a pretty big Technics fan.
You also live way out in the boondocks/cold northern wilderness though, don't you..?
I remember you complainin' aboat how difficult it was to get your hands on certain stuff anyway, plus your mail ordered records tend to take ages to arrive...
(I'm pulling your leg obviously.)
yo OceanMan - you got a link for 1200s? I think I got a loose connection in my tonearm!!
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