its a beaut, i was eyeing up one of these last year, it was a similar amount of money to that but it wasn't in such great condition or boxed. if you've got the moolah to spare i'd say go for it
These vintage TT's can be a real dilemma. I'd say try to find out more about when this was last regularly used, it's history, etc. If this seller is the original owner. How much they know about things related to this, period! (I see that the seller does have 100% feedback so they are doing something right!). Who originally set up cartridge, how old the stylus (needle) is & it's condition, etc. Unless you know for sure the condition of the stylus is excellent, I'd replace it at the very least rather than risk doing permanent damage to your records. (.. since TTs have made a comeback of sorts, you'd be able to find a new cartridge with minimal hassle.) But set-up can be difficult on a linear tracking TT like this since it's different. Hopefully the manual goods into this thoroughly.IIRC you can use a MM or a MC with this TT..
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Oh, hell yeah...ever since I moved to Denver in Dec 2017 my life has been one interesting adventure...(it was also when I moved to Madrid in Jan 1991 but that's another Millennia!!!)Sounds like another exciting adventure for the Kap'n, I've read they can be great when set up and operating properly, but also a little finicky (technical term.)
and please keep us apprised of how you like it once you've got it all figured outOh, hell yeah...ever since I moved to Denver in Dec 2017 my life has been one interesting adventure...(it was also when I moved to Madrid in Jan 1991 but that's another Millennia!!!)
yes, LPs are akin to a fickle woman lover, you have to give them a LOT OF LOVE...but there ain't anything in this life that gives you back that love... I LOVE WOMEN, especially MY WOMAN...love them unconditionally...Good luck kap'n ! I also love Linear's and ran a Harman Kardon ST-8 for 20+ years without issue. Rebelted it and gave it a complete tune-up before I ripped my lifetime of LP's to 16/44 flacs and then sold out of everything vinyl related. A beautiful TT that I still sometimes miss but have no interest in putting up with all the problems of LP use.
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