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Your final turntable

Discussion in 'audio' started by DavidS, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Colin L

    Colin L pfm Member

    In 42 yrs

    Sansui SR222
    SME 20/3
    Rega 8

    Pondering selling the Rega and most of my vinyl so the Rega is my last TT.
  2. John

    John TDS free

    I’m good with my trusty LP12 and record collection. I have a jig, three Linn MC cartridges in rebuild rotation and know how to maintain and keep it singing.
  3. springer

    springer pfm Member

    A lifetime of Dual and Rega, with associated fiddling, fettling, tweaking and upgrading, and then along came the 1210GR and that was that. The End.
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  4. Dozey

    Dozey Air guitar member

    I am content with my NA Dais, but if I ever wanted to blow £30k on a deck it would be a TechDas.
  5. wylton

    wylton pfm Member

    Why on Earth would you want to do that though? I love record players, but £30K? No!
  6. divedeepdog

    divedeepdog pfm Member

    I've recently got Sony TTS8000, and while in many ways its superior to my regular Garrard's (noise floor, detail, separation ect) it doesn't engage with me in the same way, so I guess my 'end game' will be a CTC Garrard?
  7. varyat

    varyat pfm Member

    Various Rega's started the affliction which eventually led to a high spec LP12, and then another to play around with MC/phono stage options. Some lingering doubts eventually allowed me to trade in one of my LP12's for what I believe will be my final deck- Dohmann Helix 2. Fantastic bit of engineering which actually makes music a joy to listen to....no more lingering doubts :).
  8. Spd

    Spd pfm Member

    Just out of interest what cartridge and phono are you using with your Helix? Although I've not heard one (yet) would definitely be on my final table list.
  9. varyat

    varyat pfm Member

    An Allnic H-7000 was purchased for my Lyra Etna SL on the Schroder CB arm- very flexible and dynamic phono, imo. Last week I slotted in a West Titan Pro just to see what a good SS design would sound like- soundstage shrunk a bit but I am getting a bit more leading edge attack which I enjoy. The Allnic has glorious midrange and a deep bass response. The Whest is a bit more "fun". Still searching for the "perfect" phono.....
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  10. chris@panteg

    chris@panteg pfm Member

    Got another Voyd turntable with an SME V, final turntable? Maybe.
  11. MichaelC

    MichaelC pfm Member

    Quite happy with my Tangerine iteration of the LP12. So, you could say I am there. In the somewhat unlikely event of the Euromillions coming my way I wouldn’t mind having a play with a Techdas.
  12. Hook

    Hook Blackbeard's former bo'sun.

    I have two decks that should see me out: a 1958 TD-124 Mk I with Ortofon RMG-212 tonearm and Royal GM Mk II SPU, and a WT GTA with EMT JSD-6.
  13. echann

    echann pfm Member

    Have been super happy with my "final TT" the Xerxes 20+ with all the trimmings for many years (before that I had an original Xerxes since the mid '80s), but since chatting with Touraj at a show about the benefits of 24 pole motors he has got me thinking........
  14. fiveamp

    fiveamp Active Member

    In just over 40 years:

    Micro Seiki MB10. They made some good and interesting turntables, but the MB10 was not one of them.
    Ariston RD11E. This was in 1979 after the original company went bust. Not bad, but fitting the belt was a challenge until you got used to it.
    Rega Planer 3, one of the first with the straight arm. Nice, kept it for about seven years.
    Gyrodec SE. 20 Years service and probably my final turntable.

    However, around the house are a Thorens TD125, a Garrard 401, and a SME 3009, not doing anything much, so who knows?
  15. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Keep Music Vile

    I have had an Acoustic Signature Challenger for over 10 years now. I expect my son to put it on e bay when I die. Assuming, of course, that western civilisation hasn't completely collapsed by then.
  16. hockman

    hockman pfm Member

    TBH I am surprised by the lack of TT swapping here; most people seem to have been happy with their turntables for a long time.

    I am no different, having lived with my Basis Debut/ARO for the last 15 years with nothing changed except for cartridges and the occasional belt.

    I am very keen on the Technics 1200G as my final TT but unfortunately it is not distributed in my locale. Truth be told I can be very happy with the standard 1200mk2 as my final tt.
  17. wwelly

    wwelly pfm Member

  18. MotelBlues

    MotelBlues pfm Member

    I allowed myself an Orbe on the strict understanding that it would be the last turntable I bought.

    Then I was given a 301.
  19. Foot Tapper

    Foot Tapper Foot Tapper

    It's bad news when Touraj gets you thinking. Look what happened to my Xerxes 20+:

    Best regards, FT
    echann likes this.
  20. Tarzan

    Tarzan pfm Member

    It does.....:)

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