Luxman PD-171A Turntable Set-Up & Installation

I've just finished assisting with an on-site installation, my job - to commission and set-up a Luxman PD-171A turntable, with Ortofon Cadenza Black cartridge in a Luxman super-system. My friend previously owned Douglas Hi-Fi, one of the last few proper hi-fi stores in Perth. Douglas Hi-Fi supplied some elements of…

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Sonab 85S Belt-Drive Turntable Service

I've just serviced a Sonab 85S belt-drive turntable. The Sonab 85S is an unusual belt-drive deck and very solidly built. This one should give many years more good service, after a major service. The Sonab 85S is a high-quality 2-speed, belt-drive turntable with integral tonearm. It came with a moving-magnet…

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Technics SL-23 Belt-Drive Turntable Service & Review

The Technics SL-23 is an affordable and very loveable belt-drive turntable from the late '70s. I highly recommend the SL-23 for those looking for their first proper turntable. Technics is perhaps best known for the SL-1200 series of direct-drive turntables and the lovely SL-10 linear tracker. They actually manufactured a…

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Dual 601 Belt-Drive Turntable Service

I've just had a classic Dual 601 belt-drive turntable on my bench, in for a major service and it's almost as good as new. This particular Dual 601 needed recommissioning after an extended period of more than ten years in storage. The automatic tonearm functions were not working correctly and…

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