The Gorgeous Technics SL-10 Playing Vintage Vinyl

Just a very quick video post today, showing a stunning Technics SL-10 I've just finished  servicing, playing some vintage vinyl. The Technics SL-10 was and still is a groundbreaking deck in many ways. I'll be doing a full service article and review soon, but in the meantime, enjoy some specs,…

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Denon DP-30L Direct-Drive Turntable Service & Repair

Here's a closer look at a Denon DP-30L direct-drive turntable and a reminder of why turntables need expert attention. This particular Denon DP-30L direct-drive turntable came in having just been fitted with an Ortofon 2M Red moving magnet cartridge and new audio cable. You'd think she be good to go,…

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Pioneer PL-514 Turntable Service – An Affordable Gem

The Pioneer PL-514 belt-drive turntable is an absolute classic. There's really not much more to add, so come and find out why. The Pioneer PL-514 is a high-quality, great-sounding belt-drive deck from one of the big Japanese manufacturers. In terms of build and performance, like so much other Japanese gear,…

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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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