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    Thread: Bought a mint Technics 1200 MK2 turntable

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      07-14-2012 04:52 PM #1
      Well, I've been looking for the longest time for a mint Technics 1200 MK2 in silver.
      Finally someone emailed me last week and said they just got one for sale.
      The story goes, the guy who sold it to me works for a local electronics store.
      He got the turntable from a local Church, which they didnt need any longer.
      The table hasnt been hardly used - I guess they only used it for special occasions or on any given Sunday.. LoL.
      Anyways, from the serial number, it looks to be made in 1986.
      Like I said this thing is near mint ! I would rank it a 9/10. It has some very minot scratches on the dust cover probably from wiping dust off of it. The table has no nicks anywhere !
      It came with an old skool Stanton 500 MKII cartridge.

      Anyways, on to some pics. ;-)















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      07-15-2012 12:37 PM #2
      very nice find

      hey, i have that very same Creedence album in my collection,too!
      i have a new MusicHall USB-1~ it's very similar to your 'table; the Technics 1200 looks much better though
      does the Stanton cartridge still work ok? idk,if it were my new 'table i'd still want to go out and get a new cartridge for it---if only for my own peace of mind
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      07-15-2012 02:50 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by gruppe-b View Post
      very nice find

      hey, i have that very same Creedence album in my collection,too!
      i have a new MusicHall USB-1~ it's very similar to your 'table; the Technics 1200 looks much better though
      does the Stanton cartridge still work ok? idk,if it were my new 'table i'd still want to go out and get a new cartridge for it---if only for my own peace of mind
      Ya the stanton seems to work fine.. How do you know if it's shot ?
      Its probably the original one from the 80's.

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      07-15-2012 03:05 PM #4
      We just sold 4 of those in perfect condition. They were sitting around from my wife's dj years and they were never being used. That is the ultimate classic tt.

    5. 07-16-2012 03:23 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Papa Dras View Post
      We just sold 4 of those in perfect condition. They were sitting around from my wife's dj years and they were never being used. That is the ultimate classic tt.
      Your wife was a dj eh, sweet

      That is one super clean 1200 up there. I have two myself (bedroom dj) I live'em to death..

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      07-23-2012 08:17 PM #6
      Thanks !

      Found a local seller that had one of these new old stock Pioneer signs for sale.
      It was used as a dealer sign in the 70's and measure 16.5” wide and 5.5” tall
      Its in mint shape ! check it out
      Will go nice with the rest of my Pioneer stereo stuff !



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      08-01-2012 02:19 PM #7
      GREAT FIND!!!! You won't see too many turntables in that condition unless they were barely used or stored away. If the turntable is in that condition you can be sure the cartridge and stylus are in the same condition. Enjoy it.

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      08-09-2012 01:32 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by jubei208 View Post
      GREAT FIND!!!! You won't see too many turntables in that condition unless they were barely used or stored away. If the turntable is in that condition you can be sure the cartridge and stylus are in the same condition. Enjoy it.
      Thanks man. This thing is staying as mint as it can for years !

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      10-27-2012 06:43 PM #9
      Some new pics with the Stanton D50e elliptical stylus on.
      I have around 50 hours play on it, so its broken in.
      The detail on this with Brubeck's Time out is bliss !




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