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As a follow up to the Titillating Tonearms series, and due to overwhelming demand (Keith_W made a veiled reference in another post), I will now post my follow up - Tanatlising Turntables. Covering the many ways of spinning a 2 cent blob of black vinyl, the turntables or record players, as they were commonly called in Australia will not necessarily be restricted to top end models or current models.

Please feel free to add your favourites to the post with the name, whether it is currently available and any notable comments.

I will start with my particular favourite.

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dps 3 (Price around $10,000)

The deceptively simple and elegantly styled dps 3 with Schroeder Model 2 tonearm and outboard (not shown) 3 phase power supply and a plinth made from layered Plexiglas, cork, birch plywood and heavy damping foil on a damped granite base. Make sure you have an alternative as the dps 3 (like all Schroeder tonearms) has a waiting list of around 18 months.

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2sheds

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Some guy from Germany loved his Tammy GT-750 but did not care for the cheap plinth. Have a look at is new plinth - beautiful.                  

I was having a look at Analog Planet and watched the video of Fremer and Chris Thornton from Artisan Fidelity. This Garrard 301 looked not bad on the clip so I had a look elsewhere to find more detail

Upgraded from SME 20/12 V12 to the 30/12 V12 early this year.

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Kondo Ginga A recent addition to the Audio Note repertoire, I can't find a price but it will not be cheap...:P

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SpJ La Luce (Price around $40,000) from the Netherlands

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SpJ La Luce C.S. Centoventi La Luce's big brother

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Scheu Premier Mk 3 with Scheu Tacco and Classic 12 inch arms.

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Continuum Caliburn Cobra Price around $120,000)

An Aussie turntable rated by many as the world's best (and most expensive)

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So mate

the sale in Balmoral went well then....:P

Tricka,

That might buy me a couple of these babies.... :) Don't tempt me :D

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TW Acustic Raven AC3

A German design tour de force, this is one of the best turntables available today.

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Some lucky chap from SNA has one to play with too. Lucky man.

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Some lucky chap from SNA has one to play with too. Lucky man.

Lucky indeed :D I wonder whether he would like to swap with an old Garrard....SP25 Mk IV...? :P

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Jeez Two Sheds, I'm still trying to get over those tonearms and now you do this??

Waricle,

I has so many tonearms and nowhere to put 'em, so...:P

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La Platine Verdier

I think this is my nxt TT purchase 2 sheds - want to loan me some $$$$?

Love your work - you have no idea of the amounht of money you are saving the community in terms of medicaae expense on therapy (at least until my wife gets admitted)

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With my avatar I still can't go past this beauty:

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The SX8000 droool!

While I'm here, here's mine:

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Still going strong at well over 30 years old, a Micro Seiki MR611.

DS

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Here's one for you:

The AAS Gabriel/Da Vinci Audio Labs Turntable, with Da Vinci Grand Reference Tonearm:

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106kg., with 24 karat gold-plated platter and feet. Price - scary :P

And another:

Transrotor Tourbillon:

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80kg., price - US$38,000 without arm and cartridge.

Enjoy, Dave

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Here's one for you:

The AAS Gabriel/Da Vinci Audio Labs Turntable, with Da Vinci Grand Reference Tonearm:

106kg., with 24 karat gold-plated platter and feet. Price - scary :D

Enjoy, Dave

24 karat gold plated platter and feet !!? :P

I've gotta wonder

Who buys some of this stuff

Soundbuffs or ..................

" or ......... " group for the gold plated feet and platter TT.

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24 karat gold plated platter and feet !!? :rolleyes:

" or ......... " group for the gold plated feet and platter TT.

The red one in the pic is just the standard version...;)

More down to earth, my current fave and medium-term goal:

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Two weekends back, this beauty, with SME arm and Zyx cartridge, was responsible for some of the most heart-meltingly beautiful sounds I've heard...in my limited experience, admittedly.

Bugger the gold-plating, this one would make me very happy indeed.

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The red one in the pic is just the standard version...:rolleyes:

More down to earth, my current fave and medium-term goal:

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Two weekends back, this beauty, with SME arm and Zyx cartridge, was responsible for some of the most heart-meltingly beautiful sounds I've heard...in my limited experience, admittedly.

Bugger the gold-plating, this one would make me very happy indeed.

Another one smitten. Good for you. A big jump from under the bed unused Rega Planar to a Final Tool Mk 2.;)

I was tempted by that TT too.

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There seems to be a problem with one of your posts 2Sheds, the SL-1200 Mk2 isn't loading :rolleyes:

You mean this one with the special acoustic carpet mat. ;)

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La Platine Verdier

I think this is my nxt TT purchase 2 sheds - want to loan me some $$$$?

Wanna pay for my divorce...? :rolleyes:

Love your work - you have no idea of the amounht of money you are saving the community in terms of medicaae expense on therapy (at least until my wife gets admitted)

Good to hear Andy:)

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AAS-Gabriel Da Vinci Audio Labs Turntable (Price around $35,000-42,000)

From Da Vinci Labs of Switzerland, this turntable comes in red, black or white and weighs 109 kg.

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You mean this one with the special acoustic carpet mat. ;)

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Arghhhhhh :rolleyes: Too scary, first thing in the morning - gold plate and shag pile....pass :o

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With my avatar I still can't go past this beuty:

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The SX8000 droool!

While I'm here, here's mine:

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Still going strong at well over 30 years old, a Micro Seiki MR611.

DS

DS,

Some more exciting photos for you:

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Micro Seiki SX 8000 II

One of the best turntables ever built, the SX 8000 has been out of production for over 20 years, but stil commands prices of over $5000 on the rare occasion that they turn up on the secondhand market. This is one very solid table at over 90kg.

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Micro Seiki SZ 1T

The rarest and best of the Micro Seiki turntables. Micro Seiki's tour de force was built in very small numbers in 1983-84. They rarely appear for sale, but the last one sold on eBay for around US$20,000. Keep saving DS.....:rolleyes:

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Kuzma Stabi Reference (price around $9,000)

Using a sandwich plinth of aluminium and acrylic to dampen out unwanted resonances, this type of construction was revolutionary in 1990 when the Reference was first intoduced.

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Kuzma Stabi XL (price around $20,000)

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Kuzma Stabi S (Price around $1800)

A very well engineered (like all Kuzmii :rolleyes:) turntable and very hard to beat for the price.

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Loricraft Garrard 501 Precision (Price around $25,000)

Out of the ashes, the Garrard name has been revived....at a price:o

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Shindo Garrard 301 (Price around $20,000)

Take a legendary Garrard 301 turntable, refurbish and upgrade it, place it in a very heavy wonderfully crafted plinth, add a Shindo tonearm and you have this wonderful rebuild of a classic. Why DIY...?

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Thorens TD550 (Price around $14,000 dependent on arm - choice of Ortofon and SME 9" and 12" arms)

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Thorens Jubilee (Price around $56,000)

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Thorens TD 2010 (Price around $3700 including arm)

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