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    How about when someone doesn't spend a fortune on a TT, nor spends much on maintenance, yet gives him complete satisfaction for over forty-five years?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    How about when someone doesn't spend a fortune on a TT, nor spends much on maintenance, yet gives him complete satisfaction for over forty-five years?
    That's called Bingo!
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    I wonder if thats why they called the cd player the CD63

    Thats a very 70s look...what can I say I was sold on the minimalist UK 1980s designs.

    The Japanese seem fond of their big direct drive record players (if you see a recent you tube tour of a Japanese dealer) which seems a direct conflict with the UK belt driven ethos. Im biased because I grew up with the UK marketing and it does sway us. I would still prefer a motor in a seperate unit and a platter driven with a belt

    I still worry about rumble on a direct drive deck but it all fairness it must be good on the expensive Japanese decks and the Technics 1200 series is reported to have negated any issues there

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    As a fan and collector of late 70s Japanese gear( I started in the late 80s when "silver" gear, including some quite large amps and receivers could be had for peanuts...secondhand stereo shops in my city were piled high with the stuff) I never touched Marantz gear.
    Something about the multiple fonts plastered all over the shop and....as on the TT pictured...always put me off.

    I had just the one solitary tuner from the marque, a huge, gold thing with a yucky side on tuning wheel...lit up a bright blue dial so I guess it was 30+ years ahead of its time!!

    I know the really powerful stuff sold mostly in the USA now commands BIG bucks but, bloody hell they are ugly.
    Give me a Yamaha 2020 any day.....with a matching TT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    How about when someone doesn't spend a fortune on a TT, nor spends much on maintenance, yet gives him complete satisfaction for over forty-five years?
    I've been up and down the TT cost ladder many times, as have many of us I suspect, from well into 4 figures to buttons and the deck I keep coming back to is the Lenco.

    If I'd had any sense, and stayed with the Lenco, I needn't have changed TT at all in the 25 years I've wasted changing decks, so maybe it is called wisdom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    How about when someone doesn't spend a fortune on a TT, nor spends much on maintenance, yet gives him complete satisfaction for over forty-five years?
    Yes, that happens when you buy something that was properly engineered to begin with ['fit and forget'], and so doesn't need continual 'nannying' to sound good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minstrel SE View Post
    I wonder if thats why they called the cd player the CD63

    Thats a very 70s look...what can I say I was sold on the minimalist UK 1980s designs.

    The Japanese seem fond of their big direct drive record players (if you see a recent you tube tour of a Japanese dealer) which seems a direct conflict with the UK belt driven ethos. Im biased because I grew up with the UK marketing and it does sway us. I would still prefer a motor in a seperate unit and a platter driven with a belt

    I still worry about rumble on a direct drive deck but it all fairness it must be good on the expensive Japanese decks and the Technics 1200 series is reported to have negated any issues there
    It isn't anything to worry about, Martin, trust me. Also, when you factor in the gains, in terms of pitch stability and bass solidity/lack of coloration, the best D/Ds are a joy to listen to

    Only high-mass string-drives truly get the 'belt' thing right for me - Platine Verdier and such like, otherwise most are too compromised to my ears, although VPI stuff tends to buck the trend. But, generally for me, it's either D/D or idler, done well. You can keep yer elastic bands, driven by puny wee motors

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    Im not really impressed by the vintage Marantz stuff. I used to have a CD94, it was solidly built but the electronics was actually quite crap. Good quality components for the time but a few measurements showed that the power supply rails were badly poluted with noise. Shame a real feat of electronics for the time, but you would hope that the basics would have been taken care of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Primalsea View Post
    Im not really impressed by the vintage Marantz stuff.


    Here's mine ... ... cor, yummy. Not to everyone's taste perhaps?

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    I love the look of the stuff and the features too, its just when you did a little deeper some things are less than desirable.
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