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    Join Date: Aug 2012

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    Default Pleasant surprise - Technics SL-7

    I was looking for a cheap turntable to use while I get my Lenco fettled / serviced and saw this.





    It's in pretty good condition and came with a very low hours Technics EPC-P202C cartridge fitted.

    Plonked it down, put on a record, pressed start and wow ! What a surprise.

    I had read good things about the SL-7 but really didn't expect this. A great sounding, easy to use TT for not a lot of money.

    Seems like there are still under the radar bargains to be had.

    Well chuffed.
    Mike (that's me)'s stuff -

    Analogue:Garrard 401 / OL Silver / AT33PTGII, Remton 383 MkII valve phono
    Make music louder: TVC pre, Nirvana Electronic Works A60, 60W / Ch Class A power
    For when there's no Analogue: Doge 6 CDP
    To discover loads of new music: Spotify into foo'd Xiang Sheng DAC-01A
    Music boxes: Heco Celan 300
    Cleaning duties: Okki Nokki 2

    Y'know, sometimes, Satan, come as a man of peace.

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    Join Date: Aug 2010

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    I'm Hugh.

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    Very much underrated TT, and that's a cracking cartridge!

    Enjoy.

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    I'm Martin.

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    They are more than decent aren't they? I had an SL6 for a while. Bid for it on ebay prepared to go to £150, got it for £70. It arrived in one piece absolutely mint and perfect working order. I passed it on to a friend who wanted a simple deck the whole family could use. Stick record on, close lid, press play, job done. Not sure what sort of junk TT you could buy new for £70 nowadays but it won't be a patch on it.
    Martin



    Current Lash Up:

    Technics SLP1200 CD Player * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *


    'This is the sort of music I'd be listening to if I was going shopping for a training bra.'

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    Yes, more than decent indeed and, as Hugh said, the cartridge seems to be a bit of a sleeper.
    Mike (that's me)'s stuff -

    Analogue:Garrard 401 / OL Silver / AT33PTGII, Remton 383 MkII valve phono
    Make music louder: TVC pre, Nirvana Electronic Works A60, 60W / Ch Class A power
    For when there's no Analogue: Doge 6 CDP
    To discover loads of new music: Spotify into foo'd Xiang Sheng DAC-01A
    Music boxes: Heco Celan 300
    Cleaning duties: Okki Nokki 2

    Y'know, sometimes, Satan, come as a man of peace.

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    Join Date: Feb 2010

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    I'm James.

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    I've got an SL-DL5 on the shelf. Fitted it with a Shure M-92E and it produces pretty good sound. Have to dig it out and give it another spin
    Nottingham Analogue Spacedeck / Kuzma Stogi S / Benz Micro Ace S L
    Lenco L-75 / Carl Ellis Plinth / Ortofon AS-212 / Ortofon SPU Classic GM E MkII
    Ortofon ST-7 SUT / Croft RIAA

    Cambridge Audio CXU / Theta DS Pro Prime

    Classé Model 30 / Luxman M-383

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