View Full Version : [Help Needed] Minolta turntable
05-08-2012, 08:17 PM
I was at a pawn shop and saw a nice looking oak turntable. The brand to my surprise was Minolta. I could not find a model number but it did say Micro on the dust cover.
It looked like it had a decent weight adjustable tone arm and had a heavy rubber coated aluminum platter. It looked direct drive but I am not sure.
Does anyone have any information on these turntables? My guess is 80's vintage. I might buy it just for the novelty.
05-08-2012, 08:53 PM
Never heard of a Minolta turntable. Micro... Might be Micro Seiki. Can you get a pic?
05-08-2012, 09:38 PM
Micro Seiki was rebranded by several companies. It's probably a good table to get if the price is right.
05-08-2012, 11:51 PM
I will stop by there tomorrow and get a pic. It is in Loveland CO.
05-09-2012, 10:51 AM
If it is indeed a Micro Seiko re-badged it is probably a decent TT. Micro Seiko made some good stuff.
05-14-2012, 09:57 AM
Sorry about the resolution. Blackberry in a pawnshop. You get what you get.
05-14-2012, 09:59 AM
05-14-2012, 05:57 PM
The table appears to be Micro Seiki origin, one of their lower end. Still a nice table. A headshell will run you about 80. So use that for a bargaining chip.
05-14-2012, 06:28 PM
Looks to be a Micro Seiki Solid-5 w/ servo belt drive from the '70s. Pretty nice little table. I'd love to have one. Missing the headshell I might give in the neighborhood of $200 for that one if the rest appears to be in good condition.
05-14-2012, 07:59 PM
A couple of mine:
05-14-2012, 10:06 PM
Very nice. I've always loved the simple, minimalist but functional look of Micro Seikis. Those are gorgeous.
05-18-2012, 03:44 PM
Thank you gentlemen.
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