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Irrenhaus
01-05-2013, 06:31 PM
Hi all I have been posting fro a while about some TT. I am basically looking to start again with TT its been a very long time since I had one. This one came up locally no price I have contacted the seller to see how much he wants.

Any comments......

Cheers

newrival
01-05-2013, 08:19 PM
I like these TTs a lot. Great bang for the buck in my opinion.
Super solid, and a nice damp platter IIRC. I might recommend a Denon DL-103r if you've got a nice SUT or pre-amp that can handle MC carts.
What questions do you have?

Irrenhaus
01-05-2013, 09:07 PM
I like these TTs a lot. Great bang for the buck in my opinion.
Super solid, and a nice damp platter IIRC. I might recommend a Denon DL-103r if you've got a nice SUT or pre-amp that can handle MC carts.
What questions do you have?

For start I will use the AVR but I am alos hunting for a good pre-amp this one also came up is a Hafler.

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/ele/3523007818.html

And he has a another pre maybe an Onkyo or Denon also that can handle MC carts and is cheaper.

Kenneth Swauger
01-05-2013, 09:29 PM
The Oracle is an excellent sounding turntable, in my quasi-humble opinion.

Irrenhaus
01-06-2013, 12:23 AM
Okay so it is 500 have no idea if that is okay..some help

Cheers

newrival
01-06-2013, 03:08 AM
If it is in good condition, it is worth the price. You don't have to go MC cart on this TT MM is just fine, I just always recommend it if someone already has a nice SUT. You could look at even something like the Bellari vp-130 and the denon dl-160 MC cart, but is high output, so no SUT needed. Of course there are plenty of other options like the Ortofon blue, or mayb it will even come with a nice cart. anyways, I think you should look at perhaps finding a nice preamp with a phono section. Something like the Forte f-44 would be a nice pre that is on par with the turntable, and likely a nice match for your linns

these are just example suggestions, there are thousands of ways to skin this cat.

Irrenhaus
01-06-2013, 03:43 PM
If it is in good condition, it is worth the price. You don't have to go MC cart on this TT MM is just fine, I just always recommend it if someone already has a nice SUT. You could look at even something like the Bellari vp-130 and the denon dl-160 MC cart, but is high output, so no SUT needed. Of course there are plenty of other options like the Ortofon blue, or mayb it will even come with a nice cart. anyways, I think you should look at perhaps finding a nice preamp with a phono section. Something like the Forte f-44 would be a nice pre that is on par with the turntable, and likely a nice match for your linns

these are just example suggestions, there are thousands of ways to skin this cat.

Thanks for the reply. He also mention that has Dual's 1257 and 1254 for $75.00 and a new one pop-up today on the local CL for a Philips 406DC not much info around in English as it was made in Germany I may go to take a look at this one is on the neighborhood .

billbillw
01-08-2013, 01:52 PM
I had an Alexandria Mkii. Personally, I wouldn't recommend it. The motor was too weak, the suspension is hard to setup and seemed to have some sag that couldn't be corrected, and above all, the stock tonearm is absolute junk. I replaced mine with an SME Series III, but overall, I was never really happy with the table. The Oracle Delphi is a much better design, but honestly, my simple VPI HW-19 mk2 wipes the floor with all but the newest Oracles (MkV or later). Heck, I think the Technics SL-1200 mk2 (or later) is a better table than the Alexandria when it comes down to it.

newrival
01-08-2013, 05:33 PM
I would take bills experience over mine :)

newrival
01-08-2013, 05:35 PM
I would not recommend a Dual however.

A shameles plug: I do have an Empire Troubador 598 wit all kinds of original goodies that is passively for sale here in the fleamarket. Probably $200 less than it should be, but never the less, it is there so I would honor the price :)

Irrenhaus
01-08-2013, 10:31 PM
Well after finding out that he wanted $500.00 for the TT is too much for my first TT. I will be looking tomorrow at a MCS-6700 that I can get for about $40.00 and that will be good to start and then see if I can stop........yeah right.....:wink: