I have had me Pioneer PL-530 sitting on a shelf in the basement (for protection from the kids) for many years. Last week my wife and two of my children left for China (we are adopting another little girl) and I figured it would be a good time to get it out. My two boys at home with me were quite fascinated (as were the cats).
Right now I have the Ortofon OM5E mounted and would mount my Shure Tracer 1 (N97HE) if I could find my other headshell. It sounds pretty amazing with the Ortofon but I am even more taken with listening to my old vinyl collection with the clicks and pops right where I remembered them.
I'll likely pack it away again as my wife and family gets back with our daughter tonight and I know she would prefer to have the top of the cabinet for a plant stand again. The TT will come out again ... maybe in a basement rig.
BTW, anyone know of a good way to polish the acrylic dust cover?