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    Default marantz record player

    i have been given an old marantz 6025 record player- is this worth using? it needs a new needle, but otherwise appears to be fully functional.
    thanks,
    andrew

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    Default Re: marantz record player

    Originally posted by ndrwcn
    i have been given an old marantz 6025 record player- is this worth using? it needs a new needle, but otherwise appears to be fully functional.
    thanks,
    andrew
    Any old Marantz is worth using.
    With the exception of McIntosh they still have the best looking gear regardless of age- and if all it needs is a new needle, then what are you waiting for? :)

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    get a needle and enjoy. Even if you dont' like it, I'm sure you can sell it for the price you paid for the needle.
    Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day.

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    If it has a 30 year old cartridge in it, splurge about $60 on Shure MX-97xE. You won't regret the choice.



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    where do i buy a new needle, such as a Shure MX-97xE?
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    Default Try Here.

    Amazon Shure Cartridge

    This cartridge is about 80 % of the quality of the $150 15 series that Shure has made for so long. It has an adjustable record brush that can help with tough to track recordings also. It is one of the best values in analog audio.
    Last edited by Dennis Gardner; 07-12-2005 at 01:04 AM.
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    Optoma HD25 LV on 80" DIY Screen
    Anthem MRX 300 Receiver
    Pioneer Elite DV45A
    Polk CS350LS
    Polk SDA1C
    Polk FX300
    Polk RT55
    Dual EBS Adire Shiva 320watt tuned to 17hz
    ICs-DIY Twisted Prs
    Speaker-Raymond Cable

    2 Channel
    Ariston RD40 w/ Grado Cart
    SACD/CD Marantz 8260
    Soundstream/Krell DAC1
    Audio Mirror PP1
    Odyssey Stratos
    ADS L-1230
    ICs-DIY Twisted
    Speaker-Raymond Cable

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    that's very helpful advice Dennis. Maybe I should talk to you about modifying my poor-man's Audio Technica. :D

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    Still have my original 6350Q turntable with a Shure V-15 Type III cartridge - purchased new in 1978 and still going strong! Enjoy the Marantz! :)

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    Upstairs Den: Marantz 2325 Receiver, Marantz 5220 Cassette Deck, Marantz HD-880 Speakers, Marantz 6370Q TT

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    If the drive belt on that sucker has never been replaced, you definitely want to get one of those. The old ones will turn into a black, sludge-like affair which will be a bitch to clean off the platter, pulleys and shaft.

    I like these people a lot. Fair prices on both products AND shipping. www.Garage-A-Records.com

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    +1 on the Shure cartridge....I still have a 10 year old V-15R-III and it still sound great. Though the last 4-5 years it's gotten hardly any playing time.

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