Buying a refurbished vintage turntable from the Turntable Doc means you get my Lifetime Labor Warranty. As long as my eyes work and I can hold tools, I will do all that is in my power to keep your turntable running. You only pay for any worn or damaged parts. This is a much better deal than buying an entry-level new turntable which is made from inexpensive materials and will only have a 1-year warranty. I stand behind my work.
Also note that any of these can have different cartridges or styli installed if you’d prefer a different brand and/or an upgrade. Let me know what you’d like.
One last note: I am not shipping any turntables that I have for sale. I’ve just had too much trouble with shipping services and turntables and it’s difficult to provide long distance warranty service.
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BSR McDonald 2510X — $120
BSR made millions of changer units for consoles, all-in-ones, and component players like this one. While these models were never considered high end hi-fi units, they are remarkably designed for durability and are practically indestructible. This one has been thoroughly cleaned and lubed to provide decades of reliable operation. The 2510X is one of the better sounding BSR changers due to having a large metal platter, a nice tonearm and a quality ADC cartridge. This one comes with a brand new stylus and a 45 stacking adapter. If you like playing 45s, this is the unit you want (although it does great with LPs and 78s too). In great shape with dust cover.
JVC LA-100 — $100
Basic, solid semi-auto belt drive. This one has a crack in the dust cover (visible in the pic) but is otherwise in nice shape. Comes with an Audio Technica cartridge and a new aftermarket stylus.
Technics SL-J2 — $90 (scratch and dent)
The SL-J2 is a well-designed Technics fully auto quartz locked direct drive linear tracking turntable. It has track select functions which is a neat feature and found on very few turntables. This unit got damaged in shipping and looks a bit rough. Functionally, its only flaw is difficulty with auto functions for 7″ records. Comes with an Audio Technica cartridge with a new stylus.
Pioneer PL-570 — $40
Later model Pioneer fully-auto belt drive. Has a p-mount Audio Technica cartridge with a brand new stylus. This unit is heavily discounted because the motors from this era are somewhat weak and this unit has some marks. But it does work. Bargain hunter’s special.