Inventory updated 12/13/2017.
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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Technics SL-1400 Mk2 — $350 Sold! This magnificent deck is 100% functional and sounds fantastic. This is a semi-automatic quartz-locked direct drive turntable from the golden era of Technics turntables. The typical flaw with these decks — a broken cam lever that lifts the cue assembly — has been repaired with a 3D-printed part and is good to go for many more decades. The cartridge is a Grado sporting a high-end Silver stylus (used but still in great shape). There are some dings on the front bezel and top corners (visible in photos) and some marks on the dust cover, but it’s still a beautiful deck, an outstanding performer and a genuinely classy piece of vintage hi-fi gear.
AR XA — $225
The AR XA is a classic belt drive deck with a long and storied history. They were (and still are) considered one of the greatest bang-for-buck performers in hi-fi. The XA was stripped down to the essential design elements (this is a fully manual turntable) required for outstanding playback. This one has been lovingly restored and fitted with a Shure M91 cartridge with a brand new quality aftermarket stylus. Beautiful real wood case. Comes with dustcover and the original box (with shipping inserts) and instructions.
BSR 810 — $225 Sold! The 810 was the nicest turntable that BSR ever made, designed to compete with the high-end Dual 1229 and the Elac 50H. Idler drive, fully automatic, in a beautiful real wood case. This one has been fitted with a Grado cartridge and a brand new Black 1 stylus. Features an optional stacking spindle for multi-play. Turntable and dust cover are in very nice shape. Great performer and looker.
Philips 877 — $175
Excellent belt-drive deck with great sonics and some nice design touches. Has a few marks (visible in pic) but otherwise in very nice shape with dust cover and a new Audio Technica AT95e cartridge.
Technics SL-220 — $160
Very nice belt-drive semi-automatic Technics deck. Solid performer. This one’s in great shape with dust cover and comes with an Audio Technica CN5625AL cartridge with a new aftermarket stylus.
Onkyo CP-1046F — $150
Excellent quartz-locked direct drive fully automatic deck. Many Onkyos from this era have issues with auto functions due to a cracked gear. A new 3D-printed part has been installed on this one, so it is back to 100% functional. Excellent sonics. In great shape with dust cover and a very nice Audio Technica AT122 cartridge.
Modular Component Systems 6400 — $125
MCS was the in-house stereo brand for JC Penney. This particular model was manufactured by CEC Chou Denki, a firm that also made millions of turntables for Marantz, Sansui, Pioneer, Realistic, Sanyo, Scott, and many others. This manual belt-drive deck is a solid performer in great shape with dust cover and an Audio Technica AT10 cartridge with a brand new aftermarket stylus.
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-BD20D — $95 SOLD! Nice later-era Technics semi-auto belt drive with a p-mount Audio Technica cartridge with a new 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.