Update December 12, 2021
Holiday season 2021 update — needless to say, I am very late in getting this inventory posted. And I have somewhat limited inventory. I have good reasons for all of this, but please accept my apologies nonetheless. My only pre-Christmas window for sales is December13th through the 17th. If you’re looking, ping me real soon! otherwise, hit me up after new years.
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. If I’m selling a turntable with a used OEM stylus, it’s because that particular stylus sounds noticeably better than any new options I have on hand.
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.
Systemdek IIX — $395 — Sold
This is a beautiful (real wood!) and very well-designed fully manual belt-drive turntable. Sporting a thick glass platter, the IIX comes fitted with the stock Profile tonearm and an Audio Technica AT110E cartridge with a brand new aftermarket stylus. I have it priced very reasonably due to a couple issues which are more cosmetic than functional. First, the subplatter was warped when it came into the shop. A little work with a heat gun and fine-tuning with taped shims has it pretty much dead-on level for playback. It also has a couple minor dings in the wood and a spot on the dustcover where the stock clamp accessory obviously rubbed it. But these are small concerns. Bottom line is that this is a major audiophile deck at a consumer turntable price. Get it while you can.
Pioneer PL-7 — $225
Pioneer fully-automatic quartz-lock direct drive circa 1981. Very nice shape with dustcover. These are solid performers and very reliable. Comes with an Audio Technica AT110E cartridge, stylus has lots of life left on it.
Dual 1264 — $225 — Sold Fully automatic belt drive, nice shape with dustcover and Audio Technica AT95e cartridge.
Dual 1257 — $225
Fully automatic belt drive, nice shape with dustcover, itegrated Ortofon cartridge. Comes with both manal and stacking spindles.
Technics SL-B2 — $200
Technics semi-automatic belt drive, great shape with dustcover (repaired hinge tab), ADC cartridge with brand new OEM stylus. $200
Ion TTUSB10 — $75
Okay, this one is not vintage. But it does work well and comes with a built-in phono preamp so simple to hook into other gear. In like new condition. No warranty on this, but if there are any unfixable issues within a year of purchase, I’ll refund the cost.
Aiwa PX-E855 — $60 Sold
Another non-vintage unit, this is equivalent to the Audio Technica AT LP60 (probably made in the same factory). Works very well and comes with a built-in phono preamp so simple enough to hook into other gear. No warranty on this, but if there are any unfixable issues within a year of purchase, I’ll refund the cost.
Crosley Stack-o-matic — $60
New belt and new stylus. No warranty on this, but if there are any unfixable issues within a year of purchase, I’ll refund the cost.
Note: if you’re starting from scratch, you may also want to check out the Full Systems for sale page.