Updated 08/29/2018 — I have sold a lot of units recently! If you’re looking for something, don’t despair. Contact me and see what may be in the refurbish queue.
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.
Shoot me an e-mail at email@example.com to set up an audition or a purchase.
Sansui SR-717 — $450 Sold! Extremely classy with fantastic performance, the Sansui SR-717 is a vintage (1975) gem. Fully manual servo-direct drive with an outstanding arm. Lovely wood trim along the sides. This one has some dings and marks but still looks very stylish and plays like a dream. Audio-Technica ATS12 cartridge installed with a new aftermarket stylus (upgrades negotiable). This is a truly fine deck.
Dual 1229 — $425 Sold! This is a fantastic example of Dual’s finest idler drive deck. Sometimes you hear a turntable that seems to have the magic sonic mojo, well this is one of those. A fully auto, 3-speed classic piece of German engineering in tip-top shape functionally and producing beautiful music. This one had significant damage to the dustcover and plinth when it showed up, but the problem areas have been patched and they’re all in the rear where they’re much less noticeable. It came with a Signet 100S cartridge mounted and unknown hours on the stylus. I was planning on swapping it out until I heard it — still in great shape and matches wonderfully with the arm. This one’s the real deal.
Dual 1019 — $375 — Sold! An excellent example of a classic Dual idler drive from the late 1960s. 3-speeds, fully automatic, with a beautiful and distinctively shaped walnut base (includes a set-on dustcover). This one has been lovingly reconditioned and has outstanding sonics and performance. Includes a Pickering XV-15 cartridge with a brand new OEM 890e stylus.
Marantz 6100 — $300 Sold! Beautiful wood-grain semi-auto belt-drive from the mid-70s. These were CEC-made units with an AC synchronous motor. Simple and reliable with great sound. This one has a Shure M97xe cartridge mounted with a new aftermarket stylus installed. Has some minor bubbling on the wood-grain, otherwise very pretty.
Dual 1219 — $275
This is a classic early-70s Dual fully automatic idler drive turntable. Like the 1229 above, the high-end early ’70s Duals are remarkable performers with mechanisms of fine German design and craftsmanship. This one has been fully restored to top condition mechanically. It is being discounted (for now) due to a makeshift plinth and no dustcover. Features a Stanton 600 cartridge with a brand new OEM 890e stylus.
Technics SL-QD33 — $140
Later model Technics fully automatic quartz-locked direct drive turntable. The QD33s are known to have issues with the electronics and the mechanisms, but this unit has been fully re-capped and restored and should provide years of trouble-free service. Comes with a p-mount Shure Pro Track 10 cartridge and an excellent stabilizer brush-mounted OEM stylus. This deck is a solid performer. The dustcover is a bit dinged up but the turntable is otherwise in great shape.
Pioneer PL-670 — $125 Sold! Later model Pioneer fully automatic direct drive turntable. Like the Technics above, another fine performer in very nice shape. Sports a Grado p-mount cartridge with a brand new Black 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.
Technics SL-L25 — $100 Sold! This was Technics’ late ’80s budget linear tracker model. Fully auto belt drive. Both the platter belt and arm drive belt have been replaced and should provide years of great service. Comes with an Audio Technica cartridge and a new aftermarket stylus.
Technics SL-BD20D — $90 Sold! Another 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.