Inventory updated April 24th, 2020.
Obviously, the global pandemic has upended everything. I still have some turntables for sale for folks to enjoy during the lockdown, but I can’t really do auditions. If you’re in the market, shoot me an email at email@example.com and we’ll figure something out.
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.
Shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an audition or a purchase.
Pro-Ject 1-Xpression III — $400
Very snazzy glossy piano black fully manual belt-drive deck with Pro-Ject’s carbon fiber arm. Great looker and performer. Fitted with a brand new motor and an excellent Shure M97xe cartridge. In great shape with just a few minor marks on the dustcover. Comes with original box.
Technics SL-1200 Mk2 — $425 ($375 without cartridge/headshell)
The classic workhouse DJ turntable and an outstanding performer. This one has been restored to meet my (very high) standards as a performing deck. The tonearm bearings are perfect and the problematic pitch components (the fader and zener diode D301) have been replaced with brand new ones. No dustcover. I have different cartridge options if interested or you can buy it with no cartridge or headshell for $50 less.
Technics SL-235 — $200 (pic and more details coming soon!)
Belt drive fully automatic from Technics circa 1978. Solid performer with a Grado cartridge and excellent used stylus. Has the option for multi-disc stacking (spindle will need to be acquired on the 2nd hand market).
Denon DP-7f — $175
Denon’s compact quartz-locked direct drive fully automatic with a p-mount tonearm. Denon decks from this era are known for having issues with failed capacitors, but those have been all replaced on this unit. This is a fine performer fitted with an excellent Audio Technica AT155LC/U cartridge. Stylus is used but still has lots of life left. Nice dustcover.
Proformance Model 564 — $95
If you went to buy a linear tracking turntable from Sears in the early ’80s, this is what you would get. It’s actually a re-badged Sanyo P33. And here’s the crazy thing — it sounds way better than it should. Very nice performer outfitted with an excellent Audio Technica PM9000 cartridge and a new aftermarket stylus. Arm control belt is brand new. Dustcover has some marks and pitting. If you can deal with the fact that it’s a cheap unit and somewhat homely, this is probably the best bang-for-buck offering on this page.
Technics SL-J2 — $95
These are such nifty little decks — quartz-locked linear trackers with a track search feature! Excellent performers too. This one is a scratch and dent, thus the discounted price — the back corner was damaged in shipping and it has some marks on the top cover. It operates as an auto deck for 12″ records but needs to be set manually for 7″. Another excellent value as a starter unit.