Inventory updated September 15th, 2020. Pretty much cleared out! I have a few in the works. Stay tuned.
Obviously, the global pandemic has upended everything. I still have some turntables for sale but I can’t really do auditions. If you’re in the market, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.
Pro-Ject 1-Xpression III — $400 Sold 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) Sold 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 Sold 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). In excellent shape with good dustcover.
Denon DP-7f — $175 Sold 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.
Technics SL-B300 — $150 Sold Fully-automated belt-drive Technics, circa early ’80s. Brand new belt and a very nice Grado ZF3 p-mount cartridge with a solid used stylus. This cart/stylus is a good match for this tonearm and delivers a pleasant richness for a relatively modest Technics deck. In excellent shape with good dustcover.
Technics SL-L26 — $75
Fully-automated belt-drive linear tracker, circa early ’90s. Brand new tonearm belt and an Audio Technica p-mount cartridge with a used stylus that tests very well. This is a solid starter level unit. No dustcover. Please note I can’t offer a full warranty at this price, but I offer full refunds for a year if there are any problems.
Pioneer PL-460 — $75 Sold Semi-auto belt-drive Pioneer, circa 1986. Audio Technica p-mount cartridge with a new stylus. This is a solid starter level unit. No dustcover. Please note I can’t offer a full warranty at this price, but I offer full refunds for a year if there are any problems.
Luxman P-100 — $60 Sold Fully-automated belt-drive Luxman model, circa 1986. If this were in 100% shape, it would be selling for at least three times as much. Its issue is this — it runs slow when initially powered up for a few minutes. After that, it will run fine at pitch all day. My suspicion is that it’s the motor taking a minute to get warmed up properly. Bottom line is this a very solid performer for someone willing to live with its flaw. Comes with a nice AT/Signet cartridge with a used stylus that tests very well. In excellent cosmetic shape with dustcover. Please note I can’t offer a full warranty at this price, but I offer full refunds for a year if there are any problems.