Update November 30, 2022
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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.
Note: the following are in the pipeline but not quite ready. If you are interested in either of these and want to get more information and/or reserve one, contact me.
- Dual 1229 fully automatic idler drive — price TBD
- Pro-Ject X1 manual 3-speed belt drive — $750
Dual 622 — $395
Fully-automatic direct drive from 1979-80. Excellent performer with a low-mass arm. Equipped with a Shure M91ED cartridge and a brand new aftermarket stylus. Faux wood base, dustcover is good with some wear. This is a solid deck that sounds great.
Dual 1019 — $395
Classic fully-auto idler drive circa 1965-71. Dual sold tons of these and many of them are still running well 50+ years later. This one has been through full refurb service and is equipped with a vintage Shure cartridge with a new aftermarket stylus. This one features a really pretty real wood “clamshell” base and dustcover. Stacker spindle optional.
Hitachi PS-48 — $375
Beautiful deck with wood veneered base. This appears to have been made in the same factory as the classic Marantz units. Excellent performer in really nice shape cosmetically. Cartridge flavor TBD.
JVC Nivico SRP-471E-3 — $375
Okay, this is just a cool and very unusual turntable. Circa 1966 and very much the mid-century-modern vibe with beautiful real wood all around it. An idler+drive wheel system to reduce rumble (never seen this on any other turntable) and a magnetic brake for the pitch control (only seen this feature on the fancy Thorens units like the TD-124). Semi-auto with a switch option for fully manual. Comes with the original JVC cartridge and a brand new stylus. I spent a lot of time getting this to work as perfectly as possible. It’s an excellent performer. This is a throwback to the age when idler drives ruled the world and the Japanese manufacturers were swinging for the fences. It’s a choice piece! Here’s an AK thread where owners gush about this deck.
Pro-Ject Debut Carbon — $350 with stock platter, $425 with Acryl-It upgrade platter
Spiffy gloss white manual belt-drive turntable. Sounds fabulous. The dustcover has some wear but the turntable is otherwise on gorgeous shape. This is a $600 deck new ($740 with the option platter upgrade). Comes with original box.
Technics SL-220 — $240
Very nice Technics semi-auto belt drive from 1978. Brand new belt, clean, dustcover intact and in good shape. Comes with an Audio Technica 6006 with lots of life still left on the OEM stylus.
Dual 1209 — $225
Classic Dual fully-automatic idler drive from the early ’70s. These fly under the radar as their bigger brothers the 1219 and 1229 are more plentiful, but a solid performer in its own right. This one comes with a Shure cartrdge, bit no dustcover. 78 RPM cartridge/stylus options available.
Luxman P-405 — $195 Sold
Luxman has always been an upscale audio brand so even their “modest” decks like this are great performers. Excellent low-mass arm, this is equipped with a highly regarded Audio Technica AT120E cartridge. OEM stylus has plenty of life left. In great shape cosmetically with dustcover.
Sony PS-LX250H — $125
Black plastic fully automatic belt drive with an optional built-in preamp. Good choice for a starter system.
Ion TTUSB10 — $75 — Sale pending
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.
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.