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Re: Turntable advice.
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2015, 09:14:09 PM »
Funny all of you mention a lifter. I just bought a Q-Up and installed it today on my VPI Traveler. I fell asleep hardcore on the couch a couple weeks ago and woke up with my needle spinning on the lead-out groove for like three hours. Hopefully this will solve that problem.

Trying it out right now and seems to be working well, but I'll be damned if this isn't the cheapest piece of crap for which I have paid $60 in my life. More like $5, and even that's generous.

Yea, the Tonal or Levitator are much more robust but neither will work on my deck.
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Re: Turntable advice.
« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2015, 10:36:59 PM »
Is the Tonal available commercially?  Do we have the same thing in mind? I got in on a group buy about 10 years ago for a lifter called a Tonal, built by a cat named Mandy, out of the Philippines. to my knowledge, it was one of like 10 built. Then the guy just disappeared.

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Re: Turntable advice.
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2015, 01:32:59 AM »
the q-up doesn't feel very robust, but i've had one working flawlessly for 5 years now and I never rush to lift the arm. Compared to $200ish for the AT safety raiser on e-bay it's a steal.

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Re: Turntable advice.
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2015, 08:45:41 AM »
Is the Tonal available commercially?  Do we have the same thing in mind? I got in on a group buy about 10 years ago for a lifter called a Tonal, built by a cat named Mandy, out of the Philippines. to my knowledge, it was one of like 10 built. Then the guy just disappeared.

I used the Tonal as an example. No idea if they are even available. The Tonal seemed like it was very close in size to the original AT 6006. The Levitator also has a small diameter base, still no where near small enough to squeeze between my platter and tonearm base.
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Re: Turntable advice.
« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2015, 10:53:33 AM »
Those Audio Technica TTs are a pretty decent looking analog of the Technics SL-1200MKII, and that built in phono amp is nice if you want something really simple.

I just bought a Denon DP-300F to use in my office, and I really like it. It's an automatic, has a built-in phono amp, and is belt drive. At Needledoctor you can have custom cartridges put on; I got the Ortofon Red, but you can get anything in their line, all the way up to the Ortofon Black. I know the purists don't like automatics, but if you're in a situation where you want to be sure you won't "forget" to stop the TT or think you might have to leave your listening area unexpectedly, it's a really nice feature. Good-looking and small-profile unit, too.

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