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Best Turntable for MX110 and MC240

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Posted on January 7, 2017 at 12:34:09
arthurc
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Hi,
New to the forum.
I have a recently restored MX110 and MC240 tube setup in my upstairs and was wondering what the best matching turntable would be in your opinion, currently I have a Thorens TD125. Works well but I have another use for it if there us a better match in sound quality and vintage.

Current speakers are Klipsch RF7s but hoping to one day fine a pair of Swan Batons.

Thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
AC

 

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EMT 930 or 950, Garrard 301 or 401, Thorens TD124 MK1 or MK2. nt, posted on January 7, 2017 at 12:55:38
viridian
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RE: Best Turntable for MX110 and MC240, posted on January 7, 2017 at 14:21:33
PAR
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Welcome. As you are new I would just mention that you would probably get more responses to your query from the dedicated AA vinyl forum. This is just advice for your future reference. However please don't now post this particular query over there as double postings are not allowed under AA's rules.

Best of luck with your search for the ideal 'table.

 

RE: Best Turntable for MX110 and MC240, posted on January 7, 2017 at 14:39:41
fstein
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"matching turntable"??????

 

RE: Best Turntable for MX110 and MC240, posted on January 7, 2017 at 15:37:11
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At 85db sensitivity and an impedance below 4 ohms, IMHO the batons are a bad match for the Mac...., posted on January 7, 2017 at 18:12:54
viridian
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the Klipschorn should work much better.

 

RE: At 85db sensitivity and an impedance below 4 ohms, IMHO the batons are a bad match for the Mac...., posted on January 7, 2017 at 20:58:58
raya
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The 125 with a excellent arm and cartridge would be a great choice.

 

You are better off selling the McIntosh pieces, posted on January 8, 2017 at 07:08:25
3Fates
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I ran these models for several years on Klipschorns. Realized there is much, much better sound out there for a lot less money. Unless you are having a love affair with McIntosh you are better off selling as these bring very high prices. As for a matching turntable I am guessing you are looking for the same period piece which would be a Thorens TD-124. The McIntosh pieces do have a very high 'cool' factor though and I understand the affection.

 

RE: Best Turntable for MX110 and MC240, posted on January 8, 2017 at 07:12:27
BillH
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Yes, the Thorens TD124 is the match for this pair, and there is a beauty on eBay right now for a mere two thousand bucks (no affiliation with seller, etc.)

 

RE: Best Turntable for MX110 and MC240, posted on January 12, 2017 at 10:43:06
BigguyinATL
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I remember I sold a Beautiful Micro Seiki to a customer with a Mc tuner pre, and Power amp.
"The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat" - Confucius

 

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