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Re: Dual vs. B&O; last time

(sigh) I don't get the impression this guy 'knows his stuff'. I just refurbished a Dual 1219 idler wheel drive TT and, even in its original crappy plinth, it's a formidable TT IMHO. The hollow spindle and the auto mechanics are not ideal. AFAIK there are no new stylii and carts for B&O TT, that's a disadvantage. Soundsmith does B&O retips, do the search.
A Pioneer Pl-12D is a good and dirt cheap starter TT. They made a few higher end DD TT but like all big Jap DD's they are fetching high prices. The better 70s Sony TT are in demand as well. So there are no real bargains here. Besides the drive system and the tone arms are all electronics, servo motors etc.
Good Duals are 1019/1219/1229 idler wheel drive, 700 series DD, 505/5000/1249 beltdrives.

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  • Re: Dual vs. B&O; last time - Munkie_NL 23:57:43 05/09/07 (1)
    • FWIW - GRH 04:55:03 05/10/07 (0)

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