Keep the 1019 and use the 1209 for parts. The 1019 is something of a classic. The 1209 is quite ordinary.
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well, it's costing me around $200 for a full refurb of the 1019, including a new idler wheel, washer, spring, extensive lube, transport to the 1209's plinth, and a new RCA cable (the cause of the mono output), which is SIGNIFICANTLY more than i wanted to spend, but hopefully this will give me many years of usage out of this beautiful turntable. i've got the service manual from vinylengine now, so maybe i can figure out how to actually do some of this maintenance myself over the years!
Any Dual from the 1229 down (idler drive )... should last a lifetime. The 1019 is a beauty. If your tech did his job right, it should be dead silent. The Shure is a good match for the tonearm. Enjoy! I agree.. life is good. Nice little preamp your using... been thinking about one of those for myself!