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Well, so far that is exactly how my thinking has been going. The T-60, no the 721, no the T-60, no...
Honest, they both have auto return.
Is there any consensus regarding belt drive vs direct drive? Apparently the 721 DD is legendary. They both seem very quiet.
Maybe I should get a switch box and use them on alternate days. Or play rock on one and jazz on the other.
I own a mint 721 and a mint Thorens TD 125 MKII, and also a Kenwood KD 500. The 721 is a great table and the motor is highly respected as one of the better DD motors designed. The problem is the arm, there is a lot of plastic in the base, the height ajustment pieces are prone to breaking. Then the arm is shot. You really cannot change the arm unless you find an old Dual. I think in the long run something like the Thorens 125 MKII is going to be going up in value, and I prefer it to the Dual, you can change arms etc... It is also very easy to modify if that is your thing.
Thanks. that's a good explanation/example.
At this point, and with my budget, the HK works so well I'll be keeping it. It also has the the record clamp/weight that helps dampen the whole thing and flatten some mildly warped records.
When I replace the noisy RCA cables, does anyone have a ballpark price that I should be looking for?
Thanks again for all the responses.
I bought my T60 new in 1980 ....still looks new.
It IS the baby Linn Sondek....
There is no question the belt driven T60 blows the other away!
No direct drive TT from that email. can compete with a belt driven TT for quietness.The only one I know of in present day is the new VPI D.D....AND it costs $35,000 !