What the hell is all this love in for Technics 1200sg all of a sudden? Can anyone prove that its audiophile musical quality? @vinny55
Do you need a proof for the brands like Technics ?
Look for SP-10 mkII and MK III, comparing those ultimate turntables to some belt drives is a joke. You may never tried a proper japanese Direct Drive if you asking such questions. The accuracy of new Coreless Direct drive from Technics is second to none, this is probably the best NEW DD motor in existence. However, an old Direct Drive tables are great too (Victor TT-101, Denon DP-80, Luxman PD-444 ... and many more).
Comparing Belt Drive to Coreless Direct Drive is like comparing apples to oranges.
Personally i would never ever buy any belt drive turntable for whatever price, even for free.