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yes - Youtube especially some older videos can be hit and miss on sound if the TT/ or any source and the portable camera/microphone recording are located away from the best angle for the type of speakers being used. It can sound pretty bad. I have tried this.
taken from here.
Both the TX-1000 and the Dragon CT have a glass top platter on top of a metal sub-platter. A sensor arm is used by both turntables to measure the off-centeredness of the LP. The top platter is then automatically moved relative to the sub-platter to correct for the off-centeredness of the LP. The two turntables make the correction in different ways.
So you have a glass top platter on top of another one. I own three tables with very different platters. The platter types based on my hearing matter - big time. Even the reviewer said the glass platter required a mat.
As a primary vinyl user, I admire Nak for attempting this. imo - the record is the Achilles heel. the Elephant in the room.
All these super expensive new tables coming out - with the technology available these days (25 years later) Do any of them address the records biggest problem (imo) - the off centered hole ? It affects stability and pitch.
If I am spending serious cash on a table today - I want and am demanding from the manufacturer something that corrects for the hole; since I don't see them coming up with a new way of making records any time soon?
Although the 3d Printed Record is interesting. google it.
Spare parts seem to have still been available in Japan as late as 1997 but with prices bordering on the crazy (1200$ for one foot !) and none of the truly vital spares available such as PCBs or the fatal commanding IC.
taken from here
Pictures of the parts involved are seen in the above link as well if you scroll down.
here is a better youtube version Frogman - its DIGITAL
Can somebody give Clint501 a price you would be willing to pay for a pristine unit like he asked ?
I am really curious to hear what that number is.
Since Lewm and In_shore seem so enamored with the table maybe they can volunteer a number?
Re price: And this is for the TX-1000's LITTLE BROTHER which I believe sold for about $3000 vs around $7000 (don't quote me). Wow!
A fiend of mine has a TX1000 that's part of a large collection of vintage components that he calls his audio museum.
I bought my 2 arm Kenwood LO7D from him, however only after relentless negotiations and sleepless nights wondering if he would change his mind at thae last moment.
The TX 1000 no matter how good condition even with the factory box,manuals ect , personally I would not pay more then 3 grand,
I payed less for my LO7D and that vintage table leaves a few very expensive tables sucking wind. Technology is one thing and show biz is another.
Sound wise the TX is ok ,nothing ground breaking however the table is VERY interesting part of audio history.,....
Rpeluso, kindly explain how it is that my referring to that music as not particular serious is any more of a "transgression" (!!!!) than you referring to me as a "snob". "Putdown" ? C'mon man, lighten up. I don't know the person who posted that video nor why he chose that music; not to mention that he is clearly not part of this discussion. Have you nothing better to do than play monitor? What have you contributed to this thread besides your criticism of me? Nothing.
****There is no accounting for taste. ****
****You have your, I have mine, he has is, and they are each as valid as the other. ****
Also true, but "as valid" only to each of us. I can respect the fact that you may like Velveeta more than aged Vermont cheddar, but don't tell me that I am not allowed to say that Velveeta is not particularly good compared to aged Vermont cheddar. I am not interested in the kind of relativism that you seem to adhere to. If that makes me a snob, I accept the title proudly.
Clint505, apologies for the irrelevant silliness. Now, to answer your and Chris' question: personally (and cheapskate that I am) I would probably be willing to pay around $2000 for that table simply to experience the benefits of Lp centering; with the assumption and expectation that a complex machine like that will need expensive (or impossible) repairs in the future and the assumption (probably unfair, but based on my experience with many different tables over the years) that, ultimately, that benefit will not outweigh possible downsides of the design. I would go for it. I can't imagine that you couldn't, as a worst case, get a very substantial part (or all and perhaps even more) of your investment back from the sale of the parts if the table breaks down.
Good luck. Very cool machine for playing some serious music :-)
From the OP.
I want to find out what the value of a Nakamichi tx 1000 turntable. I have access to one but I've seen values all over the scale. The unit seems in pristine condition.
Well..... if this thread was a real auction.
In_shore would have won a turntable for $3000. I hope he is a collector based on his comments.
Frogman lost out on bidding at $2000.
Ct0517 was outbid at $1500. it was a silent bid...
Thuchan, no need to make apologies for your choice of music. I like Paul
Simon, and I agree that the sound quality of his recordings is generally very
good. I apologize if I came across as critical of the music; it was simply a
bad attempt at humor. Great table! I have been intrigued by it since the old
TAS days when (I believe it was) REG would always speak highly of the
benefits of LP centering. Regards.
This was 2 years ago; the OP probably bought and sold the TX1000 in that length of time. But $6-7K range is where I have seen them for sale. I agree that $3K would be very low. On the other hand, the first guy, who said that they are hard to repair if malfunctioning is very correct, so far as I know. Makes you think we're living dangerously with vintage turntables, or something like that.