Old German turntable


The ELAC Miracord 50. Anyone have one, heard one or are familiar with one?
thecarpathian
I have one that I bought at GoodWill some years ago. Paid about $20 (maybe less!) for it! Cleaned it and used it briefly. Then while fiddling with it I dropped the headshell - which fell under a pile of gear! My search for it was futile! Might as well have disappeared into another dimension! Right before I made my move to Florida I told my brother to check for it when the cleaning crew went to work. Alas, nothing! So I went months with a nonfunctional Miracord because I didn't want to spend another $40 for a new headshell! 
But I did pack the Miracord and had it sent along with most of my HiFi gear to Florida. Where it still sits (headshell-less) in storage! 
The Miracord 50 is an excellent rim-drive TT (like a Dual). It has a rather heavy tonearm - which I was planning to mount a Denon 103 on (probably a good match!). Should work well with low-compliance MC's! Definitely a collectible TT - and good German engineering! Someday I will buy a new headshell and get it out of storage! 

I also have on hand: 2 Dual's (1209 and 1229), a Garrard Lab 80, a Bogen/Lenco, and a Kenwood. All rim-drive. Along with 4 Empires, a Rek-O-Kut, a Fairchild, a VPI HW-19 and a Saul Marantz ST-7 linear-track. These are all belt-drive. And the list goes on ... I like collecting TT's and cartridges!
Just remembered that I have another rim-drive Rek-O-Kut (arm-less) in storage! And I would buy another Miracord if the price was right!
@roberjerman Great posts. Nothing to add except to say I have a Rek-o-Kut B12GH waiting for some love. 
@noromance : Definitely worth restoring! They had great (and powerful) motors - plenty of torque! My rim-drive Rek (with wood plinth) and Grace 707/Denon 103 sounded really good! 
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@roberjerman- thank you for posting. I’ve got a chance to pick up a Miracord 50h in pristine condition for a couple hundred bucks. Thoughts?
There are several on EBAY right now! Buy one in the best condition, of course!
Check EBay for comparative prices! Do not over pay! My $20 GW purchase was just one of those lucky finds - like the time I walked in and bought a pair of Klipsch Heresy's for $25!