Hey guys- I have a Rega RP1 and it is fine and all, but I would listen to more vinyl if I had an automatic turntable. I know that is sacrilegious in the hi-fi community, but who cares. Does anyone have any favorite vintage automatic turntables? I was checking out the Sansui XR-Q7 and it sounds like a good option... Thanks in advance! -kidhominid
I remember my old turntable in the 70's was an automatic, it was a Pioneer PL516 if I remember correctly. But there are a lot of automatic Pioneer's around. It had an automatic return. I do remember one that was fully automatic but can't remember the make or model.
See if you can find a Denon DP-52F or even better a DP-61F. In the Denon line up the "F" denotes a full auto, while the "L" is a semi-auto. The "61" was the top full auto in the Denon line up...At the moment I have 2 of the DP-52F's and a DP-61F. I also have a DP-59L. The Denon's are a great table and have served me very well...
About the Denon and "L" or "F". The Denon DP-59L is not 'fully automatic. It does not return the arm to rest at end of play. It only LIFTS the arm. To start play the DP-59L you have to MOVE THE ARM MANUALLY to over the record start. A TRUE FULL is you turn it on, and the arm MOVES BY ITSELF to the start of the record. and at end of play moves itself back to rest.Agree the Denon 47F is a great table. Saw one sold at my local used record dealer for $349 including new cartridge on it.