Vintage DD turntables. Are we living dangerously?

I have just acquired a 32 year old JVC/Victor TT-101 DD turntable after having its lesser brother, the TT-81 for the last year.
This is one of the great DD designs made at a time when the giant Japanese electronics companies like Technics, Denon, JVC/Victor and Pioneer could pour millions of dollars into 'flagship' models to 'enhance' their lower range models which often sold in the millions.
Because of their complexity however.......if they are 'unobtanium'....and they often cannot be repaired.
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Good to see my Well Tempered provides superior results to both the Victor and the VPI direct drive:

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I wouldn't make too much of that. Look at the mean frequency. You got a better test record, that's most of it. This app is useless for sorting the great from the pack. Still, an excellent performance from your WTT.


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