I always like the Denon DD 'tables. The DP-60 and 62 were very nice units...
I really like my Mitsubishi LT-30.
I love my 33 year old Yamaha YP-D8. Rock solid with auto shut-off, built in strobe and hinged dust cover. Easy on the eyes too.
Sony ps-x65 or 60.Quite good sound and built well. They are auto tables.
I have a vintage JVC QL-Y5F automatic dd table. I paid around $350 for it on agon a little less than a year ago. I have been looking for a vintage Yamaha table to match my all Yamaha vintage system, and I just bought one today. My JVC came with a $100 retail ortofon cartridge on it. I would be willing to let it go for $200 plus shipping without the cartridge or $250 with the cartridge, plus shipping from WI.
Let me know if you have any interest and we can talk further.
I own a Yamaha PX-2 and a PX-3. They are linear trackers, direct drive and really do a good job for me. I like the PX-2 better since it has a heavier platter and better feet, but I would recommend them both.
I have a Sony PS-X6 that I think is great. It's fully automatic which is the reason I bought it. I already had a couple of Pink Triangle manual tables for the extreme listening and wanted an auto for casual listening in a spare system. I was very surprised by its performance.
No post 1st time. Let's try this again.
I have a 33 year old Yamaha YP-D8, which I love.
Rock solid build with auto shutoff, built-in strobe and hinged dust cover. While I might supplement it with a second TT one day, I would not be likely to part with the Yamaha.
I have a Sony PS-X7, which is a x-6 with a carbon fiber arm, it has new phono cables with Eichmans and has a totally manual function. EVERYONE is surprised by its performance.
The Denon 47F would be a good addition. I've a couple and have given them as gifts to my kids to get them interested in vinyl. The are a 'no fuss' entry to great music.
It would help a lot if you would give a price range. Any of the tables mentioned, including your own, can be bettered, if more bucks are involved.
Yes Lewm - I understand that might give some a bit of a thought process, however I don't know what the budget is yet. I do realize that the "sky's the limit" so to speak.
As stated, an upgrade in sonics (if you will) is important. I don't just want what I already have in terms of soundstage, other dynamics, etc. And the DP-45F and the DL301MKII are a terrific combination - so a move up is where I am heading.
I would think around $1000 (table and cart) or so would be where the limit would be.
Thanks for all the feedback - much appreciated.
I just recently purchased a Denon DP-62 and love it. These vintage TTs are so well built and sturdy.
A buddy in Australia just bought that same TT and absolutely loves it. They do perform very well. As stated, my DP-45F mated to the DL301MKII is a lovely sounding combo.
Enjoy your TT.
sony ps2500 or empire 208
In this price range: Lenco L75. I own three top end direct-drives, which I love dearly, but my Lenco holds its own among them. With all due respect, IMO the Lenco if well set up will be superior in many ways to mid-level vintage direct-drives. Depends on how one hears turntables and what one wants from the turntable, proper (as opposed to tonearm/cartridge).