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Technics SL-1210GAE Anniversary delivery .
Everything I’ve bought from Japan, save a few overweight items, I had shipped EMS which delivers via USPS here.  FedEx and the automatic duties is a deterrent.    
Vintage DD turntables. Are we living dangerously?
60mm hole.  The mounting plate on the back of the armboard will be 69mm or 79mm depending which version.  
Best vintage DD turntables from the 70's and 80's?
Finally, I can login. None of the units I've worked on have had selectable transformer taps.  It may be that the Japanese domestic units did not while some of the export units did.  At any rate, it looks like Totem may have a rare unit.  
So many great golden era DD tables out there, what do you recommend for $1000?
Halcro10-01-2019 6:45amYou're right Lewm in your recollection of JP Jones' skepticism about Victor's Patented Bi-Directional Servo......And then Hiho (I think) produced all the World Patent Documents for it which floored JP who said he needed to r... 
Vintage DD turntables. Are we living dangerously?
 Platter continuing to rotate after you press the stop button is associated with calibration. A well calibrated turntable should stop pretty much dead when you press the stop button. But my TT101, which was calibrated by JP and works wonderfully, ... 
What about diamond cantilever/stylus combo
@chakster yes.  
What about diamond cantilever/stylus combo
@chakster http://fidelisanalog.com/2018/10/20/sony-xl-88d/ 
Who needs a MM cartridge type when we have MC?
You ever hear a relatively healthy 100CMK4 or 205CMK3 @chakster ? 
Vintage DD turntables. Are we living dangerously?
@lewm the actual calibration takes me about an hour all-in these days.  Repairs, done right, are where the cost is.   
Vintage DD turntables. Are we living dangerously?
There's simply no way the calibration survived that.  Barely nudging those pots drastically affects the circuit, and in the drive circuit they all interact.  The mechanically tolerance affects the setting, so aligning witness marks won't work.  Be... 
Sony PS-X9
Yahoo?  No.  
Sony PS-X9
The DP-100M?  Last one I saw with DK-100 went for $10K. How are you going to ship it?  All the proxy services I know of wash their hands of any guarantees in their fine print due to weight and size. 
Sony PS-X9
Did anybody see the dp100m on eBay?Yep. At least four years and counting.  
Sony PS-X9
That one is really rough.  You can see all the tell-tale signs of being stored in a very humid environment - corrosion under the finishes, splotchy finish someone shined up, etc.    
Sony PS-X9
What do you think of the phonostage in the PS-X9?I haven’t refurbed my unit yet so I havn’t paid much attention to it.  As I use an active DSP crossover I also use DSP for RIAA, so swapping phono stages is a bit more work for me than most.