Category Archives: turntables

Technics SL-1200G

The Technics SL-1200 was always more than a disco fashion accessory. To those who’d only ever encountered Regas and Linns, the Technics might look like a chintzy bauble, but see one in the flesh and you begin to understand why

Technics SL-1200G

The Technics SL-1200 was always more than a disco fashion accessory. To those who’d only ever encountered Regas and Linns, the Technics might look like a chintzy bauble, but see one in the flesh and you begin to understand why

Thorens TD125

Herman Thorens first registered the company in 1883, in St Croix, Switzerland. It started as a manufacturer of musical boxes and associated equipment, and then in 1903 produced its first Edison type phonograph, then focussed on horn gramophones for the new shellac records.

Thorens TD125

Herman Thorens first registered the company in 1883, in St Croix, Switzerland. It started as a manufacturer of musical boxes and associated equipment, and then in 1903 produced its first Edison type phonograph, then focussed on horn gramophones for the new shellac records.

Keith Monks Omni Mk.VII

“Other products are available”, as they say, but traditionally the Keith Monks Omni was always the one that serious record collectors recommended – as well as being the choice of the record libraries of august broadcast organisations like the BBC. It’s

Keith Monks Omni Mk.VII

“Other products are available”, as they say, but traditionally the Keith Monks Omni was always the one that serious record collectors recommended – as well as being the choice of the record libraries of august broadcast organisations like the BBC. It’s

NAD 5120

It was something of a surprise, to be frank. When NAD introduced its 5120 turntable in 1981, the brand’s stock was very high – the 3020 amplifier was unassailable and they couldn’t make enough of them. Typically, it would find itself

NAD 5120

It was something of a surprise, to be frank. When NAD introduced its 5120 turntable in 1981, the brand’s stock was very high – the 3020 amplifier was unassailable and they couldn’t make enough of them. Typically, it would find itself

Linn Basik

Back in the early nineties, Linn Products was still regarded primarily as a high end specialist turntable manufacturer. After all, its Karik/Numerik CD spinner had only been around for a couple of years, and the LK1/LK280 pre-power amplifier combo was

Linn Basik

Back in the early nineties, Linn Products was still regarded primarily as a high end specialist turntable manufacturer. After all, its Karik/Numerik CD spinner had only been around for a couple of years, and the LK1/LK280 pre-power amplifier combo was

Technics SL-1200GAE

Just when we least expected it, Technics went and killed off the SL-1200. Let us rewind back to 2010, when the recession was biting and only certain types of hi-fi were really doing anything at all, sales-wise. CD player sales were falling

Technics SL-1200GAE

Just when we least expected it, Technics went and killed off the SL-1200. Let us rewind back to 2010, when the recession was biting and only certain types of hi-fi were really doing anything at all, sales-wise. CD player sales were falling

Technics SH-50P1

This beautiful electronic stylus pressure gauge was originally designed to be bundled with Technics’ EPA-500 tonearm, itself made to match the SP-10mkII transcription turntable. It was also made available separately however, and by 1978 most of the world’s hi-fi magazines

Technics SH-50P1

This beautiful electronic stylus pressure gauge was originally designed to be bundled with Technics’ EPA-500 tonearm, itself made to match the SP-10mkII transcription turntable. It was also made available separately however, and by 1978 most of the world’s hi-fi magazines