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    Default Fitting a Rega to Technics SL1210

    Neville Roberts fantastic review on how to remove and fit a new arm to the old DJ spinner

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    First visit & post here - love the forum, and the sense of humor I've seen so far...

    For my money - a very under rated turntable by many.

    I use these on a daily basis at gigs with Rega RB300's & Ortofon Nightclub E mkII carts, and the improvements were truly amazing - there isn't a DJ that I've come accross, that can match the sound of my old work horses thanks to (effectively) tha same upgrade.

    With the right arm, I'll even use these tables at home - though it's hard to ignore my old Strathclyde 305 collection... very tasty!

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    welcome platter matter

    its a great deck!

    neville has done a great job here ..its easy to fit a rb25250/251/300

    wait till you hear a proper moddified rb300 hehhe

    best wishes
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    "wait till you hear a proper moddified rb300 hehhe"

    Yes... I'm contemplating the aforementioned

    I emailed you re a broken VTF Spring on one of my RB300's recently, and appreciated the speedy reply, and sound advice - skooze the pun - I've popped it into a box for further thought...

    I'm liking the "Gold" idea I had, as I tinker with "modding" 1200's for DJ's, and am in the process of rebuilding a totally gold finished one - it all takes time, and no doubt will be in touch when the time (and money) comes...

    But how do you hide these things from the ever watchful eye of "THE BOSS"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlatterMatter View Post
    though it's hard to ignore my old Strathclyde 305 collection... very tasty!
    Welcome to the forum PlatterMatter.

    I can literally see the old Strathclyde factory from my house. Never realised what it was until a few years ago
    Do to others as you would have them do to you. (Luke 6:31)

    From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” (Matthew 4:17)

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    Neville did a good job of writing the article although he did miss some points on the rebuild.
    I was the first person to install and write an article in HFW some years ago.
    Although this wasnt my original idea. I first saw some pix of a Technics SL1200 mark one which was built by Formula Sound with a strange arm on it ......................the penny dropped and the rest is history.
    My first attempt used a home built arm board made from mdf. Then I used carbon fibre and then ply. At this point Mark Baker got in touch with me and asked if he could laser cut arm mounts using my original design (this is because I own the copyright) I said of course you can Mark and the rest is history.
    Guess what, I have never made a damn penny out of this project.
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    HI S

    thats a bit of a bummer m8...i would have thought you would be expecting to get at least some freebies from the ol factory!!
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    The inordinate amount of research I did for this took about three weeks. When I phoned Matsushita in the UK if this could be done they said "It cant be done and after all it is only meant for DJs" This was a slap in the face for the Brit DJs and a statement that they dont care about their product. So the challenge was set. I would have moved Mount Olympus to achieve the end result .
    On my SL1210s and 1200s I have various arms which include three Origin Live DJ Silver, two Rega rb 250 DJ arms one Hadcock GH 242 and one other uni pivot the name of which escapes me at the mo.
    This turntable and these various arm combination is quite literally a GIANT KILLER. In comparison with high end t/t the 1200 will hold its head up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stewartwen View Post
    This turntable and these various arm combination is quite literally a GIANT KILLER. In comparison with high end t/t the 1200 will hold its head up.
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    that says more about a lot of the high end (read high priced) decks outs there, some are barley more sophisticated than a P3, there are a few stunning sounding high end decks out there, but sadly they are in the minority.

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    Yup totally agree with you Prof.
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    In my experience, the term high end generally, means overpriced eqpt that looks very good. I collect turntables and pick up arms and am very surprised that people still buy this overhyped junk! Just cos it got a couple of good reviews, as an ex HiFi journo I know which side of the braed the butter is on. I was told some years ago to just "copy and paste your review" I was stunned but I never did this!
    I have seen and owned some of the most expensiv t/ts in the world and to be quite honest the results of most of them where underwhelming.
    What am I using today? A humble Garrard 401 which cost me £30 many years ago, it has never missed a beat since its purchase.
    Nuff said.
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    hehhe try finding a 301 for £30 nowadays

    there is some new developments with this old technology happing today !!
    2010 pu7 arms come loaded with it

    and there is new turntables coming ready to accept it...stay tuned for updates
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    I look forward to your new products John!
    I have been developing a British DD turntable for a while now and know what you are up against.
    Good luck.
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    lo S

    a british DD ...sounding good already m8...have u got any pics you want to share ?
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    Sorry John I am unable to post any pix of it. I am bound by the manufacturer to secrecy, As my contract with them says I must not post nor tell anyone about the design detail.
    Save to say this will be proly the first UK built DD turntable in about thirty years. It has a projected retail price of about £2k.
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    THATS DAM RESONABLE!!!

    any idea when it will be hitting the shops?
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    TBH I think there's a glut of 2K turntables out there and I wonder if there's any decent money to be made in this area of the market anymore.
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    How many of them are DD? Good place to start?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cable Monkey View Post
    How many of them are DD? Good place to start?
    Don't think there are any tbh but I wasn't making any references to any particular type of deck just a general statement. There's a lot of expensive crap out there riding around on the vinyl bandwagon that's giving genuine good gear a tough time.
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    Well in a market where the DD and idle drive officianados have little or no choice new, it can carve a niche of its own as long as its performance is up to the mark.

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