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    I have a chance to buy a Pink Triangle LPT turntable in alleged good condition and perfect working order (blah blah) including a Goldring 1042 cart w/ v little use and an RB250 arm. The price is £300. I intend to pay on collection so will be able to inspect it before I part with my money.

    Is this a good buy? What I want to know is... although I'm sure this setup will give me great enjoyment for a while I most likely would want to tinker about a little. So my main question is whether the turntable is good enough as a base for superior arms/carts etc. I know a great deal of performance should be squeezed out of what's there at the moment.... but you know how it is when you want to start playing

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    if it is in good nick it's a good price, change the rega weight for Mr Michell technoweight and the arm will carry a wide range of carts, especially if you have the arm rewired at some point http://www.michell-engineering.co.uk...ecnoweight.jpg


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    I also have a pair of Technics SL-1200s and have looked extensively into the Rega arm mods, but thanks for the info

    I want a hi fi turntable tooas I want to split my system up into2... a"work" set up and a normal one so when I move again I can put my PC and the 1200s etc and all the bloody records into another room and not clutter up the living room ;)

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    I heard a LPT in the early 90s. I recall it was a lovely little deck, very musical.
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    great deck very neutral sounding. ie fluid midband.

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    only heard good things about PT decks - maybe a touch unreliable (in reputation, not personal experience, so pinch of salt). Can be serviced by Funk Company these days (probably?). I'd say its a good price - obviously plenty of chance to modify Rega arms.

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    Sounds like a good price to me if the deck is as good as described..

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    Buy it!... It was the only deck I ever heard that I thought sounded more 'musical' than the rock, whilst retaining the pace and openness I love about that deck. Sonically, brill...act now. Fragility has apparently been an issue, but at that price you can get it looked over and tarted up and still be laughing.
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    Thanks for your comments, guys... mind made up now

    I had a hunch it was a good buy but wanted some reassurance. Waiting to see if he canwait 'til payday and if so it should hopefully be mine

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    If you don't get any luck with the LPT there is someone selling an Export for £400 in my local free ads.

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    mmm, I'd say drop the extra £100 on the Export. That way, you could eventually upgrade to Anniversary spec

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    Here's the ad.:
    PINK triangle export turntable, Rega tonearm & audio technica moving coil cartridge, electronic speed change, suspension, exc cond, cost new over £1000, will sell for only £400.01225 766792 NC Trowbridge.

    Cheers SCM.

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    Both good decks at the price. Would have been wary a year or so ago, but now that Arthur is back with the Funk firm it should be far less risky should anything fail.

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    Dear Uncle Ants...the only thing wrong with your website is....No Rock
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    or michell .or a certain scottish record player that chezi and snapper love. and no sme arms.

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    Don't you mean the only thing wrong with some suppliers is their somewhat olde worlde attitude to people buying and selling stuff online??

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    Sorry U A , it's my (rather tired) standard joke on here. Is he a bit sniffy? I really know zilch about that. Have met the bloke and he's v.nice in person, but I had wondered why no dealers seem to stock the new Rock.:Not Sure:
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    theres a rock reference on ebay with excalibur arm. wow what a set up aye?

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    rockmeister wrote:
    Sorry U A , it's my (rather tired) standard joke on here. Is he a bit sniffy? I really know zilch about that. Have met the bloke and he's v.nice in person, but I had wondered why no dealers seem to stock the new Rock.:Not Sure:
    No, not specifically, but many of them are. We'll get there though early days yet. The range will expand slowly but surely.

    Dunno re the Rock - probably seen as a bit risky by a lot of em. They'll only want to carry what's a sure fire seller as TTs will only be a teensy bit of their trade. Hence at the higher end you'll see Michells everywhere, but not many of theless well knownbrands.

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    supercapman wrote:
    Here's the ad.:
    PINK triangle export turntable, Rega tonearm & audio technica moving coil cartridge, electronic speed change, suspension, exc cond, cost new over £1000, will sell for only £400.01225 766792 NC Trowbridge.

    Cheers SCM.
    Thanks for the pointer

    Unfortunately I can't really stretch to 400 right now.... especially considering I would have to buy a phono stage with MC input too.

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