Where did your LP12 journey start?

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Where did your LP12 journey start?

Post by Mr Onion » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:29 am

Digging through the old receipts I have for the HiFi I rediscovered this from 1980. My first born *sniff*

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... and what(I hear you ask) remains of that particular LP12?


Well, counting through everything and rechecking, there is the Outer Platter, and .....



... well, just the outer platter :roll: Everything else has been replaced along the years.
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Re: Where did your LP12 journey start?

Post by LD100 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:57 am

October, 1978...fall was in the air, fair maidens still loved the music of the late 60s and early 70s and I had managed to scrape together enough cash to buy a new Sondek LP12...

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All original...nothing has worn out that needed to be replaced. :smt023 :smt023 :smt023


Well, OK, a couple of changes...new armboard for Ekos 2, new clear lid, new springs and grommets for the heavier Ekos arm and regular oil and belt replacement. :smt020

Forty plus years later, I think I got my $550 dollars worth out of this baby! xss19
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Re: Where did your LP12 journey start?

Post by Coyote Jim » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:28 pm

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Still have.
Plinth
Lid
Top Plate
Outer Platter
Crossmember
Hinge Brackets
8) :smt023 :smt020 :smt007
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Re: Where did your LP12 journey start?

Post by varyat » Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:04 am

LD100 wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:57 am
October, 1978...fall was in the air, fair maidens still loved the music of the late 60s and early 70s and I had managed to scrape together enough cash to buy a new Sondek LP12...

Image

All original...nothing has worn out that needed to be replaced. :smt023 :smt023 :smt023


Well, OK, a couple of changes...new armboard for Ekos 2, new clear lid, new springs and grommets for the heavier Ekos arm and regular oil and belt replacement. :smt020

Forty plus years later, I think I got my $550 dollars worth out of this baby! xss19


Great blast from the past LD100! I bought my first "proper" speakers from Victor's in the late 80's- pair of Proac Supertowers. Still use them in my AV system :D That was my second favorite shop after ProMusica..great memories!
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Re: Where did your LP12 journey start?

Post by Craig Lang » Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:29 pm

Mark,
Is ProMusica still there ?
John used to post on the green forum years ago.
Always meant to call in when passing and say Hi to him and Ken but never managed too.
Ken made some great recordings for Naim music .

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Re: Where did your LP12 journey start?

Post by varyat » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:24 am

Yes Indeed, ProMusica is still "there" :D They have moved to a different location - same neighborhood. John and Ken are still at it and Ken is still making fantastic recordings- he does a lot of vinyl transfers now. After what seems like decades, they have started offering LP12's again which has forced John out of his set-up days retirement 8) . Still a great shop which caters to vinyl but are very serious about streaming as well..If you are ever back in town, worthy of a visit I would think :smt023 . Dave's Record Shop is just around the corner and is a must stop!
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