I used this TT around 1986 with a Denon 103. Had no complaints!
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High output. No step-up needed. These are famous for low cost and high performance. A company called "Zu" uses the stock 103 as a starting point and modifies into a new product.
The article says to use a step-up transformer. I never used one and thought it sounded great. YMMV
I was fortunate to secure a Stanton 681EEE. I installed it today and the results are very pleasing. My expectations were realistic as I know we're not talking high end here, but for lack of a better way to put it, I am hearing a little more of most everything.
Although not quite up to the standards of the relatively upper end turntable and cartridge I had previously, all things considered, an excellent bang for the buck!
Ha! I have a Stanton 681EEE on my Technics SL-1700. Its nothing like the Koetsu on my big rig but its magic on the Technics. Well magic in the sense I dug it out from a box and when I heard this old relic best my Cal Audio CD player it was the single biggest factor in convincing me to go analog.
So I have a pretty good idea the system you have now is the kind that can be both fun and very satisfying. Not to mention cool, to have something today that sounds so good yet is practically a time warp back to 50 years ago. Love to see some system pics!
That is a really good way to describe it - fun and satisfying. I don’t feel a need to be quite so particular in how I use the system as previously but it provides a terrific listening medium. Especially considering I’ve owned a number of the pieces since college (many moons ago). As I understand it pics can’t be posted here in the forum. When I can I’ll post in the systems area and note this thread accordingly.
My first real TT I bought it at Crazy Eddie's on Flatbush Ave Bklyn NY with Shure ME97 cart .it was like $90.i Sold it in a couple months but an add in the Village Voicec.sold it for $90 and bought a Technics SL1350 with Shure V15 cart $379.from a place on 45 st I remember carrying it on the Subway.It was Fantastic .This was 1973.