Vintage DD turntables. Are we living dangerously?

I have just acquired a 32 year old JVC/Victor TT-101 DD turntable after having its lesser brother, the TT-81 for the last year.
This is one of the great DD designs made at a time when the giant Japanese electronics companies like Technics, Denon, JVC/Victor and Pioneer could pour millions of dollars into 'flagship' models to 'enhance' their lower range models which often sold in the millions.
Because of their complexity however.......if they are 'unobtanium'....and they often cannot be repaired.
the Technics SP 10 R has a switching power supply, it can be an economic advantage for Matsushita but I do not like this kind of power supply; fortunately, the power supply is far from the drive unit, but it could trigger spurious feeds of the nearby connected electronics.

@lewm should not the MK3 platter have thick rubber under it as for MK2?
Dear @lewm : Maybe " ringing " was an exageration: mea culpa. Look, those 21 lbs and the build materials and as you said does not impedes resonances. Micro Seiki big TTs has even weigthy blended metal platters that rings like a bell and I mean it because I own it. No the MK3 is far away from the MS in that regards. So, stay calm about.

Do you know why you prefers the Dp-80 over the TT-101?, not only because better specs but even that the DP-80 platter is not a heavy one like the MK3 and others is way silent that many due to the double platter design and even that my Denon units are dampened by me with a damped material underside the bi-platter.

@totem395 the point that you can’t understand how in " hell " any one can makes such kind of statements with the new Technics vs the MK3 ( that I know very well. ) only talks of different training levels between you and me and obviously different knowledge and ignorance levels in between.

I know very well Technics and I know that they can’t celebrates that great anniversary with SL-1000R if that unit been not superior to what the did it in those old times.

Technics has and never forgot its CULTURE and still belongs to the Mathushita group because of that and they are taking advantages of all that amazing audio culture they seeded over the years with the latest technology at hand today.
They are not a " garage " audio manufacturer and seems to me that you just ignore everything of what Technics name really means its real meaning.

Think in different way with other premises can be a misunderstood by your self or by other gentlemans that think like you.

When Denon comes again to competes Technics you can be sure that the items will be superior to the DP-80 or even the DP-100. Same for Pionner or Yamaha.

TT-101?: did you read the @lewm where by a " hair " he prefers the DP80 over a refurbished TT-101?
JVC/VICTOR never competes vs Technics, Denon, Pioneer or Yamaha regarding TTs or at least at that levels. Is a good unit but that’s all. If you own the TT-101 just put on sale and buy the new Technics or even a vintage Denon.
Btw, who told you that the TT-101 is so " superlative " as you think because that's a total misunderstodd by your self or the one that told you?

@best-groove you even do not own those Technics. I don’t understand your post. Anyway, this is an opportunity for people like you that in the near future will afford the MK3/MK2 with lower prices than last year.

Regards and enjoy the MUSIC NOT DISTORTIONS,

Dear Raul, If I did write that I prefer the DP80 over the TT101, it was a typographical error.  Because the opposite is true, although I do like and admire the DP80 very much.  (I did and do say that the DP80 is less colored than the two SP10 Mk2's that I have owned.) I think if you'll re-read my post, you'll find you misinterpreted my words; I prefer the TT101 to the DP80 by a smidgeon.  This means very little to anyone else. It's only my personal opinion.  I will say also that the TT101 plinth should be discarded in favor of a more modern and higher mass design, IMO. That makes a lot of difference to the performance in my experience.  Halcro and Thuchan (and also I) have done this.

I think you were quoting me, when you wrote, "those 21 lbs and the build materials and as you said does not impedes resonances".  But I think you got me wrong, again.  I wrote that the material composition of the Mk3 platter makes it rather more immune than most to resonating at a single frequency, because of the CLD construction.  I then went on to concede that anything will resonate if you whack it hard enough, which IMO is an irrelevant way to test platters.  But the MK3 platter would tend to resonate in a broad band of low amplitude, again because of its composite construction. The bottom line is that compared to most other platters, the Mk3 platter is more dead.  I can only hope that the SP10R platter is as dead.  It's lighter in weight, according to specs I read.  Don't get me wrong, however, I would love to own a 10R some day.

The MS platter may or may not be resonant, but those heavy platters are made of a single metal, which may make a difference.

I see you have miss quoted me also, I did not say how in "hell"
anywhere in my post but still find your your sweeping 
assumptions of others opinions off putting.

But carry on as usual.