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Audiotek (or Audio Technica) MTX-950

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
I have come upon this turntable through craigslist.

I can't find any info via web searches.

I have some pretty good pictures, and it appears to be a direct drive unit, with a pretty fair tone arm......the tag on the back of the unit says Audiotek MTX-950 however the stylus says Audio Technica.

Anyone have any info on this unit??

thanks..........
post #2 of 10
Thread Starter 
Ok.....let's try again, almost 100 views and no one knows.

Is there a resource that might have info??

thanks again
post #3 of 10
I have never heard of that table, I even checked Vinylengine, no luck there either.
post #4 of 10
This thing?:

http://jonesboro.craigslist.org/ele/2659376790.html

Title says $50, description says $60 firm. Guy sounds flaky already. Probably needs a new cartridge by now, and if any other parts are needed in the future, they will certainly be hard to find, if not impossible. I'd pass.
post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
Yeah that is it......he started off at 60, then relisted at 50.

He sent me some better photos that are kind of interesting. Kind of gray market stuff I guess.
post #6 of 10
Never heard of the brand "Audiotek" - the cartridge is likely aftermarket (Audio-Technica is a real company, and really does make cartridges - they're not all that uncommon either).

You can get a new Sony or Pioneer for about twice that, and they look to be about the same thing; they're also automatic and all that jazz. Alternately, you can probably find something else used that's a bit less...shifty. I agree with WilliamZX11.
post #7 of 10
Hi there!!
I have this turntable that you mention, what do you want to know?
Regards!!
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
Was/is it a high end unit? Do you have any links where I could find more info? Was it a U.S. or foreign model?

thanks!!
post #9 of 10
Hi again!!
This turntable was made in Korea.
It has everything that anybody needs to listen relaxed your favourite music, and of course, all the elements to protect better the life of your vinyls, it comes with strobo scope, speed adjusting, selector button 33/45RPM, anti-skating knob and weight balance.
Sadly, there isn't any information on internet about this turntable. mad.gif
Here are some pictures.

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These next two pictures are from the original cartridge and stylus, now I have another cartridge witn an 'STANTON' stylus.

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And of course the original Instruction Manual.

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Hope this helps.
If you have another question or doubt don't hesitate to contact me.
Regards!!
post #10 of 10
The turntable is a crude attempt to use the Audio-Technica "name" ...almost...lol. Very low-end stuff. Original cost probably around $200 or less. It was probably part of a cheap stereo system package deal 20-30 years ago.

Audio-Technica makes some excellent phono cartridges, and a lot that are very cheap ($30 to $800). Chances are it's a very cheap one. You can tell by going to the Needle Doctor website and looking at the Audio-Technica cartridges page where they have color pictures of each one.

It is probably a 95-series cartridge, which manufacturers buy for about $15-20 each for use as original equipment on their low-end turntables. It is very likely the original cartridge that came with it.

Before I would use something like that, I would move the arm through its full range of motion and make sure it moves VERY freely; no little "catches" or drag or rough spots in the pivot bearings. Any arm problems can damage records.

I would also get a new cartridge, just to be safe. You can get the Audio-Technica 95E from Needle Doctor for $49, and that way you will know you have a new stylus that will not damage your records.




I have some pretty good pictures, and it appears to be a direct drive unit, with a pretty fair tone arm......the tag on the back of the unit says Audiotek MTX-950 however the stylus says Audio Technica.
Anyone have any info on this unit??
thanks..........[/quote]
Edited by commsysman - 7/15/12 at 9:09am
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