Check the model number. I don't believe Technics was making that particular model 40 years ago. What you have may be similar, or it may be very different but with a similar name.Quote:
If you can buy a Technics SL20BD refurbed for $200, grab it. Strong, durable, decent sounding turn table.
Been running mine since about 1975.
Originally Posted by mcnarus /t/1525154/what-do-i-look-for-in-purchasing-a-turntable-used-or-new#post_24592050
I can only speak for the quality of the SL20BD.
On the ebay link for the SL20BD it says: Requires an adapter for playing 45 rpm records Not Included. Cartridge cover not included
Is a adapter expensive and where would one be found? Is a cartridge cover important to have?
Originally Posted by mcnarus /t/1525154/what-do-i-look-for-in-purchasing-a-turntable-used-or-new#post_24594073
Heaven only knows. It should be a 10-cent plastic part.
Originally Posted by skriefal /t/1525154/what-do-i-look-for-in-purchasing-a-turntable-used-or-new#post_24594569
Nah. You should be able to pick up a plastic 45-rpm adapter for $5 on eBay, or a nicer metal adapter for $10 or so. Assuming of course that a family member or friend doesn't have one lying around that they'd give you.