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Offline Tom

My little vintage find for today
« on: November 08, 2012, 12:49:08 PM »
Luxman 707 - late 60s

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Offline Supergrand

Re: My little vintage find for today
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2012, 01:41:30 PM »
Noice - valves?

Offline Tom

Re: My little vintage find for today
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2012, 02:19:46 PM »
And one of these..any good? Lux PD-284

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Re: My little vintage find for today
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2012, 03:11:21 PM »
Nice pair  8). I've always liked Luxman turntables (and most of their other stuff)
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Re: My little vintage find for today
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2012, 03:26:21 PM »
Beautiful find- is it going into the collection?
Some buying info from AudioGon:

If youíre in the market for a Luxman, I can offer the following advice:

#1: Check the tonearm wiring carefully and look over the cartridge clips. The wiring in my tonearm is very delicate and the connections at the cartridge end can get a bit tenuous. I re-terminated mine with Cardas clips not long ago and the connection -- as well as the sound -- is much improved.

#2: Check to see the auto lift-up works. If it doesnít, be sure itís not disengaged. Thereís a little switch on the underside that allows you to turn it off if it offends. This is an electronic turntable, and as such, itís not easy to fix. (The auto lift uses an optical sensor that triggers the actual mechanism.) On the other hand, a broken auto lift mechanism could mean a nice discount on an otherwise perfect Ďtable.

#3: Check for speed accuracy and stability using the built-in strobe. Itís accurate enough.

#4: Remember that the armís damped cueing is not as silky as that of a Rega, so be careful the first few times you set down the stylus until you get the hang of it.

Thatís about all. In general, Iíve found the Luxman PD-284 to be simple to setup, easy to enjoy and dead reliable. If you can find one, my advice is to pick it up because, unless you absolutely NEED the pace, rhythm and attack of a Rega, Thorens or Linn, a nicely preserved Luxman will give you years of fuss-free, laid-back musical enjoyment
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Re: My little vintage find for today
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2012, 03:51:50 PM »
And one of these..any good? Lux PD-284
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Offline Tom

Re: My little vintage find for today
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2012, 03:58:42 PM »
Beautiful find- is it going into the collection?
Some buying info from AudioGon:


Yip, just gone into the collection...Cosmetically also in tip top shape, Just going to try and figure out now what cart is on it.

Excellent, thanks for the kind advice guys.

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Re: My little vintage find for today
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2012, 04:13:59 PM »
Learn something new everyday - Micro Accoustics S1 Cart with a MA PE 50 stylus, seems mid 80's
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