I have an older Yamaha PF1000 turntable and wondering if anyone knows anything about this model? I haven't played vinyl in years and am wondering if it's worth anything should I decide to sell it? Pete
DO NOT SELL IT!
Set it back up and buy yourself a $229 vacuum record cleaning machine from Audio Advisor or the Needle Doctor and spin away. You will glad you did. Vinyl is alive and well.
Check out websites for Music Direct and Acoustic Sounds and have a blast.
Thanks for the reply Jim and that sounds like great advise. I was curious as to the value because I see one for sale on eBay for $999.00 which is double what I payed for it when I was stationed over in Germany in the mid 80's. I have a hard time believing it could be worth that much! Pete
It is a fine TT and hopefully the Cart is still in good shape, the sound you like, and if replacement styli are available you are in good shape. I believe it is belt drive so a new one might be in order.
If you could get $1K on the internet for it there are many great options open to you at that price point. Could be a tough decision. I have 2 moderate quality TTs here that are 25+ years old and still work well. An Old Project One DR 220, and a Dual 503. Both are belt drive and still sound very good for what they are.
The next step up would be to look at a better phono stage, depending upon what you are using now. At the Web sites I mentioned you will see many with pricing all over the map. Check the Stereophile buyers guides for help and you will get plenty of free, great advise here.
What amazes most of us into vinyl is that many complained about vinyl not being high-end, but when the masses have ignored all that potential that the great digital mediums have to offer (SACD as an example) all to jump on convenience and mp3 sound and even inexpensive vinyl is way better sonically, most of us believe, than any compressed format.
What audio is today for most people is convenience at some acceptable level of marginal quality. Vinyl spinners are music lovers, convenience be damned.
Couldn't have said it better Jim !!!
Thanks guys, I appreciate the imput and will hang on to it. I visited our local record store and they sell used vinyl which I thought was great as I'll have a source to gather new material from. Pete