78 Turntables, still available?

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  1. Splimcity

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    A friend has asked if I can locate a NEW turntable that plays 78's. After much browsing and no success I thought I would ask you guys. Does anyone know if these are still produced?

    Cheers:(
     
  2. Charlie Whitehouse

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    This is a bit like a sketch from Not The Nine O'Clock News! Ha, Ha!!

    But seriously, I bought one a few years ago for my uncle. Thorens still make them. Try here. Not cheap. Don't think there's currently a UK distributor but you might be able to import. There may be others available. :D
     
  3. Tides2002

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    I would try contacting Rega, as they used to do a 78-RPM version of the P2, although it’s no longer listed they may be able to help you.
     
  4. dts_boy

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    Project do a version of the debut with 78 capability. its called the speed board, i think, give them a call as i am pretty sure they do something!
     
  5. TheDufster

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    I think the Stanton DJ turntable can play 78s
     
  6. philmate

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    Splimcity, my Dad passed away a year ago and I have a stack of 78's in my garage. No idea of prices but I know he had some gooduns, so he told me. If your friend gets a 78 player maybe he could give me a pm.Theres quite a few, may make the buy worthwhile ?.

    Philmate.
     
  7. mickey moo

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    The new Pro-ject debut phono does 78 by moving the belt onto another pulley available in black or silver with phono stage built in. rrp £160
     
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    :devil: :p :p :devil:
    I know that you said new, but a good condition Garrard 401/ 301 with a Rega or SME arm would probably see out most other decks for 78's and would be good for LPs as well.
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  9. ReTrO

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    It's still available!

    I suspect it will be until Rega decide to stop making the P2. (Give them around 50 years then!)
     
  10. General Skanky

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    I believe a 2nd hand Linn LP12 will do 78's also.
     
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    Most second hand LP12s only play 33RPM General (Nirvanas & Valhallas - although later Valhallas were supposed to have 33/45 switches), unless they are fitted with an 45 RPM adaptor (this is regarded as a sacrilege by real LP12 nuts BTW as it stuffs the sound) or they are using a Lingo or upgraded PSU IIRC. Ive not heard of 78 RPM adaptors IME.
     

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