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    pop-up light

    Hello, hello. It's been a while since I post; it's been a busy Summer. I was wondering if any of you had installed or know if it is possible (and aesthetically pleasing) to install a pop-up light on a TT, like the ones on the technics 1200mk2.

    Thanks from New Jersey!

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    yup. bust.

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    Sorry dude, what do you mean? Can you post a pic.

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    poppa, on a Technics SL1200, you have a small light that pops up when you push it in (it's like a button, that pops up), and it shines it's light over the LP, giving you an idea of where the run in grooves are for the tracks , and an idea of where your stylus is, in the dark when you're dj-ing in a club

    I don't know of such a retail available button, and especially not one including a light, well, of course you're willing to install a car headlight in your turntable...

    you could try to build something like that yourself, albeit simplified, so you have to push it in, and pull it out yourself. Shouldn't be too hard, but it needs to be made careful when you want it to look really good...

    why do you need it? another option is a flex light, possibly mod it a bit, so it looks nice with your tt

    Good luck!
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    The equivalent of 1,000 words...
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    Oh I see...I just use one of these clip on lamps. You'll have to get creative barbarian. Clearly that pop up light is proprietary to the 1200.
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    thanks for the posts mates! i finally got some descent 23 inch stands. its all looking (and sounding much better now). i finally got around to properly cleaning the marantz (no more noise when i change the volume).

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    That's good news

    I hope you still like the marantz, and the ADS speakers...

    you could try one of these flex reading lights

    the pop up things are specially made for the 1200 series, and cannot be found in an aftermarket version, let alone the fact that you'd have to cut a hole in your tt :d

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    Marantz CD5001 OSE
    MIT AVt 2 IC's
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    Siltech MXT New york IC's
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    I'm a happy 20 year old...

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    I'm glad to see you're up and running. That's a nice looking rig you've got there. All you need now is a stack of mint vinyl!
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    Looks great man!! It must sound fantastic. Next time I'm headed to Newark I'll drop you a line so I may come and hear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbarian

    Looks nice...Ima have to get one of those vintage Marantz. Got more pics?
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    thanks for the help. this forum has greatly improved my appreciation for my records. moving into the new APT with hardwood floors improved things as well. now i can have a mosh pit or dance party next to the TT and no skipping problems arise; carpet is just terrible for TT resting on a cheap IKEA table. thanks again!!!

    poppa: i am 15 minutes from Phila, not NYC. But definitely drop me a line if you're in the neighborhood. Take care.

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    Oh I love that last one.

    Dude check out this score...

    Help! I keep buying vinyl!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by poppachubby
    Oh I love that last one.

    Dude check out this score...

    Help! I keep buying vinyl!!!
    wow oh wow! you are on a roll. this score + the goodwill one. what part of town do you live in?

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