Oracle Delphi turntable
I stopped into an audio equipment retailer near my home town over the weekend. They run a trade in program and then resell some of the equipment. One of the items they picked up is an Oracle Delphi turntable. It comes with all of the original packaging and is equipped with an early Kuzuma tone arm and a Monster cable Alpha 2 cartridge. I'm guessing that the suspension in the cartridge is probably deteriorated due to age, so I'd probably need to replace it. They are asking $1500 for the setup, as is. The turntable is in decent shape, so corrosion on the aluminum, but otherwise it looks like it was well cared for. The dust cover is nearly perfect. I'm looking for opinions. Is this a good price? Is this a good turntable? I've heard good reviews on Kuzuma tone arms, and new tone arms from Kuzuma are three times the price of this turntable, so I suspect there is little risk that I'd lose money on the deal. What do you think? Should I go for it?
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