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If you don't have a true phonograph input...you will need something like this to get the right level/equalization....otherwise it will sound like crap.


(There are other brands)





You can get one here:





miroslav - miroslavmusic.com


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Get a new needle cartridge for it, too. I replaced mine a couple of years ago, and hadn't since I got it over 10 years ago. WOW, what a difference a new needle makes. It took me a couple of days to find one, but it sure was worth it.

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The 1200 tracks pretty heavy. Tears up the records, but was a popular DJ model after the 1800.


You'll probably need all new rubber parts, but they are very cheap (projector and recorder belt company... they have a new name, but still sell all the old parts... google them.)


You'll want a gage to set the stylus to track true (get L & R balanced, etc) and as others have mentioned, you'll want a phono preamp. There are cheap ones, there are better ones, your own tweakyness will decide... but they are the same as guitars, amps, mics, A/D converters, speakers, etc.... you can buy cheap, or you can buy good, but you cannot buy good cheap.



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