a good friend of mine sent me a recent advertisement of an EMT 927 on Audiogon. It is equipped with a replica of an EMT 927 tonearm, a Stereo EMT pre, no scale, no shocking frame – and should go for 47.500 USD.
I remember having offered my EMT R 62 for the same price, coming with an Ortofon tonearm, shocking frame, glass platter, plastic platter, scale, two refurbished dual mono EMT pres and a Dusch converter which might be the better choice in terms of sound quality etc.
And well – it is a small auditorium knowing about the qualities of such a beautiful vintage turntable, being able to reproduce one of the best sounds in turntable history – and beating most of the modern products.
Of course it means something using this table with the Neumanns or other designated cartridges, like the Ortofon A90, the Denon Zu, the EMT JSD6, the Denon DL-A100, a very special FR-7f. You may also try the classical EMT carts – but the real challenge is using other combinations.