Neat old Technics Turntable meets rubbish new speakers

  • Published on May 12, 2019
  • Testing new speakers with a built in phono preamp & taking a good look at a classic Technics SL6 turntable.
    Linear Technics Turntables on ebay

    ***I returned the Auna speakers and got a refund***
    Better Phono Speakers Review - Red Roth VA4 (other colours are available)
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  • Tim Howard
    Tim Howard 3 hours ago

    my Klipsch R-15PM Powered Monitor - Black (Pair) work very well

  • Paul C
    Paul C 5 hours ago

    I really enjoyed your video it's funny how you talk about people who sue for using there song. I was in a band for many years and we would improvise new sounds to Old/ Odd films. The Films had to be in in Public Domain so we can up load our music w/ the video to TheXvid. I had some music we did a video & it got Band from TheXvid and cuz it had the name Francis Ford Coppola in the Intro part of the video I used so I had to edit it out. Even a coffee house I used to do an open mic in had a sign on the back wall & it said "please refrain from doing cover tunes do original Tunes only" the owner told me it cost more to get a license to let people play cover tunes then I make in a year running this place.. So I need to know how do you compare a linear track turntable to let's say my Dual 506 Do you think the Linear is better Just wondering. I did like the Red speakers better. I think smaller is better I have 2 small JBL book shelf speakers & 2 Big Altec Lansing series 9 speakers they sound OK but they take up room.. back in the day my friends would say you got these huge gigantic speakers they must sound great then when I heard these little ones would say these are better.. & one other thing what if your 12" record is at a 45 speed will that play it at 45 or 33 I mad that mistake quite a few time with stuff inmy collection so now I wright 45 speed on the inside jacket sleeve so I know.

  • weerobot
    weerobot 9 hours ago


  • Jon Aiken
    Jon Aiken 9 hours ago

    I have a similar Technics turntable, model SL- B2, that I bought in the early 80's. It still works beautifully, and I still use it.

  • Oleg knows best
    Oleg knows best 11 hours ago

    What about MiniDisc? Picked a great sony for 30 bucks...

  • radornkeldam
    radornkeldam 16 hours ago

    Copyright enforcement just keeps getting more insane every day. Will it ever end, or, at least, stop getting worse?

  • Vinyl for Miles
    Vinyl for Miles 16 hours ago

    Love the TT! Speaker in theory are nice but application is so so

  • Loren Mars
    Loren Mars 19 hours ago

    I got the "Free" joke. "All Right Now."

  • antigen4
    antigen4 20 hours ago

    seems like a reasonable match

  • THX1138
    THX1138 Day ago

    I thoroughly enjoyed the video.

  • tsope mustakis
    tsope mustakis Day ago

    hi mate, love your videos. any way, i have seen this pro chap vu meter and figured you might like it. its not on ebay, so here is a link.

  • Andrew Hardy
    Andrew Hardy Day ago

    Usually anything with "built-in" added stuff turns out badly. If one thing fails, you lose it all and you can't just upgrade the one poorly performing component. I stay away from the All-In-One stuff nowadays.

  • Roderick Legato
    Roderick Legato Day ago

    100W max power, from a 45W power supply. There's a clue.

  • Rick G
    Rick G Day ago

    These Technics models are quickly bought up in Japanese auction or used audio sites for a few years now..

  • samysaar
    samysaar Day ago +1

    As soon as you read AUNA - RUN :-D

  • Rob G
    Rob G Day ago

    How does the record player know how quickly to move the stylus across the platter? Surely the groove is different on every record?

  • Adrián Redondo
    Adrián Redondo 2 days ago

    Pirates of the copyright

  • Andrew Luchsinger
    Andrew Luchsinger 2 days ago

    I still use Cassette tapes. Maybe it's because of my age or that I had worked in radio for as long as I have so far.

  • Mehdi J
    Mehdi J 2 days ago

    this turntable is a beast
    i want one

    DAVID GREGORY KERR 2 days ago

    One little problem is the Flexi-PCB between the base of the Technics and the lid is prone to cracking after a period of time and should be replaced if possible, get a MARANTZ TT143 turntable and see how that works out.

  • Wardo Gangsta
    Wardo Gangsta 2 days ago

    4:58 10/10 great puns👌🏼😂

  • Harper Marchman-Jones

    This is why I chose not to opt in to TheXvid monetization when publishing "Show Me the Sign". Copyright claims would have been auto-pursued by the publishing/distribution service without input from the copyright holders i.e., me and the band. Copyright protection on TheXvid and the mainstream internet in general is out of control, and it's bad for collaboration, bad for criticism, and bad for exposure.
    Thanks for all you do, Mat, and I hope you haven't had any DMCA issues with the previous video.
    I hope you're enjoying the record!

  • PretentiousBrownie
    PretentiousBrownie 2 days ago

    Love my little SL-3 turntable - that line of Technics turntables was all around great! As for those speakers? Yuck!

  • Erez Geva
    Erez Geva 2 days ago

    as always, you review an item, the ebay price jumps X3

  • Donald Sleightholme
    Donald Sleightholme 2 days ago

    it might be eu import tariffs or something? 🤔😐😔

  • Pete Smith
    Pete Smith 2 days ago

    The SL-7 is the best of this series!!

  • Amir Danial
    Amir Danial 2 days ago

    that new speakers sounded hollow like those cheap speakers.

  • John Thorogood
    John Thorogood 2 days ago

    I want an SL-6! But maybe I'll skip those trashy speakers!

  • Nemo's world of randomness

    The audiophiles that hate everything I do. Lol.

  • Crypto World
    Crypto World 2 days ago

    People like your videos and posted them elsewhere. but this twat 'techmoan thinks its a problem and wants to live in his small cave and not have friends. sorry mate.

  • David Grossberg
    David Grossberg 2 days ago

    Finally! I've long wondered what that vertical record player shown in some of the outros is. "The Gramovox Vertical Turntable"

  • Pietro Crespi
    Pietro Crespi 3 days ago

    Seriously, £100 more is 1000% more!

  • greyグレェ
    greyグレェ 3 days ago

    What a blast from the past!
    I saw one of these for $39 at a shop not too long ago, or maybe it was the mentioned Q?
    Regardless, for turntablism minded DJs, this covered and overly automated design won't make do.
    And unlike the ELPJ a linear tracking head.
    Still gives the vinyl wear, which is why folks spend so much for laser pickups, not because they wish to overspend, it's a form of respect to the dead.
    Though perhaps these could be taken and by a horologic hardware hacker it might be ideal to modify?
    With a new laser pickup? Though someone would have to do a lot of R&D to make it so much more fly.

  • Simas4287
    Simas4287 3 days ago

    That plug looks like some kind of animal.

  • Patrick Naville
    Patrick Naville 3 days ago

    Check this out.

  • kush
    kush 3 days ago

    In case of free take stairs

  • BASS boss
    BASS boss 3 days ago


  • MagnaLume Films
    MagnaLume Films 3 days ago

    I cringe when I see speakers with hard plastic outer panels and hollow inside. It kept getting worse when the 'grille' started peeling off. Kill them with fire.....!!

  • Hamutarou Rapisu
    Hamutarou Rapisu 3 days ago

    The casseiver is still a proper real cassette deck, even better would be their RX-C100 as it got separate left and right record level knobs along with separate phono, aux and radio.

  • RockeyDAproductions
    RockeyDAproductions 3 days ago

    what about fair use? dont you get 15 seconds?

  • Dana Jorgensen
    Dana Jorgensen 3 days ago

    LOL. There are always little things that just make you wonder how long material for this video has been sitting around waiting to be assembled into a final video. I noticed the amazon screen shots for the red speakers had a "speedy delivery alert" banner on the top of the page indicating a late 2017 delivery date, meaning those files have been kicking around for a year and a half before this video was assembled.

  • Andrew Rondeau
    Andrew Rondeau 3 days ago

    I loved my first Technics SL turntable so much that I upgraded to a quartz drive instead of replacing the belt when it wore out. One limitation is playing warped records. They tend to rub against the lid and cause a noticeable slow down every rotation. I get around this by removing the rubber mat and placing the record directly on the metal turntable. Glad to see such a glowing review!

  • Tim Blake
    Tim Blake 3 days ago

    Technics slq6 just increased in price one ebay fron 90 to 150.00

  • Ferris Film
    Ferris Film 3 days ago

    Anyone else hoping there was an after credits short

  • marisol diaz
    marisol diaz 3 days ago

    Auna speakers sound awful

  • Diggy Dude
    Diggy Dude 3 days ago

    If you're going to spend $400 on a turntable, why would you even consider cheaping out on speakers?

  • Falbert Forester
    Falbert Forester 4 days ago

    " sum up my impressions on the build quality: there just doesn't seem to be any." Classic line!

  • Christopher Lantesh
    Christopher Lantesh 4 days ago

    This turntable would be perfect for my 71 year old father. He's been wanting to listen to his old records, but we don't want to get him anything overly complex. This range of players looks nice and simple, and would be perfect for him.

  • Quattro 4
    Quattro 4 4 days ago

    Some say, techmoan has 7 1/2 inch member.

  • MiamiMillionaire
    MiamiMillionaire 4 days ago

    I still use more Tapes than CD's or Vinyl,s

  • flo richi
    flo richi 4 days ago +1

    What do you expect from Auna? They have one good enough product, the MIC-900B. The rest is pure shit.

  • reggiep75
    reggiep75 4 days ago

    4:35 - Chinglish, Korenglish and other manuals are entertaining things unless they really boil your head adding to the mayhem you've discovered!
    Those speaker are totally ghetto tho.

  • Dr Stevenson
    Dr Stevenson 4 days ago

    what's the song at 14:00?


  • TPD TV
    TPD TV 4 days ago

    'all right now' lol

  • Justin M
    Justin M 4 days ago

    i have had a sl-7 for years i love it but i cant play any record that is translucent as its sensors wont allow it i bet if you put some chair foam in those speakers they would sound better i think its the cabinet internal relfections that is causing bad sound

  • Display2012
    Display2012 4 days ago

    LOL you should have offered 99 pounds to a begger, instead (sorry for my English)

  • ejonesss
    ejonesss 4 days ago

    please bring back telling us the song titles.
    the copyright thing was a claim that means that ray parker jr is getting the money from that clip.
    so if you dont care about monetization (monetization is just a second play money income not a main making a living off income) then you could continue telling us the tracks.
    other option you could do is if you have your own web site you could list the songs there .
    you can also set up an automated email responder that we make subject the video id of the video and then the body is songs or something and the responder would reply back with the name.
    you could also just show the covers and we can look them up our self.
    also that claim is frivolous an abuse of the copyright system
    you could also post a version of the video that does have the song titles on tpb there only child abuse, malware, fakes are taken down yes you will need a good dmca resistant seedbox so you dont get copyright notices to your isp

  • Chris
    Chris 4 days ago

    How do ‘tubers get away with reaction videos or mash-ups without getting strikes?

  • SnekliwFilms
    SnekliwFilms 4 days ago +1

    Auna is a known bad brand, the are famous for fake specs.

  • corturia
    corturia 4 days ago

    intresting, the most auna stuff i have looked at online all gets good reviews and seems quality built,wonder if these were third partied out as they look really different to the rest of there range

  • polaris911
    polaris911 4 days ago

    Nice record player but that would annoy me it has to slowly scan the record before you can listen

  • excollier114
    excollier114 4 days ago

    nice turntable

  • Accessible Gaming
    Accessible Gaming 4 days ago

    Do you ever get things from Richer Sounds? British and seems a much more ethical company than Amazon, which is fairly horrendous in many ways.

    • mikeos1
      mikeos1 3 days ago

      Yes and Julian Richer has effectively just given the company to his employees.

  • djpirtu2
    djpirtu2 4 days ago

    Love these old Technics linear trackers. I have SL-DL5 and the same P24 cartridge. Bought a HyperElliptical needle for it and it sounds soo good...

  • James Smith
    James Smith 4 days ago

    Can you send me a link for the ground cable that went into the technics turntable

  • MyGodisYahweh
    MyGodisYahweh 4 days ago

    When are YOU going to make More Food ??

  • Concept Music
    Concept Music 4 days ago

    if you like grime or house Please check out

  • Popk1ller
    Popk1ller 4 days ago +1

    Techmoan in Danger: Buying auna speakers :D
    They are really not worth the ressources used (or better: wasted) for their manufacturing. same as amplifiers from "Skytech" or Speakers from Malone. :D
    i think he did read a lot of the "you have been warned" reviews on amazon and similar, but juts made a funny plot out of it.

  • Gareth Williams
    Gareth Williams 4 days ago

    The thought process of the designers is wonderful. Some great features

  • Jos Schoenmaker
    Jos Schoenmaker 4 days ago

    You get what you pay for, although £ 93 is still a lot of money for these garbage bins.

  • richycline
    richycline 4 days ago +1

    I have been with you for years, (at least 5) your channel is one of my favorites. Miserable people are often quicker to comment than happy people. I hope to see you hit 1,000,000 subs soon.

  • Alan Hartley
    Alan Hartley 4 days ago

    Hope the amp in these has a subsonic filter with the speakers sitting on the same surface. Subsonic feedback can make the stylus jump and bounce. Possibly not an issue with the fidelity of modern amps.

  • Antonino
    Antonino 4 days ago

    Is it possible to clean the mechanism and heads of a mini DV camcorder? If so, what is the best way?

  • pzkpfwiv freak
    pzkpfwiv freak 4 days ago

    are picture lp's something that has recently come out, or is that an european thing? i don't think i've ever seen one, but, i haven't bought an lp for 20 years, at least.

  • pzkpfwiv freak
    pzkpfwiv freak 4 days ago

    plastic cabinets sound like shit, take bose for instance...

  • ps
    ps 4 days ago

    Wow you’re on trending page!

  • Kurt Decker
    Kurt Decker 4 days ago +1

    Bravo I have always been a fan of linear turntables and think the old technics compact liners are very underrated

  • TheGuruStud
    TheGuruStud 4 days ago

    Thieves. You play short clips AND are advertising for them, but they get all the money. TheXvid is a joke. Abandon this shitty titanic.
    EVERYONE: install ublock origin! Stick it to youtube fucks.

  • SolarMoth
    SolarMoth 4 days ago


  • Ricky Tenderkiss
    Ricky Tenderkiss 4 days ago

    That “Free” reference was a deep dive, my man! 😎
    As a fellow refugee from the ‘70s, I salute you!!

  • Sungodv
    Sungodv 4 days ago

    Amazon should take those 'speakers' back...Technics was was my choice back in the mid 80s when I replaced my original component systems from the mid 70s.

  • Barb Melle
    Barb Melle 4 days ago

    From Leo: TheXvid is going to keep this insanity up and make the market ripe for another hosting company. Some political stuff has theirs and some small arts groups have their own host. Certainly the porn industry does. The ad volume has gotten way out of proportion also. If they drive off their content creators all that will be left will be silly videos of cats and little girls playing with makeup. How much would their ads be worth then?

  • José Sosa
    José Sosa 4 days ago

    I hope those turntables don't suddenly go really popular and people start asking a lot more than 100 bucks. That's a really nice piece of equipment.

  • miss Grace Jones
    miss Grace Jones 4 days ago

    all that for barely a 100 pounds? 1983 is better than today

  • Danger Otter
    Danger Otter 4 days ago

    Horrid speakers 😅

  • rambobunny1
    rambobunny1 4 days ago

    companies are stupid they're going after content creators that means they're not pirateers

  • Adam VK3SWL
    Adam VK3SWL 5 days ago

    Yeah but those Auna speakers were "pure precision".
    Has to be something wrong with your hearing or you are not accustomed to pure, precise sound.
    Seriously though, they remind me of the speakers I built as a kid out of Dad's discarded shoe boxes and some speakers from a dismantled TV set.
    They probably sounded better!!

  • Seth Rader
    Seth Rader 5 days ago

    This look quite similar to my realistic lab 2200 turntable minus the track selector and the tone arm on my is not attach to the lid.

  • Mr Fuji LAZOJA
    Mr Fuji LAZOJA 5 days ago

    you would love this

  • Mr Fuji LAZOJA
    Mr Fuji LAZOJA 5 days ago +1

  • Zoltán Boros
    Zoltán Boros 5 days ago

    Difficult to build a good speaker. I've never seen a cheap and good one.

    • Stephen Arling
      Stephen Arling 4 days ago

      In the 50s, good and cheap meant Stevens Trusonic drivers in a cabinet you designed & built yourself from acoustic plywood.

  • Montahue
    Montahue 5 days ago

    Are you starting to become a Audiophile ;) Those speakers look like they were made in the the late 60's and perhaps the designer also wanted them to sound authentically :)

  • Neko Imouto
    Neko Imouto 5 days ago

    those speakers might be worth something if someone modded them into a proper woodhousing. if nothing else, maybe the electronics are reusable with proper speakers.
    also, some youtubers use the "add as many different tracks to the video as possible and let the recordlabels fight each other over the claims" tactic, though i heard that doesnt work anymore

  • Teapot 21
    Teapot 21 5 days ago

    I have the SL10 quartz - absolutely love it!

  • Syd Bat
    Syd Bat 5 days ago

    The first video of yours that I ever saw was the one with the Sony desktop "portable" system (FH-7 MkII) As I watched that video, you also showed a picture of the MkIII, which was the system I had, until the amp and one speaker were destroyed by a power surge. I had that system for almost 25 years.

    That was when I decided to subscribe to your channel.

    Today, I check to see what cool goodies you have, and --- THAT'S OUR TURNTABLE! Well...almost. Ours is the SL-5. My wife bought it new in the early 80's (long before I knew her) and it is still going strong. The sound is quite good, especially after replacing the cartridge.

    Thank you for making these videos. Finding out the history and then seeing/hearing the result of your testing is captivating. As others have mentioned, you could probably do a video about paint drying, and people would watch without even questioning why they are watching.

    Cheers from Canada!

    LOHTEC 5 days ago

    Hopefully you are fighting these copyright claims under fair use.

  • Liam Jolly
    Liam Jolly 5 days ago

    This video is on the trending page

  • d vibe (swe)
    d vibe (swe) 5 days ago

    I've always wondered, why do 7 inch records have these larger center holes?

  • Laurens de Bruijn
    Laurens de Bruijn 5 days ago

    Is it possible that the bad sounding speakers had one speaker element internally wired in anti-phase compared to the other unit? Assuming they are 2-way then the tweeter could be in anti-phase compared to the bass element, and/ or compared to the companion speaker bass or tweeter element. That could give some strange metallic phasing effects.

  • Brendon Mills
    Brendon Mills 5 days ago

    This turntable looks to be very user friendly.