Dual was one of the most common turntable brands of the 1970s, but the brand dates back to the 1920s. In fact, the name refers to the dual power scheme of the company’s original products — they could be wound up or powered electrically. According to Sauck, the CS-5000 is the third-best turntable the company made, ranking behind only the CS-7000 and the ultra-rare Golden Stone.
“These models were made for the high-end market,” he says. “They did away with all the record-changer mechanics to make simple but very stylish turntables. The CS-5000 has a great drive mechanism and a good, solid platter.”
Sauck said you can probably pick up one of these German-made, belt-drive beauties in good shape for $350 to $450.
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