Brand: Technics
Model: SL1200 MKII
Link to supplier page: Panasonic site
Price: $1000 +/-
Purchased From/date: bought mine 2nd hand in 2001 for $1000 in average condition
Pros: Quartz pitch lock, aluminium die cast cabinet, direct drive motor, low acoustic feedback
Cons: 0% pitch lock aka 'the click'
Rating out of 10: 20
User review quick comment: The SL1200 MKII turntables have been the industry standard for almost 30 years, and were produced using the same blueprints since 1978. Their extremely sturdy chassis and platter, and well adjusted torque with a strong motor have made them a turntablist's dream, quickly gaining a legendary status in the DJ community, and are regarded as the greatest turntables in music history.

More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technics_1200