Turntables

djklambakedjklambake Posts: 1,844
edited November 2012 in Musicians and Gearheads
Not sure if this is the best place to post this, but I'm interested in picking up a new turntable for vinyl and I'm wondering if you could get a really good but relatively inexpensive turntable, what would you get?
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6/27/98 – East Troy, WI
6/29/06 – Milwaukee, WI
9/25/11 – Vancouver, BC
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  • Jason78Jason78 Posts: 346
    I second that.
  • Audiotechnica makes a decent low end automatic turntable. It was my starter turntable for a few years, and when the stylus went bad, the replacement part was only $20 on amazon.
    It also might help to know that most stereo receivers do not have a phono input, which means you will need a preamp to get your maximum volume from the turntable, otherwise it's running at half output and you lose the whole essence of listening to vinyl. a good preamp is going to set you back $150-200,almost as much as the audiotechnica turntable.
    I upgraded to a B&O turntable, and still use my preamp on my Pioneer receiver.
    For browsing, I'd suggest going to http://www.needledoctor.com/
    They have all kinds of turntables, parts, and record cleaning equipment and supplies, too. Very reasonable in price, too.

    PS- most turntables are pretty much the same, but the true quality comes from the cartridge/needle.
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  • djklambakedjklambake Posts: 1,844
    RWInHiding" said:


    PS- most turntables are pretty much the same, but the true quality comes from the cartridge/needle.

    That's something I never would have thought of! Thanks man!
    6/27/98 – East Troy, WI
    6/29/06 – Milwaukee, WI
    9/25/11 – Vancouver, BC
    11/4/12 – (Eddie Vedder) Phoenix, AZ
    11/1/13 - New Orleans, LA
    11/19/13 - Phoenix, AZ
    11/21/13 - San Diego, CA

    @Benjamin_G_Lund
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