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Offline noahnoah

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Interested in buying a turntable..
« on: June 13, 2018, 12:34 »

How do i go about it?
And how do i connect it to my
Marantz receiver?

Tks

Offline alamakazam

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Re: Interested in buying a turntable..
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2018, 12:44 »
Depends what model

Depends on the inputs available

Does it have phono inbuilt?


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Re: Interested in buying a turntable..
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2018, 15:11 »
Those integrated TT that comes in a box with built-in phono and cartridge already installed are fine if you have some old records to play for nostalgia sake. Sound quality wise, they are far far away from the best that vinyl has to offer.

Unless you are willing to commit plenty of time and money into a good TT/cart/phono, stick to digital. Digital gives bigger bang for your dollar.

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Re: Interested in buying a turntable..
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2018, 15:21 »
How do i go about it?
And how do i connect it to my
Marantz receiver?

Tks

Whats your budget?

Offline noahnoah

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Re: Interested in buying a turntable..
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2018, 22:06 »

Budget around 700...

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Re: Interested in buying a turntable..
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2018, 22:19 »
Budget around 700...
Consider you already have phono on ur amp....Audio- technica, Thorens or Denons can consider.

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Re: Interested in buying a turntable..
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2018, 22:29 »
Can buy a used Technics SL-1200Mk2 ....
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Re: Interested in buying a turntable..
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2018, 02:26 »
get a used Rega 3 and don't get the Rega 1. At least a 3.

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Interested in buying a turntable..
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2018, 06:38 »
For a first time buyer, I think the AudioTechnica is hard to beat. I love the AT95EX cart and the ability to switch to 45rpm with the flick of a button. And it has a built in phono preamp and a USB ADC to transfer vinyl to WAV. And it sells in Australia from $700+. RRP is $799. I really like that the phono preamp is defeatable so you can use a better phono down the road

I think a manual turntable like a basic Rega where you have to swap belts on pulleys can get old easily. At this stage of the hobby you want to get immersed in the music not in the ritual IMHO.

If you had the moolah, the next step up is the ClearAudio Concept. Another incredibly easy to set up table. Even the counterweight is already factory set up. Just take out of the box. Put the belt and platter on. Then plug in the cables. It is $2599 retail though. But that ClearAudio cart is very nice. There’s an option to add an MC cart and a built in phono preamp too.
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Offline noahnoah

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Re: Interested in buying a turntable..
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2018, 13:10 »

What about project essential?..

Any comments on this brand..

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Re: Interested in buying a turntable..
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2018, 13:52 »
You might want to check out hear records at burlington Square. They are having GSS sale 30% off music hall turntables, suitable for beginners

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Re: Interested in buying a turntable..
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2018, 17:39 »
The lowest Pro-Ject I would consider is the Debut Esprit DC SB. which is more expensive than the Audio Technica LP5.
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Re: Interested in buying a turntable..
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2018, 17:41 »
Buying a phono turntable is... if never check own system compatibility, anyhow hoot, money will be wasted!
Until now i still dunno my amp is MM or MC input...

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Re: Interested in buying a turntable..
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2018, 17:47 »
Buying a phono turntable is... if never check own system compatibility, anyhow hoot, money will be wasted!
Until now i still dunno my amp is MM or MC input...

Once you go and check : it become MH
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Re: Interested in buying a turntable..
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2018, 18:01 »
Buying a phono turntable is... if never check own system compatibility, anyhow hoot, money will be wasted!
Until now i still dunno my amp is MM or MC input...

Usually is moving magnet (MM). What is the model of your amp?
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