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Old 05-21-2011, 05:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Turntable Suggestion fo Newbie

I am an absolute novice when it comes to vinyl and turntables.I am interested in enjoying the few vinyl records I've purchased, but don't know
what turntable I should invest in. If anyone has any suggestions on the type of amplifers or speakers I should purchase, it would be a hugh help to me.

I am looking for recommendations from anyone who has experience with turntables and vinyl.I am currently looking at one in partiular turntable (Amazon.com: Audio-Technica AT-PL120 Professional Direct-Drive Turntable: Electronics), which sounds quality and seems to be popular amongst those who have reviewed it.
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Old 05-22-2011, 01:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Get yourself a nice old technics with an S-shaped arm.
Any technics will do. Buy an Audio Technica AT95E cartridge and put it under the technics.
The AT-PL120 won't do any better, believe me .
If you want to buy something new (for whatever reason), spend that little extra money and go for the Technics SL-1200. If you don't have that money, look for a Pro-ject or a Goldring turntable. Again, fit them with the AT95E cartridge. It's bang for the buck .

Please do note: You have to have a phono connection on your amplifier or you'll have to buy a phono preamplifier.
The sound that comes from a record player is a lot softer than the sound that comes from a CD player. That's why you need the pre-amplifier.
As a pre-amplifier I would suggest the NAD PP1, 2 or 3. There's cheaper ones, but this is the cheapest one I can think of that doesn't sound like utter crap.
You could try the Pro-ject Phonobox. I haven't heard it so far, but it is said to be quite good.
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Old 05-30-2011, 07:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Get one at a garage sale.
It's not worth it to buy a cheap one brand new for recreational listening.
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
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And the cheap new ones are crappy eitherway
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