Looking to buy a turntable

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  1. j3

    j3 Kiefer is my Big Boss TFW2005 Supporter

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    So I've been thinking about buying a turntable to play some vinyl, and just wondered if anyone here has any suggestions on some decent sounding entry-level tables. I don't have a thousand dollars to go crazy audiophile on one, but I don't want to just buy the cheapest piece of crap either. I've been researching a bit on the web, but am looking for opinions too.
     
  2. FreshDebesh

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    I bought a Sony manual one almost 10 years ago for close to 70 bucks. I'm sure you can get one cheaper. It's basically entry level, but it produces great sound. Only thing is, I had to get a preamp to amp up the sound when I connected it to my receiver. Most of the newer receivers don't have auxillary inputs for turntables, and so your turntable has to have its own amp, or you need the preamp. Donno if you knew that or not, but it's something I picked up on the way and thought I'd share.
     
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    Technics is the best as far as I'm concerned, as I used to spin way back in the day, and they were all I ever used. However they are expensive.
     
  4. j3

    j3 Kiefer is my Big Boss TFW2005 Supporter

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    Well, I'm guessing that would probably be best. Just save up a bit and actually pick up a 1200mk2.
     
  5. Bryan

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    If you buy one, though, you have to buy another. And then a microphone. That's where it's at.
     
  6. FreshDebesh

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    And you have to learn to make that "wicky wicky" sound too.
     
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    dammit you beat me to that joke
     
  8. cybertron2006

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    Hell, I can't make that one. Don't have the turntable to do it either.

    BTW, is your sig animated, cuz I was looking in this thread and I saw your sig shaking a little.
     
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    I've got a pair of Technics SL-1200M3Ds and they are...mmmph. Sweet. They, combined with the DJ needles I picked up a few years back, really bring out a song.
     
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    Same here. I actullay just got them back out of storage, have to set them up again soon :D 
    They are a bit on the expensive side but they'll last. :) 
     
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    Technics, Pioneer or Gemini decks, avoid Numark like the plague as it'll flunk out on you within months (four sets of Numark decks to a single pair of Technics!), go with direct drive, for the improved torque and feel. Avoid the cheaper belt drive decks and you'll be set.

    We spent £420 on a pair of second hand decks (Technics SL1200) and after years of DJ'ing alternate weekends and playing seven hour sessions at a time, they're still going strong.
     
  12. j3

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    If I just wanted to grab like a $100 one to plug and play with my crappy receiver right now, how's the Pioneer PL990? Or any other suggestions in the cheap range?
     
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  14. Pactard2112

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    Well, you could go for a portable Ion turntable, I bought one for about $100 a few months back. It's not the best but it gets the job done.
     

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