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    O/T Turntable advice

    After about 16 years my old record turntable has packed in and I wondered if anybody had any recommendations for a replacement.
    I don't think it was a particularly expensive one, a bush.
    I've seen a few around the 30 mark which I suspect is the sort of price range of my old one.
    I don't know exactly as it was a Xmas present.
    I'm happy to spend a bit more than that up to a couple of hundred tops

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    This is a pretty good deal, 2 year guarantee and 70 cheaper than Amazon and 20 less than Richer Sounds (better customer service at Richer Sounds though).

    EDIT: No, the Richer Sounds model is the USB model so has more functions.

    https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/audio-...pper+Deals+Ltd

    If you want to spend a bit more look at this brand and also Pro-Ject and TEAC.

    https://www.richersounds.com/hi-fi/s...urntables.html
    Last edited by great_fire; 11-08-2020 at 02:06 PM.

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    Rega Planar fella, made in England. The least expensive is the Planar 1, then they get more expensive as the numbers progress right up to Planar 10 which is the price of a small car lol. I have the Planar 2 and its fantastic. Not cheap, but brilliant turntables.

    http://www.rega.co.uk/turntables.html
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    A top quality turntable will be a crap turntable if you hook it up to a rubbish amplifier

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    The Pro-Ject Essential III is also a good turntable, you can sometimes get it at for 260 at Richer Sounds.
    Last edited by great_fire; 11-08-2020 at 02:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grist_To_The_Mill View Post
    A top quality turntable will be a crap turntable if you hook it up to a rubbish amplifier
    Or put sh1t records on it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rileyev.the.third View Post
    Or put sh1t records on it!!
    Lol yeah

    A case of black vinyl matters

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    Marantz or denon are very good brands.
    Basic ones start in the low 100 pounds for marantz. Denon low 200s

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    CDs sound better anyway.

    When people say vinyl has a "warm" sound this is mainly due to this:

    "the 'warmth' that many people associate with LPs can generally be described as a bass sound that is less accurate." The difficulty of accurately translating bass lines to vinyl without making grooves too big means that engineers have to do a lot of processing to get it to work, which changes the tone of the bass in a way that, apparently, many people find aesthetically pleasing.
    https://www.vox.com/2014/4/19/562605...etter-than-cds

    Vinyl is more fun to collect though as the bigger size makes them more like art.

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    Thanks for replies everyone, sorry for not getting back sooner just finished work.
    I'll have a read through when I get home.
    Plenty to get my teeth into there, i knew MM wouldn't let me down 👍
    Take the point about he amp, mines not bad and perfectly good fiurvtje space I've got it in
    Thanks again

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