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Where to get a decent new turntable reasonably priced.

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

I want to get a turntable and I am tired of looking for a good deal on a used one.  What is a good one to buy new that is reasonably priced?

post #2 of 10

What is your budget?  And have you been looking at Audiogon?  There are quite a few excellent decks listed.

 

I'd recommend buying a used one.  You'll save a heap of money.

post #3 of 10

It depends on your definition of "reasonably priced" but there are good quality entry-level turntables available from Rega, Pro-Ject, Music Hall, Thorens and more.   Your best bet would be to find a great local audio retailer for a purchase like this.  That way you can get help with the tonearm and cartridge set-up (which should not cost extra).  If there is no high-end dealer nearby, you can find these tables online at NeedleDoctor, MusicDirect, AcousticSounds, and AudioAdvisor.  Have fun!

post #4 of 10

Once you start with vinyl is there anything really "reasonably priced"?  lol wink.gif

post #5 of 10

I was going to reply that a vinyl addiction was no more expensive than other formats, but then I remembered that my turntable did cost more than double my cd player, triple my dvd player, 4X my squeezebox......um....ok.  "Unreasonable?"

post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 

I want to spend 150-200 the less the better of course.

post #7 of 10

OK.  Under 200 I would probably opt for the

AT: http://www.needledoctor.com/Audio-Technica-LP60-Fully-Automatic-Turntable-with-Switchable-Phono-Pre-amp_2?sc=2&category=46 

or

Denon: http://www.needledoctor.com/Denon-DP-29F-Turntable?sc=2&category=46 

 

Both include cartridge and built in phono preamp (extra cost items for higher-end tables).

post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by pHEnomIC View Post

I want to spend 150-200 the less the better of course.


See if you can turn up a used Technics SL1200 around town.  That's about the best you can do.

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Originally Posted by pHEnomIC View Post

I want to get a turntable and I am tired of looking for a good deal on a used one.  What is a good one to buy new that is reasonably priced?



go to audio advisor web site and depending on your budget you can pick up a rega turntable with the super rega arms and a decent cartruidge. If they are prced out of your budget there are project and music hall  in the lower end. If you shoot me a pM with your budget I could recommend some really nice turntables and cartridges . AA installs everything for you and no setup to be required.

post #10 of 10

With the Rega RP1 on it's way maybe you can see if you can find a new Rega P1 from you local dealer.

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