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I just bought a Music Hall Mat from the Needle Doctor for $50. Hope to test drive it by next Saturday.

 

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And on that note, I best get to bed...see you on the other side.


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post #212 of 2754

Hey y'all, long-time lurker, but first post here!

 

I'm a college student and I've been buying used vinyl for a while, somewhat pointlessly as I've really delayed investing in a turntable setup. Well I think it's about time. I'm essentially wondering what gear I would need, and what would be the best to get (in my fairly modest price range), in order to enjoy my records on a turntable but listen over both speakers and headphones (probably mostly headphones). I'd be looking to spend perhaps around $250 on a table and $100 or so on whatever preamp/headphone amp might be required for this setup.

 

Thanks!

post #213 of 2754
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Originally Posted by petec View Post

 I'd be looking to spend perhaps around $250 on a table and $100 or so on whatever preamp/headphone amp might be required for this setup.

 

Go to www.Musicdirect.com or www.Elusivedisc.com or www.Needledoctor.com ,etc., and have a look at the entry level turntables that include a cartridge for your budget.  Then find yourself an old receiver from the 70s or so at a thrift store and you're good to go for a start up system.

 

But I gotta say, $250 for a new table and cart is gonna be hard to find.  So maybe hit the thrift store first and see if they have some better old tables.  Or double that $250 and your options really open up for a new one.

post #214 of 2754

Looking through my Craigslist, these are my options for "vintage" or just used turntables.

  • Akai Model AP-Q310
  • Technics SL-BD22 (Never used, still in box)
  • Kenwood Turntable Model KD-3070
  • Kenwood KD-1600
  • Kenwood KD-67F
  • Technics SL-B210
  • Technics SL-BD20
  • Technics SLB210
  • Technics SL220
  • Technics SL-3
  • B&O RX-2 (Stands for Bang and Olufsen I believe?) and comes with a MMC 4 cart
  • Vintage German(?) made Dual CS-721
  • Rare Dual CS 607 ($200 though)
  • Sears LXI
  • Kenwood KD-54R
  • Band and Olufsen Beogram 5000
  • Some sort of Optimus Turntable

Anything worth checking out?  Thanks so much!

post #215 of 2754
Thread Starter 
If that Kenwood KD-3070 is working well, and the seller has a realistic price (under $100 for sure, under $75 ideally), that is actually quite a decent starter TT.
post #216 of 2754

The guy is asking $100 right now.  He says its looks and works 100%(It does look pretty good in the pictures.).   It also comes with an extra Audio Technica Dual Magnetic Cartridge, AT96E .4 x .7 mil Bi Radial Diamond.  Is that a good price with the included cart?

post #217 of 2754
Thread Starter 
If the cartridge (or at least stylus) is new/unused, I'd think that's a decent deal.
post #218 of 2754

Anyone know where I can get a Technics Linear IC AN6675K here in america?  I sent a email out to a place in germany to see if they will ship one to the US just waiting for their reply.

post #219 of 2754

A while ago Clayton SF posted up that he has one of these air blowers for cleaning his amps and what ever.  I finally got around to getting one a few weeks ago, and finally got around to posting about it.  It's a very good idea to have one.  You'll be blowing dust off everything you own for a few days!  Good for hitting the records along with the brush that you should be using.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Giottos-AA1900-Rocket-Blaster-Large/dp/B00017LSPI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354666805&sr=8-1&keywords=air+blower

 

 

700

post #220 of 2754

Do I need to get a preamp, phono stage, or anything else for a Pioneer SX-315 receiver?  I'm not really sure what it has, and that is what I'd be using with my turntable from the looks of it right now.

post #221 of 2754
Thread Starter 

It does not appear to me that the SX-315 has a phono input, so you would need an outboard phono stage, yes.

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If you could pay a little more this one would be a better option. http://app.audiogon.com/listings/phono-parasound-ph-101-2012-12-05-preamplifiers-74244
post #224 of 2754
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Originally Posted by dminches View Post

If you could pay a little more this one would be a better option. http://app.audiogon.com/listings/phono-parasound-ph-101-2012-12-05-preamplifiers-74244

 

How much does this model cost new roughly?

post #225 of 2754

I don't know.

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